The standards set by the school are extremely high. Not only are teachers well trained, they are constantly learning more through professional development which is supported by the School Board and the Parent Association.
My children are always encouraged, never discouraged, and always have a "can do" attitude. They are not afraid to fail because they know it is safe to try something and, if it fails, they can always try again.
The school has implemented a character trait program that the Chaplain leads and is reinforced by every person on campus. Every month, my children come home focused on how they can be more compassionate, grateful, responsible, etc.
There is no place like St. Stephen's! The grounds are beautiful and the facilities are impressive. But that alone does not make a great school. The spirit that permeates the campus and the loving culture that I witness every day is what makes this school so special. Every teacher greets my children and me by name and with a warm smile. Administrators are out and about the campus and always have the time to talk to us parents. The stream of photos and videos I receive of my children playing and learning is constant and I LOVE that! Keep doing what you are doing, SSEDS! :)
My son has attended St. Stephen's since Pre-K 3 and is currently in First grade. St. Stephen's is an EXCELLENT school. Teachers are effective, caring, and great communicators. The campus is beautiful but beyond the beauty of the campus is the overwhelming positive attitude that prevails everywhere from the administration, teachers, coaches to the children, everyone is happy to be going to this school. Bottom line: The GREATEST GIFT a parent can do / give to their child is a GREAT education and this school is the BEST!
Both of my daughters graduated from St. Stephen’s and loved their experience. St. Stephen’s has a strong sense of community and the teachers and staff are very nurturing. The school values traditions, some that date back to 1958 when the school first opened, and it embraces innovation and change in the classroom. The teachers take the time to get to know each child individually and they inspire a love of learning. Character education is a vital component of the school's mission and is taught throughout the curriculum. I would wholeheartedly recommend St. Stephen’s to anyone!
I considered myself blessed to be part of the school. My girls are surrounded by the most loving and caring environment, but at the same time being constantly challenged to be the best they can be. For the last 7 years, my kids leave to school with the uttermost excitement, as if it was the first day every day! What else can you ask for! Schools from all over the world tour our state of the art facilities to learn how to apply technologies in a learning environment while maintaining a healthy balance (education, outdoor activities, technology). Thank you St. Stephen's!!!!