St. Stephen’s maintains a school-wide set of academic standards that it expects of all students. As an academically rigorous college preparatory school that offers an enriching, challenging curriculum, we work to engage students in the process of learning. Teachers use a wide variety of approaches in the classroom in order to provide successful experiences for each student, regardless of any particular learning style or difference. All St. Stephen’s students must meet all school diploma requirements and academic expectations.
The spirit of learning services at St. Stephen's is one of balancing individual learning needs with academic rigor. Our mission is to foster in each classroom and in each student the ability to grow as a learner — for students to be able to develop and practice study skills while at St. Stephen's and to take those skills into college and/or their vocation. This involves general study skills support, as well as more specialized academic accommodations.
For all students, St. Stephen's teachers and advisors take a personalized approach to supporting students. Through conferences and regular contact with students and their families, we work to help students develop key skills to being a good student. Toward this end, we also offer study skills training in both our Middle and Upper School health and wellness classes.
If parents or students have a concern, they should first contact the student's advisor. Referrals to the Learning Specialist come through advisors or administration.