Back To School & Orientation

Download Your Packets

Families with siblings attending SSES should download a Back-to-School packet for each student.

8th Graders graduating to Upper School should download the packet for a New Student.
Packets include information about:

August New Student Orientation
Back-To-School Day
Information for boarding students
Ordering textbooks
Summer reading assignments
Middle School supply lists
Pre-season Sport Camps
Fine Arts lessons for the upcoming academic year

History, Values, & Vision Sessions

All new parents will attend one of the "History, Values, and Vision" sessions.

We ask that at least one parent from each family join our Head of School, Chris Gunnin, and Associate Head of School for Institutional Advancement, Christine Aubrey, for lunch to learn about the founding purpose of the school that is carried on today. The history of the school and the path it has taken to become an intellectually alive community is a story to hear. By the end of lunch you'll have a deeper understanding of and appreciation for St. Stephen’s, and how it enriches your student's experience.

Sessions are offered:
  • Wednesday, August 22, 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, August 27, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Monday, September 3, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Online Forms

You'll fill out all school forms online, through our SchoolAdmin portal. Sign in and click "View Checklist".
Forms include:

  • Boarding Student Special Permissions
  • Roommate Questionnaire - Boarding students only
  • Pre-Season Sport Camps
  • Fine Art Private Lesson Registration
  • Fine Art Middle School Pre-Season Workshops
  • Bookstore Permission to Charge

Student Health Records

You'll enter all medical information into your MagnusHealth SMR (Student Medical Record) account for each child attending St. Stephen's. To access your Magnus Health SMR Account, please click on the MySSES link which appears in the top-left corner of this web page, and sign in. On the next page, click on the orange tile that says "Magnus Health", which takes you to the MagnusHealth SMR Portal. 

If you need help using MagnusHealth, please send an email to

Online Resources Workshop

New this year! All parents are invited to attend an Online Resources Workshop. Topics include navigating the MySSES parent portal, where to find information you'll need throughout the school year, how to personalize and synch your MySSES calendar, how to get email and text notifications, and more.

August 23, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall
September 21, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. in the Spivey Schenk room, located in the back of the Dining Hall.

Please RSVP at

Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Drive Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512-327-1213