How to Apply

We're thrilled that you're considering St. Stephen's Episcopal School and look forward to getting to know your family during the admission process.

To submit an application for the 2022-2023 academic year, please create an account with our SchoolAdmin admission application portal. You'll use the portal to submit forms, upload report cards and request recommendations. It also provides a checklist so you can see the status of your application.

You'll need only one SchoolAdmin account to manage the admission process for multiple family members.

Steps to Apply

List of 10 items.

  • Application

    Biographical Information - This form must be completed before starting any other forms. It starts the application process and generates the student file. A credit card payment of the application fee must accompany online submission. The application fee is $100 for U.S. residents and $125 for applicants (or their parents) who reside outside the U.S. An application fee waiver may be requested by sending an email to rward@sstx.org.
  • Student Questionnaire

    To be completed by the student applicant. This form allows the applicant to share with the admission committee their personality and passions. It is to be completed by the student without assistance (other than helping navigate the website) from teachers or parents.
  • Student Essay

    To be completed by the student applicant. Applicants write a 200-600 word essay in response to one of three prompts. It is to be completed by the student without assistance (other than helping navigate the website) from teachers or parents.
  • Recommendations

    Current Math Teacher, Current English Teacher, Personal - You will be asked to submit email addresses for your recommenders who will then receive the form via email. They will receive a link to the recommendation that allows them to complete and submit their form online. The Office of Admission will not request recommendations from your teachers. Once the recommendation is submitted by your teacher you will receive an automated email confirmation.
  • Parent Statement

    The Admission Committee is eager to learn about your child. Please be candid with your responses. We also ask that you upload a recent photo of your student. While not required, it is extremely helpful during the admission process.
  • Report Cards

    Upload copies of the applicant’s final (year-end) report card from last school year and the most recent report card or progress report for the current school year. Official transcripts from the school are not required at this time; copies of report cards sent to the families may be submitted. Uploads must be PDF files and not screenshots or photos of report cards.
  • Standardized Testing

    Standardized testing is required for all applicants from the Austin area. 
     
    St. Stephen’s accepts the SSAT and ISEE standardized admission tests. Testing before or on January 25th will ensure that the scores are accepted for the January 25th priority application deadline.
     
    Both the SSAT and ISEE are offering options to test on a home computer and at Prometric Testing Centers. In addition, some school sites are available for in-person testing. At this time, St. Stephen's is offering on-campus testing for the SSAT on December 4, 2021 and January 8, 2022. SSAT has a helpful web page with instructions on home-based testing. SSAT also offers computer-based practice tests. 
     
    Due to the challenges associated with test administration outside of the Austin area at this time, students who are applying for boarding have the option of not submitting standardized test scores this year. Boarding applicants who do not submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage in the selection process. We will evaluate each application using our holistic approach that considers all other application documents and the personal interview. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admission with any questions.

    When registering for the SSAT (www.ssat.org), be sure to type St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin, TX) as a score recipient. The SSAT code for St. Stephen's is 6956. The ISEE (www.iseetest.org) code for St. Stephen’s is 440315. The testing company will then release the scores to St. Stephen’s and they will be marked as received on the application checklist.
     
    International students - Students may also submit TOEFL or Duolingo scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The TOEFL code is B078. International students should refer to the International Applicants link on the Admission page of the school website.


  • Campus Visits

    Campus Visits - Campus visits are optional. Our class visit option has been altered to follow campus Covid protocols. Applicants may visit campus to attend mock classes and tour the facilities on designated days. Campus visit details and registration are available here or by calling the Office of Admission. Registration is limited.
  • Interview

    The interview is required and must be completed by the January 25th deadline to be considered for priority admission. Interviews may be conducted in person or by Zoom. The interview is for both the applicant and the parent(s) and takes about an hour (30 minutes each). To schedule an interview please complete this form. Due to limited availability in January, we encourage families to complete their interview and campus visit before December 15th. 
    Applicants from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan should refer to this page for more information regarding interviews.
  • Online Application Checklist

    Families can follow the progress of their file through an online checklist. All documents submitted electronically will be posted to the application file and the status can be reviewed through the SchoolAdmin account.

Common Application

In an effort to simplify the application process and eliminate unnecessary duplication of effort, boarding applicants may elect to apply using the Standard Application Online - SAO through the SSAT.

Contact Admission

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School 
Office of Admission
6500 St. Stephen’s Drive 
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 327-1213 x210 
(512) 327-6771 - fax
admission@sstx.org

Important Dates

Applications for admission are accepted year round. The priority admission deadline is January 25. Students who complete files by January 25 get priority consideration for available spaces and we'll notify you of the decision on March 10th.

After January 25, St. Stephen’s considers applications on a rolling basis. When all spaces are filled, qualified candidates are placed on the waiting list if openings occur.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213