STEP 1: Application for Admission
The Application form (available via this link or from the School office) should be completed by the parent(s) or guardian(s) and returned to the School office. Submit the application with a copy of last year's final report card (if applicable), a copy of the most recent report card for this year (if applicable), and the non-refundable application fee of $175.
STEP 2: Release of Records
If applicable, parents should complete the Authorization for Release of Records form (available via this link or from the School office) and submit it to the registrar of the applicant's present school. Please request that the applicant's complete student file be forwarded to St. Stephen's. Parent/guardian signature on this form authorizes the applicant's school to forward the information to us.
STEP 3: Interview and Campus Visit
Schedule an interview with the Head of School and a date for the applicant to attend class for the day by calling 512-847-9857. The interview is part of the application and should be completed in a timely manner for priority admission. Math and Language Arts assessment tools will be utilized during the visit. The student should arrive at the School office no later than 8:00 a.m. wearing a solid red, white or blue golf/polo shirt, khaki slacks or long shorts, if possible. The Head of School and several faculty members will have the opportunity to visit with the applicant during the campus visit.
DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE
Applications are accepted year round. Applicants whose files are complete by February 1 receive priority consideration for the places available for fall enrollment. After the February 1 deadline, St. Stephen's considers applications on a rolling admissions basis. When all spaces are filled, qualified candidates are put in the wait pool for consideration should openings occur at a later date. Parents of the applicant will be notified of the Admission Committee decision in writing. No student is excluded on the basis of race, gender, creed or national origin. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available to qualifying families.
St. Stephen's Scholarship
St. Stephen's Episcopal School offers financial aid to enrolled students on the basis of economic need as determined by the Financial Aid Committee of the Board of Trustees. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available to qualifying families.
The Shirley B. McArthur Memorial Scholarship
The Shirley Beth McArthur Memorial Scholarship is a merit based scholarship awarded to new or existing students in Third through Sixth Grade, who demonstrate a good academic record, and a record of servant leadership congruent with our school honor code and core values. This scholarship is designed to attract and keep the most promising scholars and leaders in the St. Stephen's School community. McArthur Scholars are expected to embody the principles of servant leadership as exemplified by the life of Shirley Beth McArthur, a founder of the School. McArthur Scholars are also expected to maintain a "B" or better grade point average and daily demonstrate the mission of St. Stephen's, be actively involved in school life, and exercise positive leadership inside and outside of the classroom.