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In a year unlike any other, the St. Stephen's School community was remarkably quick to respond to the challenges and uncertainties created by the Covid-19 crisis.

Our faculty transformed their curricula to meet the new demands of online learning. Students showed resilience as they adjusted to these new virtual learning spaces and staff found new ways to connect with one another while working from home. Despite these challenging circumstances, we launched a new program (the Aventinus Minor Project archaeological dig) and continued with innovations in our iLab.

Extraordinary generosity

Through the extraordinary generosity of our community, we exceeded our goal of raising $400,000 for the Trustee Challenge. These donations were used to keep our Signature Programs running, to purchase health and safety equipment, and to make critical upgrades on campus, including increasing our internet capacity.

We also found a few moments to express our uniqueness, including a virtual version of our annual Student Talent Show and some fantastic Zoom alumni events.

Following is a roundup of our accomplishments from the year like no other.

This report is the result of a collaborative effort, and I give many thanks to colleagues, Inge Weustink, Moira Egan, Elizabeth Di Cataldo, and Simona Monaco, and to trustees, Harvey Stone and Deborah Packer Mumm, for their invaluable contributions.


With sincerest gratitude,

Allison Kemmis-Price

Director of Development