St. Stephens’ has a rotating schedule with classes in A through J periods. The first group, A through G, meets three times per week - 1 forty-five minute class and 2 ninety-minute classes (note: IB 2nd year classes follow a slightly different schedule.) Most academic classes meet during the A through G periods.
The second group of classes, H, I and J, meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for an hour and fifteen minutes each. On offer during these three blocks are most art and music classes, Theory of Knowledge, Choices (9th and 10th grade), Creative Writing, and Computer Science.
All Boarders on Campus Nights or Weekends (ABOCs)
In order to build community throughout the year, there are certain weekends and nights built into the schedule in which all boarders sleep on campus. These include: semester one and two orientation weekends and single evenings throughout the year where students and faculty enjoy a special dinner and activities. Additionally, in order to support health and promote rest for the boarders, there are other weekends and nights built into the schedule in which all boarders sleep on campus. This information is given out at the beginning of each semester. It will also be posted in the Orientation and Special Activities information and sent to parents in the weekly newsletter. We ask that parents coordinate travel plans so as not to overlap with these dates.
During the academic day, 11th and 12th grade boarders may, if they are free, return to their rooms. 9th and 10th grader boarders have a study hall or Physical Education during any free periods during the academic day, A through G periods. If they have a free period in H, I or J, they may return to their rooms.