St. Stephen’s embraces a continuum of education where each developmental stage of the child is considered. St. Stephen’s is the only school in the United States that has a combined program that includes Montessori and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). At St. Stephen’s, we have a tradition of excellence and educational leadership that offers inquisitive, inspired and creative students a global framework for learning and engaging. This combination of curricula inspires students towards spiritual growth, creative expression, responsible citizenship and academic success in higher education.

Message from David Coe, Head of School

At St. Stephen’s Episcopal School – Houston we encourage our faculty, staff and students to be independent thinkers, to value diversity and to recognize that all of us are spiritual human beings, despite different religious practices we may have.

As I interview candidates for teaching and staff positions, I have a strong desire to get to know each candidate and to understand what drives them to want to work with and teach our students. 

Located in the heart of Houston Montrose, the campus vibrates with activity and joy. As the only Episcopal School in the Diocese of Texas that offers Montessori, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and the first American school in the U.S. that uses the International Middles Years Curriculum for its 7th and 8th grade students, St. Stephen’s is on the cutting edge of 21st century learning. 

At St. Stephen’s: 

  • We are committed to providing students with the best education in Houston.
  • We welcome all students, employees and families with respect.
  • We believe each of us is a spiritual human being who has a north star that guides us in what we do and how we treat one another.

If St. Stephen’s School sounds like a place where you would like to share your time and talents, I invite you to contact me. 

In Peace,

David Coe
Head of School

Working at St. Stephen’s has afforded me the opportunity to teach what I love. It’s the best feeling to be able to give students ‘a-ha’ moments in science and in math. I am especially proud of the introduction of our new middle school curriculum, IMYC. We have picked a wonderful way to introduce key concepts to this age group. Our students are very dependent on peer relationships and want to learn independently, and we have created a wonderful environment for them to demonstrate their knowledge. Through collaborative efforts, the middle school faculty can help students appreciate the need for academics but also practice time management, goal-setting and planning ahead—to see the bigger picture as individuals who care about their well-being, their spirituality, their academics and their independence.
— Jamie Shick, Math and Science Teacher (Middle School)
As one of the oldest Montessori schools in Houston, what makes teaching at St. Stephen’s so fulfilling and rewarding is that it’s truly a home away from home. It has a wonderfully rich history with a very close community where everyone is accepted for their uniqueness.
— Gladis Martin, Class I Lead Teacher/After Care Coordinator

Current Positions


Director of admissions

The Director of Admissions is a member of the School’s Administration Team and is primarily responsible for the strategic leadership and development of an effective team to increase and retain students on behalf of the School. The Director will be responsible, in coordination with the Head of School and Principal, for developing and implementing all admissions goals and strategies.  The Director will develop a marketing campaign that relays the School’s mission to prospective students and families.  The Director of Communications will work closely with the Director of Admissions on all marketing strategies.  Reporting to the Head of School, the Director will be responsible for establishing quotas for the admissions department.  The Director oversees all aspects of student recruitment for St. Stephen’s and establishes admissions policies and ensures each class is filled with the appropriate number of qualified students. 

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter as well as three references to: Head of School, David B. Coe at dcoe@ssesh.org

Teaching Assistant - Orientation (15 months - 3 years)

We currently are looking for a full-time Orientation Teacher’s Assistant to help with students 15 months - 3 years old. Classroom Assistants facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children’s families and staff members. Classroom assistants are under the direct supervision of the lead classroom teacher with whom they work. For more information, please visit our Montessori curriculum for Orientation. A background check and fingerprinting is required. 

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter as well as three references to: Lower School Principal Nahla Nasser.

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Social MEdia and Communications Intern

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and School are two separate 501 ©3 non-profit organizations that work in conjunction with one another sharing six common core values. Our church and school based internship provides a total immersion environment for an intern to develop skills and be challenged in a fast-paced setting. . This internship is geared toward Communications majorsor volunteers who seek hands-on experience with creating promotional materials, building/managing internal/external relationships, learning communication strategies across various channels, and understanding promotional campaign reporting. Applicants need to be comfortable working with Microsoft Office/Publisher, Email Campaigning and Social Media Sites; have good oral and written communication skills, and detail-oriented.

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is looking for substitute teachers to work with students from 15 months through eight grade. The applicant needs to indicate which level he/she will be interested in subbing. You must have had experience as a substitute teacher—Montessori preferred for younger grades, but not required. If not already certified you must go through Safeguarding God’s Children Training as required for all employees in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. A background check and fingerprinting is required. If interested in applying for this position please contact Lower School Principal Nahla Nasser.