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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 and International Middle Years Curriculum, 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

Sign-up online to schedule a tour. You may apply without having to attend a tour but we recommend one. It's fun!

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

Ask a teacher to share your achievements with us. Recommendation forms are available.

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, mail, or email the recommendation directly to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—Houston Admissions 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 7 or 8. Register at 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.

Testing not required for K - 6th.

Schedule your visit to the classroom. Check out the academic, arts, and wellness classes while meeting teachers and students. See all the happenings on campus!

*Deadline for Application: Friday, January 19 for first round considerations. Applications are accepted year-round, depending on availability.

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

Notifications: Admissions decisions on completed applications received by the first round consideration deadline will be made available mid- March 2018. St. Stephen’s Episcopal School abides by the common reply date set forth by the association of Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS).  Candidates offered admission have until April 11, 2018 to confirm enrollment.  Applications are accepted year round and after placement of priority applicants, openings are filled according to spaces available by grade or level.

Primary to 8th gradeAll 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**

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

**Classroom visits are for students entering Primary – 8th grade.

*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