Upper School
Life in a boarding and day 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.

Student Life

List of 6 items.

  • Spiritual Life

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition. Through daily chapel services and a theology course capping the Middle School and Upper School experience, the school nurtures the inner life of all students.

    Interfaith and international, the St. Stephen’s student body learns respect and appreciation for other religions and perspectives. Students exposed to diverse belief systems develop tolerance for divergent points of view, an understanding of universal tenets, and a deepened appreciation for their own religious tradition.
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition. Through daily chapel services and a theology course capping the Middle School and Upper School experience, the school nurtures the inner life of all students.

    Interfaith and international, the St. Stephen’s student body learns respect and appreciation for other religions and perspectives. Students exposed to diverse belief systems develop tolerance for divergent points of view, an understanding of universal tenets, and a deepened appreciation for their own religious tradition.
  • Computer Use & Internet Access

    St. Stephen’s students have access to over 140 computers across campus in labs, classrooms, and the library. Additionally, students with laptops may access wireless computing zones in all campus academic buildings and Becker Library. The signal may be picked up in many of the outdoor recreation and study areas near these buildings.

    All residence hall dorm rooms and common areas have access to the wireless network and almost all rooms have an additional Ethernet connection. Web access is monitored through campus-wide, content-filtering software. Computer use and Internet access are restricted at certain times.
  • Dress Code

    Appropriate clothing at St. Stephen’s strikes a balance between fashion, comfort, and good taste. During academic hours, students wear a variety of clothing including shorts, t-shirts, jeans, and other comfortable, casual wear. At all times, students are expected to be neat and clean and to avoid extremes of appearance. Details of dress are described in the Student Handbook.
  • Details On Dorm Life

    Boarding students at St. Stephen’s live under the supervision of duty administrators, house leaders, and dorm parents. Dorms include Freeman/Wycliff, Marshall House, Towner House, the Greggs, Sage, and Allen House. Students are responsible for keeping their personal possessions and rooms in order. Rooms are routinely inspected for neatness and cleanliness. Freeman/Wycliff, a new dormitory housing 60 students, opened Fall 2012.

    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. 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.
  • Living By The Rules

    Every member of the community has access to an online handbook that outlines school regulations. The fundamental requirement is that members of the St. Stephen’s community respect the rights of others in the group. Lying, cheating, and stealing are not tolerated, and the use or possession of alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited.

    St. Stephen’s expects students to accept rules that have been adopted as necessary for a responsible, civilized community. Students are expected to attend chapel services, classes, conferences, and meals on time. The school expects every student to be courteous and show propriety in all relationships.

    A student who does not understand or accept these standards of conduct, or who shows an unwillingness to live by them, is not permitted to remain at school.
  • Proctors

    Responsible, capable senior and junior students selected by the Head of School, Director of Residence, residential faculty, and students serve as proctors and provide peer supervision of the dormitories. Faculty members who live in apartments and houses adjacent to the residence halls provide adult supervision.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213