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Boarding life at St. Stephen's is a constant adventure. Guided and supported by a houseleader and a team of house parents, boarding students learn to manage their time between meals, classes, studying, sports and activities. Weekends are action packed, with Gene Phillips and the residential staff planning numerous events and outings.

Life in a boarding school centers on community and fosters an awareness of personal responsibilities and rights. Sharing living space means sharing experiences, tolerating differences, and acquiring a sense of values about relationships. Rules enable positive communal life in the residence halls. Each resident is personally responsible for observing these rules.

Dorm Life
Boarding students at St. Stephen’s live under the supervision of house parents and assisting faculty members. Girls live in Freeman, Marshall House and Allen House. Boys live in Wycliff, the Greggs, Sage and Towner. Students are responsible for keeping their personal possessions and rooms in order. Rooms are routinely inspected to see that they are neat and clean. Students supply their own linens, blankets, pillows and towels. Room decorations such as spreads, curtains, pillows, pictures, posters and plants are permitted within reason and the bounds of good taste. Radios and stereos are permitted if used in accordance with hall regulations. Common rooms feature a television and living room furniture. Student rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, desk chairs, dressers and locking doors.
 
Proctors
Responsible, capable junior and senior students selected by the head of school, residential faculty and students serve as proctors and provide peer supervision of the dormitories. Proctors make sure residents do their share to make boarding life pleasant and help residents adjust to boarding-school life. Faculty members who live in apartments and houses adjacent to the residence halls provide adult supervision.

Feeling at Home at School
Student rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, desk chairs, dressers and locking doors. Common rooms feature a television and living room furniture. Each dorm also has a small kitchen and laundry machines for student use. Students supply their own linens, blankets, pillows and towels. Room decorations are permitted within reason and the bounds of good taste. Computers, iPods and cell phones are permitted during non-class hours and times other than evening study hall.

Internet Access
All residence hall bedrooms and all common rooms have high-speed Internet access for student use. Web access is monitored through campus-wide content-filtering software. Computer use and Internet access are also restricted at certain times of day, such as after lights-out.

SCHEDULE

Breakfast

Monday-Friday 6:50-7:45 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9-10:15 a.m.

Lunch

Monday-Friday 4th-6th periods
Saturday-Sunday noon-1 p.m.

Family-Style Dinner

Monday 5:45 p.m.

Cafeteria Dinner

Monday-Sunday 6 p.m.
 
Evening Study Hall
Sunday-Thursday 8-10 p.m. (required study time)
 
In Dorms
Sunday-Thursday 10 p.m., 10:30 p.m. for seniors
Friday-Saturday 11:30 p.m., midnight for seniors
 
Chapel
Sunday 11 a.m.


Gene A. Phillips, Jr.
Director of Residential Life
Dean of Students
gphillips@sstx.org
Orientation Videos
Guide for new boarding students at St. Stephens Episcopal School.
Presented by Jake Molina as a part of his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project.


Student Profile
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A member of the Class of 2017, Omar Chatila counts the bonds he has made living in the dorms and playing on the Spartan football team among his great experiences at St. Stephen’s.
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