The year was 1970 when a group of community leaders met with the rector at Christ Episcopal Church to propose the creation of a school focused on high academic standards and committed to small class sizes. That dream quickly became Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and, in 1975, the first class of 11 seniors celebrated their graduation.

The unique traditions and standards of excellence that embody a Saint Stephen’s education today are as strong as they were when first visualized by its founders: students who are well prepared for college through a rigorous academic program, and well prepared for life, embedded with strong moral values of integrity, responsibility and respect.

Saint Stephen’s now ranks among the most respected independent, college preparatory schools in the nation, providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Students are nurtured in small classes, encouraged and supported by outstanding faculty who help them navigate a carefully designed and balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.

A wide variety of customized curricular and extracurricular experiences are offered that are the result of a philosophy of meeting individual student needs. The breadth of the curriculum provides students with excellent preparation in becoming global citizens, and these rich academic offerings go hand-in-hand with a strong college counseling program that allows every student an opportunity to pursue higher education. Saint Stephen’s graduates are excelling today at colleges and universities worldwide.

The school is situated on a fully gated, scenic, 35-acre campus, which includes a state-of-the-art athletic complex that hosts sporting events including football, soccer, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, softball and tennis.