How to Apply

We appreciate your interest in St. Stephen of Hungary School. 
I. In order to submit an Application:   Click Here. 
If you do not already have one, you will be asked to create an account with our Enrollment Management vendor: Blackbaud (BBID). Please email  [email protected]    with any questions.
II. The Applicant's file is considered complete when the items below are uploaded to the online portal: 
1) Completed application with $225 non-refundable application fee paid online - Required
2) Birth Certificate (Required) and Baptismal Certificate (if applicable). If citizenship is other than US, please provide copy of passport/visa. 
3) Immunization Records and Yearly Physical Exams - Required 
4) Teacher Recommendations - Be Sure to Use the Recommendation Form(s) below 
*PreK 3 and PreK 4 - NOT Required; you are welcome to submit
*Kindergarten - Required 
*Grades 1-8 - Required 
5) Report Cards from previous school(s) - see Permission to Release Records below
*Kindergarten -  NOT Required, you are welcome to submit
*Grades 1 - 8 Required, include last two years (if applicable)
6) Standardized Test Scores (if applicable)
Note re: Support Services:
Families are encouraged to indicate on the application if the student is expected to transfer with a service plan. Our mutual goal is to provide the appropriate educational environment for your child. Our Director of Support Services, Ms. McCullagh, will coordinate with you. However, SSHS cannot guarantee the placement of NYDOE-approved providers. Thank you. 
III. Required Screening/Assessment Process AND "King for the Day" Program 
1) PreK 3 - Gr. 1 Applicants:  invited to a short Meet & Greet with Screening Activity 
2) Gr. 2 - 8: Applicants:  
*Math and Reading assessment done on home computer
*Written paragraph done at home (Gr. 4 - 8 applicants only) 
*Visit SSHS - have a "buddy" in your current grade 
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 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 
All children must be toilet trained upon entering the school.