Life Outside the Classroom
At St. Stephen’s in Austin TX, what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside. From athletics, to travel abroad, to student clubs and organizations, our students engage in activities that shape well-rounded individuals, bring the school community together, and connect kids to the world at large.
Physical activity plays a key role in student life, whether through recreational or competitive athletics. Our students participate in team and individual sports at some of the finest facilities in the Southwest. St. Stephen’s fields teams in football, baseball, field hockey, track basketball, tennis, golf, volleyball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer and swimming, with teams competing in the Southwest Preparatory Conference.
And our comprehensive dance and outdoor wilderness programs offer even more ways for students to get physical. For students seeking to pursue and further their creative talents, opportunities abound in the visual arts, music, dance, theater and film. These include an advanced film program, an intensive Theatre Focus program, a student dance company, as well as choral and instrumental student ensembles. Student works are exhibited in an on-campus art gallery and our modern performing arts facility hosts both student and professional performances.
Boarding and day students can explore and pursue their interests in dozens of clubs and organizations devoted to fine arts, debate and quiz competitions, journalism, politics, peer tutoring, community service, and international culture, to name a few. It’s a St. Stephen’s tradition to be active and involved.
St. Stephen's has some great traditions — some serious, some less so — that have developed over the life of the school. So there’s no shortage of fun activities and enriching cultural experiences either, for boarding and day students alike. Some of these include Spartan Film Festival, the ISAS Fine Arts Festival, local theater and music performances, and school-sponsored service trips abroad. There is, however one experience that is hard to find at St. Stephen’s: boredom.