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Picnic with the Community
March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Picnic With The Community
A Tiny School Celebrates 30 Years Of Success With Its Grand Mission
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School of Wimberley, established in 1976 as an active ministry of St. Stephen’s Church, is celebrating 30 years of support for and from the community. The school, which sits on a 52 acre wooded campus,has been a treasure for the Wimberley area. The beautiful mission chapel and grounds were built as a replica of San Francisco de la Espada in San Antonio.
Every year, parents of St. Stephen’s school hosts a private extravaganza to raise money to help fill funding gaps. This year, the school is stepping up the game and stepping outside. On Saturday, March 30th from 3-7pm, a celebration will be held at Vista Brewing in Driftwood, TX. The event is open to all, and there will be entertainment and games for all ages. From bounce houses to beer steins, ponies, to face painting, live music, and farm fresh food – there will truly be something for everyone to enjoy.
All proceeds of the event go directly to St. Stephen’s School to fund things like maker’s programs, technology upgrades, and building and playground maintenance. The school is also hoping to increase teacher benefits.
Currently, classes are offered from PreK3 through Sixth Grade for children from Wimberley, Driftwood, and surrounding communities like Dripping Springs, Kyle, and Buda.
In the tradition of Episcopal school education, St. Stephen’s is a community committed to providing a challenging academic curriculum while remaining sensitive to the development of the whole child. The School places great emphasis on the creation of a safe, family environment where the unique worth and beauty of all human beings can be proclaimed.
The bold mission to empower each student to live authentically, think expansively, and serve selflessly has been at the root of all instruction and community outreach for 30 years.
Current Event Sponsors Include:
Berry & Lehmann Families, Springs Provisions, Peaceful Pork, Hays City Store, Jump! Bounce House Rentals, Blanco River Academy, Ozona Bank, The Sudderth Family, Wallendorf Concrete, Red Dog Creative, VINE Collective, HEB, Organized for Good,
In an effort to keep the community open and diverse, the tuition at St. Stephen’s is purposely low and only covers 70% of the schools’ annual operating expenses? The 30% gap is filled each year with donations from parents, family, and community members, participation in fundraising events, as well as the hard work of volunteers at all levels.
Paving the way for another 30 years
In celebration and memory of 30 year anniversary, the Paving The Way project offers an opportunity to use donations to fill the financial gaps of the operating budget for the year, in addition to leaving a mark on the school for future generations. The renovated garden area will include flowering native plants, seating areas, a fire pit, and paving stones that can be engraved with family name(s), as well as kind and loving messages.
St. Stephen’s School is partnering with Wimberley Gardens and Wallendorf Concrete to complete this project.
Details for these and other events can be found at https://www.ststeveschool.org/
About St. Stephen’s
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a private elementary school and preschool forming children age 3 through sixth grade from Wimberley, Kyle, Buda, Driftwood, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, and surrounding communities.
About Vista Brewing
Vista is a destination brewery located just outside of Austin at the gateway to the Central Texas Wine Trail in Driftwood, TX. Their holistic approach to hyper-local, delicious food and beverages captures the beauty and bounty of the Texas Hill Country. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy acres of beer garden and ranch views at Vista’s brewery, restaurant, and farm.