Choosing St. Stephen's

We value academic achievement as well as personal growth to prepare students for success as well as a healthy, balanced life. The St. Stephen’s Experience is characterized by four element which distinguish our school from others.

Why Families Choose St. Stephen's

List of 4 items.

  • Personalized Learning

    • Value individual expression and intellectual freedom
    • Encourage the pursuit of passions and participation in new learning experiences
    • Foster meaningful student-faculty relationships
    • Know your child as a unique individual inside and outside the classroom
  • Supportive Community

    • Provide a safe community where students can take risks, make mistakes and grow from experience
    • Inspire student engagement and connection through a variety of programs on and off campus
    • Honor the inherent dignity of every individual while cultivating a sense of belonging
  • Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

    • Support students with a team of advisors, counselors, learning specialists and dorm parents
    • Teach life skills that are essential to success in college and beyond
    • Provide opportunities for every student to shine through a balanced program of academics, athletics, fine arts and extracurriculars
  • Becoming Global Citizens

    • Foster a love of learning and spirit of service
    • Produce leaders ready to improve the world
    • Instill a strong sense of self and commitment to others
    • Cultivate self-sufficiency and independent thinking
    • Provide opportunities to interact with peers from other cultures and learn to see the world through their eyes

Spartans Share Their Boarding Experience

"My son learned to take responsibility for his work and actions. He developed meaningful relationships with students and adults. And he earned through practice skills and tools that will serve him well on his life's journey."
C. Leilani Valdes '91
Parent of Boarding Student and Alum
"I appreciate the relationships I have with students at St. Stephen's. I have had great conversations with students while working on a lab, coaching them in track, sitting with them at a lunch table or driving them to the mall."
Melissa Livsey
Upper School Science Instructor
"As a boarding student at St. Stephen's, I've made friendships with people from all over the world. We've learned many things about each other — from our languages and the meals we like to cook to other aspects of our cultures." 
Peyton Burgess
10th Grade Boarding Student 
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213