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We have about 325 students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we currently have cohorts of 8-12 students.

  • Pre-K: 7:50-12:00 or 2:00
  • JK and SK: 7:50-2:30
  • Grade 1-2: 7:50-2:45
  • Grade 3-5: 7:50-3:00

Typically, flag salute welcomes around 80 parents each morning to start the day off with their children. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, flag salute is conducted virtually.

With numerous committees and events throughout the year, the Home and School Association offers countless volunteer opportunities. All new families are encouraged to participate.

The campus is gated and we have two full-time security guards and a police officer on staff. 

Due to life threatening allergies and in order to protect the health of our students, St. Stephen’s has a nut-safe policy in effect. St. Stephen’s avoids the use of nuts and nut products in the lunch program and ask that parents who bring in food for birthdays or class parties avoid foods that contain nut products.

  • American Library Association
  • Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
  • Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Diocese of Southeast Florida Episcopal Schools
  • Educational Records Bureau/Independent School Entrance Exam (ERB/ISEE)
  • Enrollment Management Association
  • Florida Association of Computer Educators (FACE)
  • International Literacy Association
  • Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • National Council for Teachers of Math (NCTM)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • South Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (SFAEYC)

All students are required to wear a uniform.

Our focus is not on the tools, but rather on the creative process by our students. Each student has their own iPad, supplied by the school, in Grades 1-5. PK - SK has sets of iPad devices in their rooms. More importantly, our faculty and students are well-versed in the technology that SSEDS requires for engaged and enhanced instruction. In-house and outside consultants work continuously with our faculty to keep them up to date and speed. Additionally, our media specialist and innovation coaches work with students to prepare them to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape.

Special area subjects include: Art, Drama & Speech, Music, Godly Play & Sacred Studies, Physical Education, Spanish, and Library

St. Stephen's typically offers two types of after school programs for its students: Extended Aftercare Services and Enrichment Programs. Extended Aftercare Services are available until 5:00pm. The Enrichment Programs, which are currently not offered due to COVID-19 restrictions, vary throughout the year and include activities such as sports skills, art, music, coding, chess, foreign language, cooking, and more.

St. Stephen's partners with FLIK Independent School Dining and we provide a healthy, child-friendly lunch that is included in tuition and fees.