Enrollment Kit

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Enrollment Process

Give your child the opportunity to grow in spirit & mind!

Meet the principal and tour the school

One of the best ways to learn about St. Stephen’s Catholic School is to come in for a visit. You and your child may visit with the principal and tour the school. To schedule a visit, call the school at 763-421-3236 or Request a School Tour.

Learn firsthand how Spirit and Mind Grow!

Submit New Family Registration and Complete School Enrollment Form

Each family must complete these forms and submit with required fees before a student is admitted to St. Stephen’s Catholic School. See Admission Criteria below.

2017-18 Preschool Enrollment Form

2017-18 K-8th Grade Enrollment Form

B.A.S.E Enrollment Kit

Summer Adventure Club Enrollment Kit

When you are offered enrollment and registered:

  • Complete Tuition Agreement on TADS.com
  • Pay activity fee
  • Obtain uniforms
  • Access school communication system, Cornerstone
  • Meet fundraising requirement – $120 per student

when considering options,

Why St. Stephen’s?

First and foremost, St. Stephen’s is a Catholic school committed to teaching and reinforcing the Catholic values. The majority of our families and students are Catholic and we proudly learn and share our faith.

Students are held to high standards by our faculty who believe all students can achieve. In addition to our core subjects, each student also participates in Art, Music, Spanish, Religion, Physical Education and Technology/Media.

St. Stephen’s Catholic School is a safe place for children to learn, to create, and to expand their learning potential. The school itself is locked throughout the school day to control all entry to the school ensuring the safety of the children entrusted to us. Within the classroom, our Catholic values reinforce positive behavior among our students.

Each of our students is a disciple of Christ. Our Catholic identity guides our positive reinforcement of student efforts and our discipline program. We promote self-discipline and responsibility for our actions and above all respect for others. Our handbook describes our system that is used to promote respect. Our middle school students also model their faith in our Disciples and Friends program, which matches middle school and elementary students together to attend mass and explore their faith.

This year, there are more than 40 school employees dedicated to your child’s spiritual and academic education.  Our well-qualified teachers are supportive of the Catholic identity of the school, the academic program and the values in our school that are so important to us.

The school and the parents are considered partners dedicated to ensuring a successful educational experience for each student. United, we are able to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. Our students, parents and community grow in their faith, as well as love and respect for God, others, and themselves.

Enrollment

FAQ

No. While our students learn and live the values of the Catholic faith, we find students from many faith backgrounds are comfortable in our school. Our admission’s policy admits registered parishioners first.

Students are accepted during formal registration and throughout the school year, subject to space availability. To be considered during the formal registration process and according to the admission’s criteria, enrollment is opened in January (Pre-School and Kindergarten) or February (Grades 1-8) each year.

Each year is different. To find out current availability, please call us at 763-421-3236.

Absolutely. Our Middle School curriculum is appropriate for all students. We find our youth and their families appreciate the focus on moral development offered during daily religion class. In addition, our uniform attire reduces the focus on appearance that escalates at this age.

Yes. As a Catholic Faith Community, we believe that no child should be treated differently based on appearance. The goal of the uniform policy at St. Stephen’s School is to identify our student body in the community through respectful representation.

Yes. St. Stephen’s offers a before and after school enrichment (B.A.S.E.) program that provides a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere for children of families enrolled at St. Stephen School. The B.A.S.E. program also provides full day care throughout the school year on non-school days. B.A.S.E. is closed on holidays.

Admission Basics

information to help you get started

Welcome to the day school ministry at the parish of St. Stephen!

I could not be happier that you are interested in our school for your child(ren). It is our hope that this website will provide you with timely information about our school.

Our ministry serves children and families in preschool through 8th grade, in addition to interacting with other families and ministries in the parish. There are two classes of children at each grade level, giving us an enrollment of approximately 350 students from over 250 families.

The school day begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 2:05 p.m. Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 provides busing for students who live in the northwestern zone of District 11. We have families registered at the school who drive from Anoka, Champlin, Dayton, Ramsey, Elk River, Zimmerman, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and Andover.

In addition to our K-5 self-contained classroom instruction, we have licensed encore teachers in the areas of Art, Media/Computer, Music, and Physical Education. Our Middle School Teachers are licensed to teach their specific content areas. The Middle School students also receive direct instruction in  Health/PE, Art and Music. Media and Technology instruction is integrated into each content area.

Middle School students participate in extra-curricular activities. Three seasons of girls and boys athletics. Individual and large group band lessons are offered during the school day to help accommodate families schedules.

Catholic Social Teachings guide the students in their numerous service projects.

It is an exciting time in education as we work to fulfill the mission of the parish and the school. Questions regarding curriculum, registration or other aspects about our day school ministry can be answered by calling our office at (763) 421-3236. Thank you again for showing interest in our school.

Our parents and students enjoy:

  • Academic rigor and high expectations
  • Dedicated classrooms and experienced teachers
  • Convenient school hours: 7:40 a.m to 2:05 p.m.
  • Students may be dropped off under faculty and staff supervision at 7:15 a.m
  • Environment where each student is known by name
  • Bus service by Dist. 11 (must be in the St. Stephen’s boundaries)
  • Before and After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.) from 6:00-7:25 a.m. and 2:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Specialists: Music, Art, Physical Education, Technology/Media.
  • Extracurricular activities: band, choir athletic programs grades 5-8, SAFE activities, drama club
  • Hot lunch and salad bar selections for daily lunch

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply

While our students learn and live the values of the Catholic faith, we find students from many faith backgrounds are comfortable in our school. Our admission’s policy admits registered parishioners first. Students presently enrolled in the Church of St. Stephen’s School have top priority for registration each year, followed by:

  • New students who are siblings of registered students.
  • New students who are children of faculty and staff members.
  • New students who along with their families are registered parishioners and parents are school alumni.
  • New students who along with their families are registered parishioners at the Church of St. Stephen or St. Katharine Drexel.
  • If space is available, student applications of non-parishioners will be accepted in the order received.

