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

Elevating Awareness and Empathy in our Children

Posted by KiKi Davis on Jan 16, 2018 7:28:34 PM
For years St. Stephen's and St. Agnes' mission has embraced the celebration of diversity by working towards a greater understanding of one another. It is the imperative to "honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community." Empathy is at the heart of this.

When we talk about “elevating awareness and empathy”, we are actually working to build cultural competency in each child through the following measures:
    • Acknowledging differences
    • Understanding identity
    • Examining multiple perspectives
    • Recognizing interconnectedness
    • Valuing diversity
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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Teachers as experts, become ready, choosing a school

Are you going to hold them back or send them to Kindergarten?

Posted by Katherine Carbo on Nov 20, 2017 9:00:46 AM

What do I do about Kindergarten next year?

If your child has a late spring, summer, fall or winter birthday you might have been asked this question. 

“Are you going to hold them back or send them to Kindergarten?”
It is a controversial topic with no easy answer and it seems everyone has an opinion!
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Topics: Kindergarten, PreK, choosing a school, junior kindergarten, jk

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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