St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Celebrates 15 Years, Solidifies Mission with $300,000 in Scholarship Awards

By | July 6, 2015

Houston’s Montrose neighborhood is home to a burgeoning creative class as well as a diverse community of artists and creators. It is no coincidence that one of the neighborhood’s unique inhabitants, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, embodies the very spirit of this progressive community.

The parish day-school, serving children from 15 months through grade 12, was founded in 1971. In 1997, the school began serving high school students and graduated its first high school class four years later in 2001. St. Stephen’s will celebrate this 15th year anniversary by announcing 15 scholarship awards to students entering high school. The Global Scholars Award Program serves to underscore the school’s mission to foster global citizens and lifelong learners through academic success, critical thinking, spiritual growth and creative expression.

“As a collaborative community, St. Stephen’s Church and School are committed to the development of world citizens,” explains Head of School, David Coe. “The Global Scholars Award Program is the first of its kind at St. Stephen’s and seeks to identify students in the community who embody the core values of St. Stephen’s: individuality, service, inquiry, relationships and beliefs.”

Scholarship applicants should possess high academic achievement, community service, a strong desire to learn with an inquisitive nature, an innovative spirit and the ability to think critically and creatively solve problems. Strength of character and leadership will be crucial to the final recipients selection.

Global Scholar applicants must take part in a comprehensive application process that includes a personal narrative, an individuality activity, letters of recommendation, school records and testing scores.

All application materials are due as a completed packet on the selected interview date, either Thursday, July 23, 2015 or Saturday, July 25, 2015.  A required family visit to St. Stephen’s for an orientation, student and parent interviews, and math and Spanish placement tests will follow. Students and parents can sign up for an orientation and interview day for either Thursday, July 23 or Saturday, July 25. A selection committee made up of St. Stephen’s Faculty and members of the community will review applications during the week of July 27-31, 2015. Award notifications will be sent on August 3, 2015.

For more information on the scholarship requirements and to apply, visit: or call 713-821-9106.


St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Houston provides a cohesive, globally focused education for students 15 months through 12th grade. Montessori education sets the foundation for inquiry and intrinsic motivation in the Lower School. The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) strengthens this foundation of learning and provides for innovative application of knowledge. High School provides a setting for progress in academic achievement and personal development with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. For more information

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