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Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School’s Admissions Page.   We are happy to have you visit us today.  Below is information regarding admissions testing, student age requirements, admissions forms including our fee schedule, registration and re-registration forms and financial aid applications and instructions on how to apply for admission and/or financial aid.  We strongly encourage you to contact us to schedule a tour prior to or at the time of dropping off or mailing your application as we would love to take the time to visit with you and answer any questions you may have in person.  Contact the school’s main office at 717-238-8590.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Admission Testing:

Admission testing is required for all new students, preschool through eighth grade as follows:

  1. Students entering grades PS and PK: interview with the Head of School.
  2. Students entering Kindergarten: an orientation with readiness testing.
  3. Students entering 1st through 8th grade: math and reading testing.

The following documents are required (if applicable) at the time of testing:

  1. Report Cards from previous schools
  2. Evaluation (ER) or Reevaluation Reports (RR)
  3. Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  4. 504 plan
  5. Disciplinary Records.

Testing results will be evaluated by an admissions team.  The Head of School will contact parents/guardians with the results.  A student whose academic or social-emotional needs exceed a regular classroom may be denied admission.  All admissions are offered on a 30 day probationary period to determine if the school can meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the student.

Student Age Requirements:

Preschool – Must be 3 years of age by September 30, 2017

PreKindergarten – Must be 4 years of age by September 30, 2017

Kindergarten – Must be 5 years of age by September 30, 2017

This formula continues for the remaining grades.

Admission Forms:


Click on the link for the 2017-18 Fee Schedule:  2017-2018 Fee Schedule

Click on the link to download and/or print the 2017-18 Registration Application (for NEW students):  REGISTRATION APPLICATION 2017-18

Click on the link to download and/or print the 2017-18 St. Stephen’s School Financial Aid Application (for grades K-8):  APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID 2017-18

Click on the link to download and/or print the 2017-18 Re-Registration Application (for CURRENT students):  RE-REGISTRATION APPLICATION 2017-18

We are providing the enrollment applications in PDF format so that you can easily download, print, and send us your forms.  If you need a hard copy of these documents please call the school office at 717-238-8590.

To Apply for Admission:

Submit Registration or Re-Registration Application form, along with the appropriate fee, to the school office at:

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
215 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101-1407

Please note that the fee must accompany the application form in order to reserve a spot for the upcoming year.

Criteria for Financial Aid

A limited amount of money is available to assist families who would otherwise find enrollment difficult. Tuition from prior years must be current and/or paid in full.

  • Financial need is the basis for consideration.
  • Priority is given to current students who qualify.
  • Financial aid is only granted to kindergarten through 8th grade students.  No assistance is available for students enrolling in the Preschool or PreKindergarten classes.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) sibling discount is awarded on the “base” tuition. All financial aid is based upon academic day tuition.
  • Deadline for Applications is April 21, 2017 for 1st round awards.

To apply for Financial Aid:

Submit Financial Aid application form and a copy of the current tax return (without attachments) of the person paying the tuition to:

Ellen Hartman
Head of School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
215 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101-1407

Please note that applications for financial assistance will not be processed until a completed registration form and appropriate fee is received and the deadline for 1st round awards has passed.

If you have any questions concerning the above information, please contact the school office at 717-238-8590 or contact our business manager at ststephensschool@comcast.net.