Enrollment applications are accepted throughout the year

Students are accepted during formal registration and throughout the school year, subject to space availability. To be considered during the formal registration process and according to the admission’s criteria, enrollment is opened in January (Pre-School and Kindergarten) or February (Grades 1-8) each year.

2017-2018 annual tuition costs:

  • Grade K – $2,199.00
  • Grade 1 – $2,990.00
  • Grades 2-8 – $3,700.00

Learn more at Tuition & Fees.

Social

“I was very concerned about the transition into high school and about our kids getting lost at Champlin Park after being at St. Stephens. Whenever we went to school conferences I would mention this to the teachers. The teachers said, ‘We find just the opposite. We find those kids are disciplined and organized and focused and so when they get into high school they aren’t lost at all, they really know what they are about. They know what they are doing, they just get in there and do it. Socially, high school was great for them. They made a lot of friends in high school, but they still kept their friends from St. Stephen’s. The high schools around here are so big, everyone is bound to find friends with whom they can connect.”

— Gary S’s sons are 1995 and 1997 graduates of St. Stephen School.

Academics

“All our kids left St. Stephens and graduated with highest honors. All the years of having assignment notebooks and homework taught them how to stay on task and get their work done. Every time we would go to parent teacher conferences the teachers would say to us, ‘Your kids went to St. Stephen’s, didn’t they?’ I think because they had responsibility put on them during their years at St. Stephen’s School… the teachers here had expectations and the kids learned to meet those expectations, when they got to high school it was easy for them to step up and do the work.

— Jan K’s kids are 1991, 1993 and 1997 graduates of St. Stephen’s School.

“My son can see now that the education at St. Stephens was very good, especially math. He also appreciates the friendships he made. As a parent, I feel that he is ahead of the game in high school as far as discipline, academics and study habits are concerned. He would never dream of being disrespectful to a teacher. Yes, they do have to work harder at making friends but I also think his time at a Catholic school has made him very discerning about the friends he chooses and therefore I have very little concern about him falling into the wrong crowd. I think attending St. Stephen’s better prepared him for public high school than if he had attended public middle school.”

— Lisa W’s son is a 2005 graduate of St. Stephen School.

Well Prepared

“We have heard from High School teachers that they could always pick out kids from St. Stephen’s because they excelled. Our boys did great, it was easy for them to get into honors classes. From everyone we talked to, we heard that high school was easier for St. Stephen kids because they were so well prepared.”

— Peggy J’s kids are 1995 and 1997 and 2006 graduates of St. Stephen’s School.

Peer Pressure

“The one thing I think helped, is that kids don’t get lost in the shuffle at a young age while at St. Stephen’s School. By the time that you leave St. Stephen’s School you are older and ready to face the greater world. While they are here [in middle school], they know drugs and alcohol are out there, but there is just not as much pressure to do those things. By the time they go to high school they are better prepared to handle those pressures.”

— Peggy J’s son’s are 2000 & 2002 & 2006 graduates of St. Stephen School.

The Teachers

“Our children really feel connected to the teachers. It is nice how our children build these relationships and feel comfortable talking to the teachers even after they have left. The teaching of the Catholic faith through formation, prayer, and attending school mass, helped instill in our children faith and values. Our girls have learned how important it is to help others and volunteer. The classroom sizes being smaller, the responsibility of turning in assignments, study habits, friendships, and participating in sports activities. They are very organized and having the daily planner to stay on task regarding due dates for assignments and tests is a wonderful tool. Each daughter has grown to become their own individual and has a good self esteem. Neither daughter feels they have to do something they don’t agree with, in order to fit in.”

— Sue W’s daughters are 2003 & 2006 graduates of St. Stephen’s School.

Community

“At St. Stephens, my kids developed a sense of community and of acceptance, and that really carried them through all their years in the public schools. Many parents worry that their kids will be too sheltered at St. Stephens during the middle school years, but I’d love to explain the other side. During those three years of middle school at St. Stephens, kids gain tools that help them deal with the “real world” in much better ways. They have tools to deal with those issues morally, socially, and emotionally that the other kids just don’t have. They gained a huge amount of developmental tools to make better decisions, and why wouldn’t you want to give that to your kids? When they left St. Stephens, my kids had a whole different set of tools to overcome peer pressure than their public school counterparts. They could step back and take a broader view and make decisions based on moral reasons. I’ll take that any day.”

— Dan J’s sons graduated from St. Stephen’s School in 1998 & 2002.

Before and After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.)

The B.A.S.E. program provides a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere before and after school for children of families enrolled at St. Stephen School. The B.A.S.E. program also provides full day care throughout the school year on non-school days. B.A.S.E. is closed on holidays.

Hours for the program are:

  • AM Session: 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • PM Session: after school to 6:00 p.m.
  • Non-school days: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Learn more at Athletics & Activities.

Dedicated volunteers help make our school a success

Volunteers are an important and valued part of St. Stephen’s Catholic School. We have many programs and events that are extremely successful based solely on the excellent work of our dedicated volunteers. There are many opportunities throughout our school year for our parents, grandparents and community members.

Learn more at Get Involved.

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