|With a long tradition of diversity, St. Stephen's believes that learning is enhanced when cultural differences are celebrated and respected. We have a very active and visible boarding program for international students, with 70 students from more than 20 countries. The staff at the Center For International and Multicultural Affairs is experienced in helping students integrate into the St. Stephen's academic and social community.|
Across the curriculum faculty incorporate lessons, discussions and projects relating to the exploration of various cultural heritages. Our multidisciplinary approach integrates the study of diverse groups into the academic programs and students gain a perspective that encourages appreciation and understanding of other cultures as well as their own. Preparing students to be global citizens requires a comprehensive and intentional effort to explore racial and cultural groups.
Examples of teaching with a multicultural perspective include: English - study of literature from various cultures; history - studies of government, religion, economy, the art, the environment, social justice rights, and cultures across the globe and throughout time; performing arts - units on ethnic plays and playwrights and study of world performance traditions; visual arts - study and creation of art from other parts of the world; languages - in addition to learning to speak languages, emphasis is placed on the cultural and historical traditions in their chosen course of study. Our world requires educated individuals to be culturally competent and sensitive to various points of view.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School welcomes the richness that international students bring to the community. International students are defined as non-American passport holders and/or any student whose family resides outside the United States. This includes American expatriates. The International Office is located upstairs in the Becker Library. The International Office Staff is available to help at any time during the school day.