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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.

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.

The application deadline is January 10, 2018.  The financial aid deadline is January 19, 2018. Complete applications must be received before student visits will be scheduled. All supporting materials and procedures must be completed by January 19, 2018 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 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 Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC).

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

Upcoming Events

December 20, 2017

PK-SK Christmas Show
10:00 am

December 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Christmas Break
12:00 pm

January 8, 2018

School Resumes
7:50 am

January 15, 2018

No School - MLK Jr. Birthday