Upper School Courses

Upper School Health & Wellness

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  • Grade 9

    The Health 9 class is designed to help students think through high school experiences surrounding healthy choices. The curriculum consists of a blend of social-emotional and physical health education, as it pertains to adolescent development. To this end, there are 4 core modules: self-awareness, relationship skills, physical health, and community health. By the end of the course, students should have a better sense of themselves, their schoolmates, and the essential building blocks of health living for the next four years and beyond.

    Health classes are co-taught by a St. Stephen’s faculty member and 12th grade health teaching assistants, which gives a nice balance of professional facilitation and current material. Each class is taught through a reflective, interactive and personal growth oriented methodology.
  • Grade 10

    The Sophomore Seminar focuses on health and wellness in the high school years. The class meets once a rotation during the spring term of each students' 10th grade year. The topics reflect the core modules introduced in Heath 9 (self-awareness, relationship skills, physical health, and community health). Students benefit from hearing from a different St. Stephen's faculty member each class who raise timely health-based topics through discussions or activities. Students are challenged to reflect on what this means for their own life and how this impacts their decision-making.
  • Grade 12

    Health classes are co-taught by a St. Stephen’s faculty member and 12th grade health teaching assistants, which gives a nice balance of professional facilitation and current material. Each class is taught through a reflective, interactive and personal growth oriented methodology.

College Counseling

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  • Grade 11

    College Counseling is a non-credit, ungraded, mandatory course for juniors in the winter and spring terms. 

    Students are introduced to the process of applying to colleges, including using Naviance, the Common App, Apply Texas, and the University of California system application. They learn how to use Naviance and other resources effectively for college research and how to construct a balanced college list. Students are given in-class time to fill out the general information sections of the Common App, complete the Senior Questionnaire in Naviance, do some college research using the Fiske Guide and individual college websites, and begin drafting essays. 

    The culmination of the course is a role-play workshop. Students read, present, and discuss mock applicant files; the group then makes an admissions decision in each case. 

    All course resources are then archived for students to use during their entire application process.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Drive Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-327-1213