- A child will usually have reached the age of five years by September 1 of the fall in which he would be entering kindergarten.
- A child entering first grade will usually have reached the age of six years by September 1 of the fall in which she would enter St. Stephen's.
- If a child has successfully completed the previous school year and his school work and behavior compare favorably to the comparable grade at St. Stephen's, the child will be placed in the grade for which he is applying. However, if there is evidence to show that the child may not be adequately prepared for the next sequential grade level, with parental approval, he may repeat the previous grade.
- St. Stephen's Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
- Though not required to be Christians, the parents of students at St. Stephen's Academy should have a clear understanding of the educational philosophy and mission of St. Stephen's Academy. This understanding includes their willingness to have their child exposed to the clear teaching of the school's Statement of Faith in various and frequent ways within the school's program.
- The parents should be willing to cooperate with all the written policies of St. Stephen's Academy. This is most important in the area of discipline and school work standards, as well as active communication with the respective teacher(s) and administration.