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1800 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098

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June 26, 2014
St. Stephen's is an excellent school for the little ones. My 3 year old daughter has attended their orientation program for the past year and really thrived. They follow the Montessori philosophy pretty closely so the kids do work on their mats at their own pace and are encouraged to be independent from 18 months when the program starts. The teachers are absolutely first rate and really make the program. My daughter loves to go to school every day and it's comforting to hear updates with how she is doing in class. Developmental phases and challenges are addressed quickly and with my involvement so we can reinforce the behaviors at home. The one criticism I have is that the administration is a bit disorganized and communication about school events is inconsistent. There are also LOTS of holidays where we have to find other child care. Other than that St. Stephen's couldn't be a better choice.

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April 10, 2014
This school is one of the best kept secrets in the Houston Montrose area! They have an acclaimed Montessori program from 18 months to 6th grade. In 7th and 8th grades that have installed the International Middle Years Program, and now the high school will begin it's IB Diploma Program in the 2014-15 school year! Small classes and a dedicated staff. What more could you want?

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May 28, 2013
We could not be happier with St. Stephens. My son is in Primary and has been attending St. Stephens for a year. I am amazed everyday by the amount he has learned in such a short time. He has grown academically and socially. I love the diversity and the culture of the school. The parents and teachers are very down to earth in nature. I am also very impressed by the Spanish, PE, and Music curriculum as well. My son has already participated in a play and a musical program. We highly recommend St. Stephens for those considering Montessori.

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May 27, 2013
I am so happy that we found St. Stephen's. Every day my children (1st grade and pre-k) come home excited about what they learned at school. The academics are superb. The students are taught broad concepts and problem solving rather than memorizing facts for a test. The lower school provides an excellent Montessori program that has allowed my children to thrive. We are very excited for the new International Middle Years Curriculum and the IB program in the High School. St. Stephen's is truly diverse and very international. Each child is proud of what makes him or her unique and interested in the differences in each other. The community is warm and open. In addition to excellent academics, St. Stephen's is committed to a vibrant fine arts, music and drama program.

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January 12, 2010
My son has been at St. Stephen's since he was about 2 years old. I love that the school is Montessori. Teachers are amazing and really care about their students.

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October 27, 2009
St. Stephen's is a wonderful school with some of the best teachers in our city. Their teachers teach other Montessori teachers in Houston! My two children have thrived in this small nurtuing environment. The administration is easy to contact and the Upper School uses Edline well. I enjoy knowing exactly how my child is doint and I am kept up with his grades. Parents at St. Stephen's are mostly professional and value their child's education. The international make up of the school is also refreshing in a large city like Houston. It claims to be diverse and it REALLY is...so rare in most inner-loop private schools.

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November 10, 2008
For those who are a good fit, there is no better education than at St. Stephen s. The Lower School program amazes and delights with every level. The middle school has come a long way in a short time. Integrated into the Upper School with the high school program, the school is preparing students for the rigors of college upon completion of the program. Specifically, they recently named a Math Coordinator for the Upper School and she has really made some great changes for the betterment of the program. Although all change takes time, there has been better integration across levels vertically, including placement testing for moving up and new students to ensure they are placed into the correct level, whether for remediation or accelerated/advanced classes. Bold moves are changing the reputation of the school to a challenging environment where individuals are accountable and learning is differentiated. The faculty for the Lower and Upper School is the best it has ever seen! Upon graduation, the students are successful, either in a college environment, traveling abroad, or moving into the work force. Since the 06-07 school year, the school s Grade reporting (Upper School) and Communication have increased to incorporate Edline as the school's main communication for students, parents, and teachers. We love it and would not have our students at another school!

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August 27, 2008
St. Stephen's is a very nurturing environment that happens to have a great academic record. The high school is great and prepares the students for college. SSESH has recently (and is still) undergoing some administrative changes, but so far, the changes have been great! The teachers are very loved by the students.

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February 29, 2008
The middle school is very poor. They have had 3 language atrs teacher in 2 years and 2 math and history teachet in 1.5 years and new science teacher. The math program is questionable. The teachers do not know how to use the edline grading system. The PE department is wonderful.

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March 21, 2007
St. Stephens is a wonderful nurturing environment. The teachers and administration are warm and welcoming. The quality of the school is escalating drasticly, in fact, it is going from good to great!

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October 25, 2006
One of the best.. It really prepared my son for a good university!

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April 21, 2006
Good quality of academics. Encourages respect of students for one another and the administration and teachers. Very nice music program. Wonderful PE teachers. Fair level of parental involvement. School is going through some changes, especially with administration and teachers.

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March 30, 2006
The middle school at St. Stephens is very mediocre. Teachers seem to have no depth of knowledge, some appearing to read the texbook just ahead of the class. Social sciences are tought from an extremely biased, one-sided view point. Math preparedness is questionable. The school is on its 3rd head-of-school in 4 years.

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The school has small class sizes and focuses on each student as unique individuals. In the fall of 2013, we will be implementing the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in our Middle School. IMYC is designed specifically for middle school students and openly addresses the challenges the schools face when trying to bridge the gap between primary and high schools. Our high school, while small, is challenging and teaches students to be successful in an international world.

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St. Stephen's Episcopal School of Houston
1800 Sul Ross, Houston, TX  77098
(713) 821-9100
Last modified St. Stephen's Episcopal School of Houston is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
St. Stephen's Episcopal School of Houston Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top