Six Steps of Admission

At St. Stephen’s, we affirm individuality. We question everything. We build relationships. We practice service and we believe.  The learning experience should be personal, active, engaging and challenge students to step into their stretch zone.  At St. Stephen’s, it is. Through Montessori and International Middle Years Curriculum, we give students the freedom to explore big ideas and the responsibility of expressing mastery.  School life is rooted in collaboration among a diverse body, creatively applying knowledge and actively pursing one's affinity and place in the world.

To begin your child's St. Stephen's Episcopal experience, follow the steps outlines below.  We encourage you to schedule a tour of our campus soon. 

Parents are encouraged to sign-up online to schedule a tour. You may apply your student without attending a tour but we recommend one. It's informative and will give you the opportunity to imagine your child and your family, here. 

Complete the online application so we get to know more about your student and your family! 

Ask a teacher to share your achievements with us. Recommendation forms are required for ages 5 and above. 

Administrator Confidential School Report

Lower School (Orientation - 6th Grade)

Recommendation (Orientation-Kindergarten if applicable)
Recommendation (Elementary)


Middle Years (7th and 8th)
Recommendation - English
Recommendation - Math

The previous school’s teacher is to fax or email the recommendation directly to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—Houston Admission Office.

Provide copies of your report cards and standardized test results from the past two years, if applicable. Upload, email, fax, or drop off at the school. (Transcript and records release form)

Take the ISEE if you're applying for grades 6 and 7. Register at erblearn.org and select St. Stephen's as your school of choice. (Code: 447569) 

For first round consideration, the ISEE exam should be taken no later than February 1, 2018.

Applicants to Primary through International Middle Years are invited to visit the classroom.  This experiences helps your child to see him/herself as a Bulldog and it also provides insights for our teachers informing our decision process.  Students will experience lessons in the classroom and possibly with our academic specialists such as Spanish or music, as well.  

Schedule your student’s visit with us

*Deadline for Application: February 18 for first round considerations. Applications are accepted year-round, depending on availability.

Early Application: Applications are accepted up to one year in advance. 

Notifications: As a member of the Houston Area Independent Schools, or HAIS, St. Stephen's Episcopal provides admission decisions for complete applications on the Common Notification Date of March 8, 2019.  Candidates offered admission must reply to St. Stephen's no later than April 5, 2019 to confirm enrollment.  Applications are accepted year round.  After first round notifications, any remaining openings are offered to those who apply after February 18.  

Five Year Old Through 7th Grade Candidates: The following documentation is required in order to complete an application for enrollment.  All documents must be received in order to be considered for enrollment.  

  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Administrator Recommendation
  • Transcripts (report cards, school records
  • Standardized test results*

* Academic reports and/or testing only required for students that have previously attended school.