STE At a Glance

In 1953, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church met for the first time in an old television station. Those attending agreed to pay fifty cents for two folding chairs, one for themselves and one for a visitor. By 1954, the church had obtained mission status and was meeting in an oil services building in nearby Bellaire, Texas. In 1955, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church moved to our current location and adopted its outreach mission – educate boys and girls in a day school. From our beginning, Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE) has been the church’s outreach to the surrounding community.

While honoring the school’s history, STE’s administration has kept an eye on the future. In 2015, STE’s School Board began a strategic planning process that incorporated input from the school community and suggestions from a consultant with Independent School Management. The resulting Strategic Plan 2016-2022 encompasses objectives for the school’s finances, governance, management, organizational structure, and physical facilities.

STE Facts and Figures

  • Campus Location
    4900 Jackwood
    Houston, Texas 77096
    Phone: 713.666.3111
    Fax: 713.668.3887
    Office Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when school is in session. Holiday hours will be announced.
  • Campus Tours
    Offered most weekdays when school is in session. To schedule a visit, go to Visit Us, or call 713.666.3111.
  • General Overview
    Founded: 1955
    Grades Offered: Pre-K—12
    School Type: Coed with single gender core academic classes from 1st through 8th grade
    School Focus: College preparatory
    School Year: August-May
    Schedule: Seven 50-minute class periods per day and daily chapel
    Religious Affiliation: Episcopal Church
  • Accreditation and Memberships
    Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES)
    Houston Area Independent Schools (HAIS)
    National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
    Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS)
    National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • Academic Excellence
    College Acceptance Rate: 100%
    Average SAT Scores (Class of 2017):
    • Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW): 640
    • Math: 630
    Average ACT Score: 28.7
  • Enrollment
    Lower School (Pre-K-5th): 306
    Middle School (6th-8th): 163
    Upper School (9th-12th): 182
    Total School: 651
    Class of 2017: 52
    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9.6 (students) to 1 (teacher)
  • Faculty
    Full Time: 72
    Part Time: 16
    Administration/Support: 20