At St. Stephen’s, we affirm individuality. We question everything. We build relationships. We practice service. We believe education should be about connecting dots. Seeing patterns. Applying knowledge. At St. Stephen’s, it is. Through Montessori, International Middle Years Curriculum, and an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, we give students the freedom to explore big ideas throughout their school year and the tools they need to make meaningful connections between them.

Below are the next steps in the admissions process. If this is your first inquiry into admissions at St. Stephen’s, we encourage you to begin by scheduling a tour of our campus

Admissions Process

Campus Tour: Schedule a tour of our campus with our Admissions Office.

Application Form: Complete and submit an official application for admission with a non-refundable fee. 

Application Fee: To complete the online application you must submit a non-refundable fee of $125.

Confidential Teacher Recommendations: As a portion of your application, we request a recommendation from the student’s previous school if applicable:

Administrator Confidential School Report

Lower School (Orientation - 6th Grade)

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


Middle School
Recommendation - English
Recommendation - Math


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

Confidential Administrator Recommendations: A recommendation form from the student’s current administrator is required. This may be the head of school, level principal, or counselor.

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Transcripts: Submit a certified copy of the applicant’s current and previous year’s report card, school records, and most recent standardized testing (IOWA, STANFORD, TAKS, etc).

transcript and records release form

Recommendations for Accommodations: If your child requires accommodations in the classroom, please submit any testing from their doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, or educational testing facility.


Admissions Test

OrientationTesting is not required.
Primary (ages 3–6): Classroom visitation by appointment will be scheduled after school receives formal application for admission.
Grades 1–4: WPPSI or WISC IV *. Classroom visitation by appointment will be scheduled after school receives formal application for admission.
Grades 5–6: WISC IV* REQUIRED and ISEE Exam (school code: 447569) requested along with the classroom visitation by appointment, which will be scheduled after school receives formal application for admission.
Grades 7–8: ISEE Exam (school code: 447569) REQUIRED along with the classroom visitation by appointment, which will be scheduled after school receives formal application for admission.
WPPSI and WISC may be administered by:
A Nurturing Home, 1418 Marshall Street, Houston, TX 77006, (713) 942-2330. The WISC IV and WPPSI tests can be taken with any certified diagnostician. Please have the results sent to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School - Houston.

Notification of Acceptance: The Admissions Committee will review each applicant on an individual basis. Notification of status will be sent and students will be accepted on a space available basis.

Tuition Deposit Deadline: Upon acceptance, a contract will be issued and due back within the time specified in addition to a 10% deposit. The annual registration fee is $250 for each student.

Visitation for Parents of Prospective Students: Parents of prospective students are invited to visit the school. Please make an appointment through the Admissions Office.

*Deadline for Application: January 20th for first round considerations. Applications are accepted year-round, depending on availability.

Orientation and Primary: Applications are accepted up to one year in advance. After placement for priority applicants, openings are filled according to the date the application is received, and fees are paid.

Primary to 8th grade: All required documentation for application must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to acceptance.

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Administrator Recommendation
  • Transcripts (report cards, school records, standardized testing)
  • Standardized test results
  • Classroom Visitation/Shadows

*Placement Priorities: Current students receive priority placement. Other applicants are considered, once requirements are satisfied, according to the following priorities:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Legacies
  • School/Church Community