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Jon Kunz

Jon Kunz
Jon Kunz is the Director of Admission & Financial Aid for the Upper School at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School. With 17 years of experience working in private schools, including 13 at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes, Jon's greatest joy is meeting prospective students and their parents. He is also the proud father of two Lower School Saints! Watching his children thrive feeds Jon's passion for the "school that pursues goodness".

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Access to a World Class Education Through Affordable Means

Posted by Jon Kunz on Feb 9, 2018 10:01:47 AM

A few months ago, my family embarked on one of the true adventures in the life of a family - we moved for the first time.  At first, my daughters appeared unfazed.  Rambunctious and stubborn, they continued to bother our neighbors with enthusiastic, unscheduled outdoor performances of “Sing” and “Descendants”.  But, then it happened.  While driving to look at what would eventually become our new home, my older daughter rode in the backseat with a pensive and forlorn look in her eyes.  When we got out of the car I asked her why she was sad.  

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, School search, Looking at private schools, Financial Aid

Giving thanks ~ finding goodness through gratitude

Posted by Jon Kunz on Nov 21, 2017 1:58:06 PM

One of the most beautiful things about this time of year is the celebration of thanks.  If you are fortunate enough to work at a school, you have the wonderful opportunity to engage young minds on the importance of giving thanks.  Often, during the elementary school years, the focus is on the simple and tangible things in life - parents, grandparents, friends, pets, etc.  Indeed, one of the highlights of the year for many at our lower school is the annual Blessing of the Animals chapel service.  For many of our youngest students, this is the first time they take part in a celebration of thanks.  It is a moment they meet with joy and excitement.

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, become ready, Spiritual Life

You asked. They answered. Student panel insights.

Posted by Jon Kunz on Nov 2, 2017 9:51:05 AM

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School recently held an Upper School Information Night as a part of the admission process.  Honestly, we were blown away by the positive feedback and the level of interest generated after the event from families who attended, those who missed it, and those who are just discovering us.  And we've listened to you! That's why we are excited to share with you some video footage we gathered from the evening. 

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, School search, Looking at private schools

Decoding the SSAT and other Spooky Private School Tales!

Posted by Jon Kunz on Oct 31, 2017 12:13:51 PM

If you are reading this information, chances are you have either registered your child to take the SSAT or are in the consideration stage. Regardless, the information below will serve to answer some of your questions regarding the SSAT directly from an admission officer’s point of view. Read on and begin the decoding process!

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Topics: School search, Looking at private schools, choosing a school

Become Ready!

Practical Advice for Parents of School-Aged Children

Through this blog we intend to share the ways in which our students become ready. We will highlight our faculty, experts in their fields; we will dive into topics such as the joyfulness of learning, the balance of school and home, college readiness, and service. We hope to offer sound advice and guidance, while also sharing what it really means to be a member of our Saints community.

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