Admission Process

The process of admission is designed specifically to ensure the future success of your student at Saint Stephen’s. It’s very important that our campus culture and academic curriculum are a good fit with your child’s developmental and academic preparation. This match will ultimately contribute to a rewarding and successful experience for your family.

Saint Stephen’s Tour
Once you make your initial inquiry (click CONTACT ADMISSIONS), we will invite you for a tour as the first step in the admissions process.  This allows you to see for yourself what makes Saint Stephen’s one of the nation’s top independent, college preparatory schools. All first-time visitors will need to present an ID card or driver's license.

Submission of an admissions application (click APPLY ONLINE) and the appropriate documentation is next. After an application and the application fee have been submitted, the student will be scheduled to spend a day on campus for a shadow visit, which includes an interview with the Division Director and admissions assessments. Once these steps have been completed and all documentation has been received, the student’s file is forwarded to our admissions committee for review before a decision is communicated.

Enrollment Timeline
Early applicants are formally admitted each year on Feb. 1 and have 10 days to submit their tuition deposits and signed enrollment contracts. The school continues to process applications beyond that date, as long as space is available. Applicants admitted after Feb. 1, have 10 days to submit their tuition deposits and signed enrollment contracts. If there is a need for financial assistance, Saint Stephen's is an independent, college preparatory school and we recommend applying through the FAST financial assistance program. For those who have a parent who is a first responder we welcome applications for the First Responder Scholarship in the 8th-grade year.

Documentation / Official Records

Saint Stephen’s requires the following documentation and official records / transcripts in order to fully complete a student’s application and be considered for enrollment.

If accepted, the following items are also required to complete enrollment:

Pre-Kindergarten 3- Kindergarten

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-12

Send all written materials to:
Director of Admissions
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
315 41st Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209

FAX:  941.746.1237 or EMAIL:

Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation/identity, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education or admissions policies, scholarship, athletic or other school-administered programs.

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