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Back to School & Orientation Information

On this page you'll find information to help new and returning families prepare for the 2024-25 school year. 
Please note that this page will be updated with additional information throughout the summer, so be sure to check back periodically.
New Student Orientation and Dorm Move-In
Sunday, August 18

Parents’ Association Back-to-School Event
Monday, August 19

First Day of School
Tuesday, August 20

Summer Reading | Supplies | Laptops | Textbooks

The St. Stephen's Online Bookstore is open but textbooks will be available to order beginning August 5. Textbooks are not available for purchase in the physical St. Stephen's Campus Store. Please read these helpful Instructions for Ordering Textbooks online.

Forms and Pre-Season Registrations

How To Register

To complete registration for fine arts workshops, please sign in to your SchoolAdmin portal, and click "View Checklist."

Forms include: 

  • Middle School Fine Arts Private Lesson and Pre-Season Workshop Registration
  • Upper School Fine Arts Private Lesson Registration
  • Bookstore Permission to Charge
  • Boarding Student Special Permission
  • Boarding Student Roommate Questionnaire

Orientation Schedules

6th Grade

List of 3 items.

  • Sunday, August 18

    Orientation, Advisory Meetings, and “Treat & Meet”
    3-3:45 p.m - Parent and Student Orientation Meeting in Helm Fine Arts Center.

    4-4:45 p.m. - Advisory Meetings for parents and students in Gunn Hall.

    4:45-5:30 p.m. - Ice Cream & Conversation—Take a few minutes to make new friends, say hello to those you already know, and set up lockers. Families are free to leave any time before 6:00.
  • Monday, August 19

    Orientation and Back to School Day
    9-9:15 a.m. - Chapel for new Middle School students and parents

    9:30-11:00 a.m. - Orientation for new Middle School students (Gunn Hall) and parents (Helm Fine Arts Center Recital Hall).

    11-11:40 a.m. - Middle School lunch

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym.

    11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. - Middle School Class Meetings for students in Gunn Hall.

    12:50 p.m. - Dismissal. No athletic practices today.
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

New 7th and 8th Graders

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  • Sunday, August 18

    Advisory Meetings and “Treat & Meet”
    2-2:30 p.m. - Advisory Meetings for parents and students in Gunn classrooms.

    2:30-3:15 p.m. - Ice Cream & Conversation for parents and students. Take a few minutes to make new friends, say hello to those you already know, and set up lockers.
  • Monday, August 19

    Orientation and Back to School Day
    9-9:15 a.m. - Chapel for new Middle School students and parents.

    9:30-11 a.m. - Orientation for new Middle School students in Gunn Hall, and parents in the Helm Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

    11-11:40 a.m. - Middle School lunch.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym

    11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. - Middle School Class Meetings for students in Gunn Hall

    12:50 p.m. - Dismissal. No athletic practices today.
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

Returning 7th and 8th Graders

List of 3 items.

  • Sunday, August 18

    Advisory Meetings and “Treat & Meet”
    2-2:30 p.m. - Advisory Meetings for parents and students in Gunn classrooms.

    2:30-3:15 p.m. - Ice Cream & Conversation for parents and students. Take a few minutes to make new friends, say hello to those you already know, and set up lockers.
  • Monday, August 19

    Back to School Day
    11-11:40 a.m. - Middle School lunch.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym.

    11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. - Middle School Class Meetings for students in Gunn Hall.

    12:50 p.m. - Dismissal. No athletic practices today.
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

8th Grade Boarding Students

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  • Sunday, August 18

    Orientation for New Boarding Students and Parents
    9-11 a.m. - New boarding student check-in at the Booth Student Center and dorm move-in.

    11-11:30 a.m. - New boarding students & parents meet dorm parents in the dorm common rooms.

    11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Residential students & their parents have lunch in the Dining Hall.

    12:45-1:45 p.m. - 8th grade boarding Orientation with Middle School residential faculty and administrators (Gunn Hall Room A).

    2-2:30 p.m. - Advisory Meetings for parents and students in Gunn Hall classrooms.

    2:30-3:15 p.m. - Ice Cream & Conversation for parents and students. Students may set up their lockers.

    4-6 p.m. - Free time for boarding students and parents to run errands, trips to local stores, set-up room. Parents depart campus by 6:00.

    5:15 p.m. - Boarding Parent Social at Maudie's Milagro (3801 N. Capital of TX Hwy). Guests pay for their own food and beverages.  

    6 p.m. - Boarding student dinner (Dining Hall).

    6:45 p.m. - Residential Life welcome (Chapel).

