Sep 12 22

SSES Opens 52nd School Year

Saint Stephen’s has opened its 52nd school year with record enrollment and unmatched enthusiasm. Students, faculty, and staff representing all grade levels gathered inside Hoagland Arena on Aug. 26 for a rousing opening celebration that included musical performances, the ringing of the opening bell, and plenty of Green & Gold spirit created and led by the varsity cheer squad. It marked the official start of what promises to be an exciting school year that is highlighted by record-breaking enrollment. Nearly 740 students were on campus for opening day, including more than 140 new students who are joining Saint Stephen’s from schools throughout the area, the country, and the world. Despite this rapid growth in the student body, however, Saint Stephen’s has maintained its commitment to small class sizes and the personal interactions that make the school and its culture so special. The student/faculty ratio remains 9:1. The 2022-23 school year also marks the final one for Head of School Dr. Jan Pullen, who will retire after 35 years of service to Saint Stephen’s. Dr. Pullen started at SSES as director of the Lower School in 1988 and was named Head of School in 2003. You can watch some of the highlights from the opening ceremony here

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