St Stephen Lutheran School

2304 Springs Rd Ne
Hickory, NC 28601-0286
Tel: (828)256-2166
Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
St. Stephens Lutheran School is accredited by the Southeran Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) as well at the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).
St. Stephens Lutheran School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Departmetn of Education in 2003.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1943
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 168 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade St Stephen Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 24 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(tan or blue slacks or shorts; blue jeans accepted solid color polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,150
Admissions Director Cheryl Orlowski


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Battle of the Books, Beta Club, Choir, Intramural basketball Beta Club, Choir, Battle of the Books,
Intramural basketball,

School Notes

  • Our School's mission is to partner with parents in glorifying God in our school by giving students the opportunity to develop their God-given talents, to excel academically and to live their faith with others.
  • At SSLS, students in every grade level benefit from a challenging academic program that develops fundamental skills in reading, mathematics, writing, science, social studies, and an enriched course of study that includes religion, art, music, physical education, computer technology and the STEM program. Our Christian faith is expressed daily throughout the curriculum as we encourage students to live for Christ.
  • We are partnered with University Christian High school to provide PreK-12th grade.
  • Our preschool is licensed by the State of NC and rated a five star program.
  • Students in grades 1-8 take the Stanford Achievement Test each Spring.  
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   09/30/14
Fantastic technology: Promethian Boards in every classroom 1st-8th grade, Ipad Middle School, Active Inspire and Activote tools to facilitate teaching, 20 computer lab, as well as Accelerated Reader and Star Math programs support rigorous instructional curriculum. Bright students with small class sizes make St. Stephens Lutheran a wonderful place to teach and to learn!
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