How to Apply

 St. Stephen of Hungary is honored to be a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School.
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All welcome to our upcoming Open Houses @ 8:30 am 
Friday, October 20
Friday, November 17
Please email [email protected] to register for an Open House Tour: include the grades you are interested in for 2024-2025. 
Check back in October for the link to apply for the 2024-2025 School Year. 
Choosing the right school for your children is one of the most important gifts you can bestow on them. We appreciate your interest in joining the St. Stephen of Hungary School (SSHS) community. SSHS is an award winning Catholic School, in the Archdiocese of New York, with a rich heritage of academic excellence. 
The goal of our admissions process is to objectively determine each candidate's potential to thrive at SSHS throughout their elementary school education. 
For those candidates who are accepted, the family is asked to confirm enrollment within two weeks by submitting the contract and the non-refundable two month tuition deposit. 
I. Applications
For 2023-2024: please email [email protected]  regarding availability. 
For 2024-2025 please check back for the online application link.
II. The Applicant's file is considered complete when the items below are uploaded to the online portal: 
1) Application submitted with $225 non-refundable application fee paid online for each applicant. (Required) 
2) Birth Certificate (Required)
If citizenship is other than US, please also provide copy of visa & passport.  
Please let SSHS know if you are inquiring about a SEVIS application. 
3) Baptismal Certificate (If Applicable)
4) Immunization Records and Yearly Physical Exams. (Required)
SSHS does not accept Religious Letters of Exemption for Immunizations. 
5) Teacher Recommendations - (Required for Kindergarten - Grade 8)
Be Sure to Use the Recommendation Form(s) below. 
Pre K accepted, not required. 
6) Report Cards from previous school(s) - (Required for Grade 1 - 8)
See Permission to Release Records below
7) Standardized Test Scores (If Applicable)
8) Notice re: Support Services
Families are encouraged to indicate on the application if the student is expected to transfer with a service plan. The screening process is in place to determine whether SSHS resources can accommodate your child's learning needs. Our mutual goal is to provide the appropriate educational environment for your child. Offers of acceptance are at the discretion of the SSHS Admissions Committee. SSHS will coordinate services with you. However, SSHS cannot guarantee the placement of NYDOE-approved providers.  Please note: we do not place private-pay providers in the school. Thank you. 
III.  Assessments
Pre-K 2 - Little Sprouts 
Not required
PreK 3 - Gr. 1 Applicant Screening
The applicant will have the opportunity to interact with students and communicate with the teacher by following simple directions and doing activities such as drawing and counting. 
Gr. 2 - 8 Applicants
a) The applicant will complete an online math and reading assessment.
b) The applicant will submit a writing sample.
c) The applicant will visit SSHS one morning
Note:  Permission to Release Records
Your school may ask for this form in order to send the records that SSHS requires during the application process. 
Newly accepted, enrolled students should also provide this form to the prior school so FINAL records are sent to SSHS. (This generally occurs during the summer.)

What are the age requirements for admission to Saint Stephen School?

In accordance with the Archdiocesan of New York’s regulations, students will be considered/admitted for the school year only if they are the correct age for that program/grade by December 31st.
Pre K 2 Program - must be 2 years old
Pre K 3 Program - must be 3 years old 
Pre K 4 Program - must be 4 years old
Kindergarten - must be 5 years old
First Grade - must be 6 years old 
Starting with Pre K 3, all children must be toilet trained upon entering the school. For Pre K 2, a caregiver remains onsite.