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Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly asked questions, please choose an area of interest below. For other questions, please contact our Admission Office at (305) 537-1251 or

Pre-school through Grade 1 applicants are invited on campus to assess their school readiness. Applicants for Grade 2 through Grade 5 spend the day in a classroom for assessment. All applicants who currently attend another school, must submit academic records from that school.

St. Stephen's makes all admission decisions with no regard to financial status. Financial aid is based on demonstrated need. When determining need, St. Stephen's uses TADS. The Financial Aid application deadline is the first week of January.

Requests for financial aid must be completed annually.

Students receive a hot lunch, in addition to a salad bar and snacks, which are diversified to meet a wide variety of dietary needs. Fees cover an iPad for each student in Grades 1 to 5, classroom supplies, yearbooks and day field trips.

Please visit our Open House page to RSVP for an upcoming tour.

The application deadline is January 6, 2017.  The financial aid deadline is January 18, 2017. Complete applications must be received before student visits will be scheduled. All supporting materials and procedures must be completed by mid-January to be considered. 

You will be notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by early March.

No. Admission to the school is designed to welcome all people and encourage them to join a life of learning, service and compassion. Students are accepted without regard to race or creed. Preference is given to siblings of current students, children of alumni and parishioner families. A parishioner family is one that, for at least one year prior to applying to St. Stephen's, has:

  • been regular in attendance at worship at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, as determined by the Rector
  • been active, pledging members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for at least one year prior to applying to St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School and have made a financial pledge for the upcoming year
  • been actively involved in at least one volunteer ministry or program in the church

In addition, to an interview with the St. Stephen's Director of Admission, the applicant's family must schedule an interview with the Rector of St. Stephen's Church and School.

September 1 for every grade level; we follow the Florida Department of Education guidelines

St. Stephen’s is a full member of the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the chief accrediting body for independent schools in Florida, and the FKC, Florida Kindergarten Council.

St. Stephen's received LEED Gold Level Certification for the Main Highway Pavilion.

Upcoming Events

August 21, 2017

First Day of School & Welcome Back Coffee

August 24, 2017

Matriculation Service
8:00 am - 9:00 am

August 25, 2017

SHA Room Parent Meeting
8:15 am - 9:30 am

August 29, 2017

JK Back to School Coffee
7:50 am - 8:50 am