At St. Stephen’s, we affirm individuality. We question everything. We build relationships. We practice service and we believe.  The learning experience should be personal, active, engaging and challenge students to step into their stretch zone.  At St. Stephen’s, it is. Through Montessori and International Middle Years Curriculum, we give students the freedom to explore big ideas and the responsibility of expressing mastery.  School life is rooted in collaboration among a diverse body, creatively applying knowledge and actively pursuing one's affinity and place in the world.

To begin your child's St. Stephen's Episcopal experience, follow the steps outlined below. 

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

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

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Step 2: Invite Others to Brag About You

Ask a teacher to share your achievements with us. Recommendation forms are required for ages 5 and above. 

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 or email the recommendation directly to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—Houston Admission Office.

admission@ssesh.org
Phone: 713-821-9100
Fax: 713-821-9156

Step 3: Show Off Your Hard Work

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

Step 4: Stand Out

When possible, take the ISEE if you're applying for grades 6 and 7. Register at erblearn.org 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, 2021.  


Applications are accepted year-round, depending on availability.

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

Five Year Old through 7th Grade Candidates: The following documentation is required in order to complete an application for enrollment.  All documents must be received in order to be considered for enrollment.  

  • Teacher Recommendation (Step 2)
  • Administrator Recommendation (Step 2)
  • Transcripts (report cards, school records) (Step 3)
  • Standardized test results (Step 3)* 

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