St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and School

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Basic Information

Address: 1800 Sul Ross St Houston, TX 77098
County: Harris
Phone Number: (713) 821-9100
Fax Number: (713) 821-9156
President: Jerri King, Head of School
Principal: Nahla Nasser, Principal
School Type: Independent

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, American Montessori Society, and the International Middle Years Curriculum.
Founded: 1971
Ages/Grades: 15 months to Grade 8
School Setting:

Located in the heart of Montrose, just two miles southwest of downtown

School Schedule: 7.5
School Size: 225
Classroom Size: small
Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Lower El (1st - 3rd Grade): $19900 M-F 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Upper El (4th - 6th Grade): $21400 Middle Years (7th & 8th Grade): $23400

Financial Aid:

We seek to be accessible for as many families as possible who value our learning opportunities for their child.


Students 15 months through 6th grade follow the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, accredited by the American Montessori Society. Students in grades 7 and 8 use Montessori approach combined with the International Middle Years Curriculum, a dynamic and concept-focused, research-based program intended for adolescents.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

National Junior Art Society
Middle Years Student Council (7-8th grade)
The Beta Club

Admissions Deadline: February 18
Philosophy/Belief Statement: St. Stephen’s sees a future where young people lead with compassion, acceptance and a holistic view of the world. Our students are the future; they are our hope and promise for a more caring human community. To nurture that future, our faculty and staff seek to instill the core values in our students and strive to weave these values into the community.
School History: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—Houston is a parish day school that began as the Independent Montessori School at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in 1971. The school was invited to move to the St. Stephen’s Church facility in 1983 and in 1987 it became an Episcopal school incorporated as St. Stephen’s Episcopal School—Houston. In 1993, the middle school became the first Montessori middle school in Houston. During the 1960s, St. Stephen’s was one of the first parochial independent schools in Houston to open its doors to African American students, for which the school paid a price with a decrease in enrollment. The school eventually closed and did not open again until 1983. In August of 2013, St. Stephen’s adopted a new curriculum for its middle years’ students called the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), which is based on comprehensive brain research studies of 12–14 year old children worldwide. The IMYC serves as the perfect educational bridge for students moving from the 6th grade Montessori classroom into middle school.. Over the school’s 41 years, we have educated students from Russia, France, Spain, Thailand, Chile, Saudi Arabia, China, and Malaysia. Our curricula encourage our students to form a global perspective and our school culture embraces difference and affirms the innate worth of all people, in our own corridors, across our city and abroad.
Programs and Services:

da Vlinci Lab for Creative Arts & Sciences, Film Classes, Bulldog 360 after-school classes