Montessori in Montrose

Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, a private school located in the Montrose area near the Museum District and Rice University. We serve students from 15 months old through 8th grade. We are a progressive Episcopal school, rooted in our values, accepting families of all faiths, backgrounds, and lifestyles. 

St. Stephen’s offers Kindergarten through 8th-grade students individualized work plans featuring hands-on, project-based learning founded on Montessori pedagogy and STEM in our makerspace – the da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts & Sciences. Our core curriculum is enriched with vibrant classes in robotics, film, fine arts, performing arts, P.E., and Spanish. The Bulldog 360 program features an array of curated and age-appropriate courses after the school day.

In our mixed-age classrooms, students take on roles as both mentees and mentors, learning from each other as well as from their experienced, Montessori-certified teachers. 

Ready for High School, and Beyond!

St. Stephen’s high school prep and counseling are unparalleled. While we do not teach to the test, our 8th graders perform exceptionally well on standardized entrance exams, including the ISEE, and gain entrance to the top high schools in Houston, including Carnegie Vanguard High School, Incarnate Word Academy, HSPVA, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, St. Francis Episcopal School, St. Pius X High School, St. Thomas High School, and The Emery/Weiner School. 

Our Core Values

At St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Houston, we are grounded in our Core Values of affirming individuality, practicing service, questioning everything, building relationships, and cherishing the future. We create a space where students are intrinsically motivated to succeed and can fail in a safe environment, where all are welcome, and where inquiry takes flight in the classroom, in the community, and in Chapel. At St. Stephen’s, we believe. 

Learn More

We invite you to take a look through our website, to learn more About Us and our Curriculum. Take a moment to explore how we teach Math and Language Arts. You may also be interested in our Extended Care program and Summer Camp. Should you have any questions, please reach out to: admission@ssesh.org

Our Middle Years parents speak about St. Stephen’s

Our teachers and students showcase our Montessori math curriculum

Mission: ​​St. Stephen’s nurtures each child’s academic, creative, and spiritual potential.

Welcome to Orientation

15 months – 3 years old

Here at St. Stephen’s, your child will be nurtured and guided in an age-appropriate curriculum featuring math, language, and practical life skills. In our classrooms, we love to learn, we are responsible for our classroom environment, and we are good to our friends. We offer half-day, full-day, and extended care options to meet your family’s schedule. 

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Welcome to Primary

3 years old – Kindergarten

Primary classrooms serve preschoolers through kindergarteners. Children work on lessons individually and in groups, with lessons moving from concrete to abstract. Students use hands-on materials in all areas of the classroom. Our environments are inviting, with child-sized furniture, orderly shelves, and materials that encourage independence. 

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Welcome to Elementary

1st – 6th grade

We take joy in practicing the Montessori Method. Our Elementary program serves children in 1st – 6th grade. We believe in educating the whole child to the fullest of their potential. We celebrate individual strengths and actively work on challenges. The process of learning is in our minds daily as we seek to guide our children in education and life.

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Welcome to Middle Years

7th – 8th grade

The SSESH Middle Years program combines honors-level coursework, robust STEM curriculum, and diverse arts electives. Our curriculum is tailored to the aptitudes of each student and our high school prep is unparalleled. The SSESH Middle Years program yields a student who is prepared for high school, and beyond.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is offering tuition grants for the 2022-23 academic year to qualified applicants who are rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Please reach out to admission@ssesh.org

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Apply for the 2022-23 academic year!

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Houston, is now accepting applications for admission for the 2022-23 academic year.

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