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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Top Six Reasons the SSSAS Math Program So Successfully Prepares Students for College

Posted by Jon Kunz on Jan 15, 2019 1:38:32 PM

Each year, SSSAS sends graduates to college armed with the tools necessary to succeed in college and in life. The secret? A faculty dedicated to ensuring that each individual student develops an appreciation for the process of learning and mastering the 21st century skills necessary to lead in a complex and changing world.

The math program at SSSAS, in many ways, personifies this dedication. Through a wide range of courses with multiple levels and electives, the math department strives to foster deep understanding in all students. Our math teachers create learning experiences that challenge and inspire students, build confidence and skills, and emphasize the relevance of mathematics in the real world. So where does this success take root?

Here are the top six reasons our math program so successfully prepares students for success in college-level STEM courses and beyond:

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Topics: become ready, Upper School, Academics

Living With Integrity When No One is Watching

Posted by Jon Kunz on Sep 24, 2018 3:15:24 PM

As we slip back into our school routines as individuals and as families, it is fun to reflect on this past summer and it’s many wondrous moments. One moment, though, that impacted me emotionally more than any other was the passing of John McCain. Maybe it is because Senator McCain is an alum of St. Stephen’s School. This probably added to my emotions, certainly, as I watch my own children thrive at his old school. But If you strip away all political persuasions when reflecting on John McCain, what you are a left with is a servant of the people who valued honor and integrity above all else. His dedication to honor and the pursuit of a greater cause is what truly impacted my emotions.

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Topics: become ready, choosing a school, Goodness as Well as Knowledge

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

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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