The mission of the boarding program is to ensure that St. Stephen’s boarding students have a home away from home—a place where they are nurtured, supervised and mentored, and where they feel a strong sense of belonging. The program also provides students with a wide variety of events and activities during the week and on weekends. These include cookie-baking contests, pool parties, Sunday Night Treats and dinners at the head of school’s house on campus, as well as movies, dining, shopping and cultural excursions in Austin, ranked “#1 Place to Live” by U.S. News & World Report.
Students choose St. Stephen’s for lots of reasons. The two that seem to come up most often are challenge and inspiration. We challenge you to be your best, to discover hidden talents, to reach your utmost potential. You’ll be inspired by engaged faculty, interesting classmates and meaningful service opportunities, as well as by the new experiences you’ll enjoy on our 370-acre campus, in Austin and throughout the world.
The result? Students who are more independent, confident and motivated, with stronger study habits and life skills that better prepare them for college life and beyond.