    8 p.m. - Dorm meetings.
  • Monday, August 19

    Orientation and Back to School Day
    9-9:15 a.m. - Chapel for new Middle School students and parents.

    9:30-11 a.m. - Orientation for new Middle School students in Gunn Hall, and parents in the Helm Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

    10-11 a.m. - New boarding parents coffee & pastries with Chris Gunnin, Head of School (Library)

    11-11:40 a.m. - Middle School lunch.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym.

    11:50 a.m. -12:50 p.m. - Middle School Class Meetings for students in Gunn Hall.

    12:50 p.m. - Dismissal. No athletic practices today.

    1:30-3:30 p.m. - 8th Grade Boarding social event.

    6 p.m. - Residential Life picnic.
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

New Upper School Boarding Students

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  • Sunday, August 18

    Orientation for New Upper School Boarding Students— including St. Stephen's 8th grade graduates
    9-11 a.m. - New boarding student check-in at the Booth Student Center and dorm move-in.

    11-11:30 a.m. - New boarding students & parents meet dorm parents (dorm common rooms)

    11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - Residential students & their parents have lunch in the Dining Hall.

    1-3:15 p.m. - Free time to continue setting up room.

    3:30-4 p.m. - Advisory meetings for students and parents on The Hill.

    4 p.m. - Parent Orientation in Helm Fine Arts Center.

    4-5 p.m. - Club Fair and treats in Clayton Gym, and parents will join students at the gym.

    5:15 p.m. - Boarding Parent Social at Maudie's Milagro (3801 N. Capital of TX Hwy). Guests pay for their own food and beverages.  

    6 p.m. - Boarding student dinner (Dining Hall).

    6:45 p.m. - Residential Life welcome (Chapel).

    8 p.m. - Dorm meetings.
  • Monday, August 19

    Orientation for New Boarding Students and Parents—including St. Stephen's 8th Grade Graduates
    8:30-9:30 a.m. - Math Placement exam for students who require testing in Brewster Hall, Room 1.

    10-11 a.m. - Language Placement exam for students who require testing in Brewster Hall, Room 1.

    10-11 a.m. - New boarding parents coffee & pastries with Chris Gunnin, Head of School (Library)

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym.
     
    12 p.m. - Lunch
     
    12:45-3:45 p.m. - Spartan Welcome! in Helm Fine Arts Center Theatre, for students only.

    4:15 p.m. - Upper School athletic practices.

    6 p.m. - Residential Life picnic.
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

New Upper School Day Students

List of 3 items.

  • Sunday, August 18

    Orientation for New Upper School Day Students— including St. Stephen's 8th grade graduates
    3:30-4 p.m. - Advisory meetings for students and parents on The Hill.

    4 p.m. - Parent Orientation in Helm Fine Arts Center.

    4-5 p.m. - Club Fair and treats in Clayton Gym, and parents will join students at the gym.
  • Monday, August 19

    Orientation for New Day Students and Parents— including St. Stephen's 8th grade graduates
    8:30-9:30 a.m. - Math Placement exam for students who require testing in Brewster Hall, Room 1.

    10-11 a.m. - Language Placement exam for students who require testing in Brewster Hall, Room 1.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association in Clayton Gym.

    12 p.m. - Lunch

    12:45-3:45 p.m. - Spartan Welcome! in Helm Fine Arts Center Theatre for students only.

    4:15 p.m. - Upper School athletic practices
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

Returning Upper School Students

List of 3 items.

  • Sunday, August 18

    Dorm Move In, Advisory and Club Fair for Returning Students
    1-3 p.m. - Dorm move in for boarding students.

    4-5 p.m. - Club Fair and treats in Clayton Gym

    6 p.m. - Boarding student dinner (Dining Hall).

    6:45 p.m. - Residential Life welcome (Chapel).

    8 p.m. - Dorm meetings.
  • Monday, August 19

    Parents' Association Back-to-School Event and Athletic Practices
    9 a.m.-11 a.m. Mandatory College Counseling meeting for all seniors. Location to be determined.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m. Parents attend Back-to-School event sponsored by Parents’ Association

    4:15 p.m. - Upper School athletic practices.

     
  • Tuesday, August 20

    First Day of Classes
    8:30 a.m. - Academic year 2024-25 begins!

Student Health Records

MagnusHealth link
Please enter all medical information into your Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record) account for each child attending St. Stephen's. 

To access your Magnus Health SMR account, please login to MySSES and look for the orange Magnus Health tile. If you need help accessing MySSES please send an email to techsupport@sstx.org. If you have a health record related question please email healthcenter@sstx.org.
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