Admissions

Come visit St. Stephen School and see why we're so proud of our students and teachers! To receive more information about St. Stephen School or to schedule a visit contact Ginni Zachmeier at 410-592-7617 or e-mail her at gzachmeier@ssschool.org.

St. Stephen School accepts children for the purposes of religious and academic formation. Provided there are openings, the school admits students in the following order of priority:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • The children of officially registered parishioners* of St. Stephen Parish with consideration given to length of time that the parishioners are registered in St. Stephen Parish
  • Catholic children registered at another parish
  • Children of another faith background

*Parishioners are defined as Catholic households registered in the parish, regularly worshiping at Sunday Mass, participating in parish life, and contributing to the financial support of the parish by regular use of contribution envelopes.

Requirements

Required forms and documents - see application forms page.
All necessary health forms required by Baltimore County. Any families with a special health care need are recommended to contact the school office for a consultation with the nurse to discuss the accommodations requested.

Reading and math screenings are administered to students in grades 2 through 8 who are new to the school. The purpose of these tests is to determine acceptance and/or class placement. A conference with the principal will be scheduled if necessary prior to acceptance.

All new students are on a one year probationary period. Registration usually takes place at the end of January.

Waiting List

Each year St. Stephen School maintains a waiting list for admission at each grade level. Parents who wish to place their children on the school's waiting list can do so with a non-refundable fee of $65 per family as of the first day of the new school year. This list is maintained until the last day of August at which time the list is cleared. The school does not keep a list from year to year.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Students entering Pre-K 3 must be three (3) years of age prior to September 1st of the current year. Pre-K 4 must (4) years of age. All children must be potty trained to enter into our preschool program. Pre-Kindergarten 3 meets in the mornings from 8:00am –11:00am. We offer a Three-day program: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or a Two-day program: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pre-Kindergarten 4 meets five days a week. There are two daily sessions: Morning Session: 8:00am – 11:00am, or the Afternoon Session: 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Extended care known as our Enrichment Program is available for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 from 8:00am - 12 noon or 11:00am – 3:00pm for an additional fee.

Students entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age prior to September 1st of the current year.