Parents are essential to the St. Stephen’s community. At St. Stephen’s, we pride ourselves not only on the caliber of our students, but that of our parents.
As parents/guardians of students at St. Stephen's, your children will have plenty of opportunities to meet their teachers and classmates. Our younger children (Orientation and Primary levels) will visit their teachers and classrooms with their parents before attending the first day of school.
Students in Lower Elementary - Middle Years along with their parents are asked to attend before-school conferences with their teacher in order to discuss goals of the upcoming year.
For students enrolled in Orientation - Upper Elementary, school supplies and classroom materials are provided by St. Stephen’s. For Middle Years students, purchase of school supplies is required. All personal items such as backpacks, jackets, lunch kits, water bottles, etc., should be clearly labeled with the student’s name.
All families are encouraged to attend Parent Education throughout the year.
At SSESH we offer Parent Education almost every Friday in the church gathering area. Parent Education is for parents, grandparents and yes, even friends! The purpose of these classes is to discuss various topics of interest regarding Montessori and IMYC education. We consider education of parents to be an integral part of the school.
Parent Education is in the Nave, usually on Fridays at 8:15 a.m. following drop-off. Below is the 2017-18 Schedule.
- Friday, September 8: Montessori 101
- Saturday, September 16: Montessori & IMYC Journey*
- Friday, September 22: Orientation Curriculum
- Friday, September 29: Primary Curriculum
- Friday, October 6: Lower Elementary Curriculum
- Friday, October 13: Upper Elementary Curriculum
- Friday, October 20: IMYC
- Friday, October 27: Philanthropic Child
- Friday, November 10: Outside Speaker TBA
- Friday, February 9: Outside Speaker TBA
*Montessori & IMYC Journey - 9/16/17
You are invited to experience the magic of Montessori & IMYC by going on a journey from Orientation through Middle Years. On this journey, you will first scan each environment for about five minutes, exploring all the materials laid out for you to discover later. After this observation, you will get your hands on those materials of the different subject areas, math, language, science, history, geography, etc. and live your child’s experience. After completing the journey, we will meet in Pecore Hall to debrief and share reflections.
Arrive at 8:30 a.m., childcare is available. Journey begins at 9:00-11:30 a.m.. Debrief in Never's Building at 11:30 a.m.
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Community is an important component of the philosophy of St. Stephen’s. Our relationship with parents and their active involvement in the school supports the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of our students.
St. Stephen’s Extended Care and Sumemr Camp Program is a fun-filled, age-appropriate program that nurtures the unique gifts and character of each student.