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Mission Statement

Pre K art project
The Saint Stephen Advantage of educating the “whole child"…
Founded in 1928, Saint Stephen of Hungary School is a Pre-K through 8th-grade award-winning Catholic school with a rich heritage of academic excellence. By nurturing each student's mind, body and spirit in the Franciscan tradition, Saint Stephen School prepares its students to be passionate leaders and self-confident life-long learners.
Our holistic, differentiated approach to learning creates an environment where students are supported to take calculated risks and explore the world around them. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively in order to solve complex real-life problems. Working collaboratively students learn to clearly communicate diverse opinions and resolve conflict. Students are celebrated for their unique differences and curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. Through a self-reflective process, students are empowered to be active participants in their own decision-making abilities. Saint Stephen School provides students with the skills to be successful in our ever-changing global community.

Recent News

Shop our Scholastic Book Fair now!

We’re having a Summer READ-A-PALOOZA virtual book fair! Our annual book fair starts today and will run online until July 10th. This is a great opportunity to discover new characters and books, or add to a collection or series you have already started. You can stock up on books to read all summer long and support our school at the same time. St Stephen of Hungary School receives 25% of our sales in Scholastic dollars to be used in our school and classroom libraries. Last year, our book fair raised almost $5,000 for our school! Please use the link below to check out our virtual book fair. Orders will be delivered directly to your doorstep and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Be sure to take a look at the attached list of favorite books, series and authors from some of our beloved teachers! Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful summer of reading!

Into the Woods - One more look!

The cast of "Into The Woods" still has one more performance to share with you. Although we are apart, we wanted to show you that we are still working together to create musical theater. All of the students involved in the show recorded their voices separately at home and then were blended to create this performance. The student's love for musical theater is so apparent in their efforts to keep this show alive. Please take a moment to enjoy this incredibly talented cast and the 8th grader's final bow.


First Communion

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Location: St. Monica's Church, New York, NY 10075, USA

History of Saint Stephen of Hungary School

Saint Stephen School welcomed its first students on September 10, 1928, a few weeks before the building was complete. While awaiting the completion of the building, classes were held on the roof garden. The school was entrusted to the Daughters of Divine Charity and Sister M. Gabriella was the first principal.
Initially, the school educated 130 students from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. The school provided a safe, secure learning environment for the children of working families in the Yorkville area. In order to accommodate the community's working parents, the school's operating hours were 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., tuition was $0.50 per month, or $5.00 for the year, books cost $1.50 in first grade, $2.50 in second grade, and the parish paid for all books starting with third grade.
From its earliest days, Saint Stephen School welcomed students of all religions, races and creeds. Although much has changed since 1928, the standards upon which the school was founded remain the same. Saint Stephen School continues to provide a safe, secure, learning environment for many children of diverse backgrounds. To this day, we strongly value the Franciscan tradition of kindness and consideration for all creation which is an essential part of our school culture.
  • $108,930 in Scholarships Awarded in 2019-2020
  • 42 Extracurriculars offered
  • 14 High Schools Attended by 2018-2019 Graduates
  • 1928 Year Founded
  • 81% of Student Body is Catholic