St. Stephens Lutheran Academy

PO Box 70 Beaver Rd
Zelienople, PA 16063-0160
Tel: (724)452-4453
Grades: K-12 | 298 students
St. Stephen's Lutheran Academy is a licensed private academic school located on Glade Run's campus in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. St. Stephen's is the largest special education school in the region.
Public schools collaborate with St. Stephen's to provide placement for students who require more individualized attention to succeed academically and behaviorally.
These students have emotional and behavioral issues or autism and benefit from more intensive therapeutic programming.
St. Stephen's staff and the home school district personnel from over 50 home school districts communicate regularly regarding the student's progress.
Beyond the basics, St. Stephen's enriched curriculum promotes growth through such academic activities including outdoor education, sensory room, gross motor skills room, independent living skills apartment, and an innovative on-campus animal, outdoor education, and an equine, animal and horticulture/agriculture program.
St. Stephen's also offers computers, art, physical education and music programs.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Autism
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 298 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes St. Stephen's contracts primarily through the students' home district; however private pay options are available. Different education programs (special education, enhanced, living skills, tertiary, ESY, and autism) have a variance in tuition rates.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kelly Wheeler


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Equestrian, Football, SoccerBasketballEquestrian,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Student Council Student Council,

School Notes

  • Educational offerings include regular, special, enhanced, living skills, tertiary, and autism education programs. A focus on individualization is achieved through the use of technology. Safety is attained through the use of the principles of Sanctuary and Posivite Schoolwide Behavioral Health Initiatives (PBIS).

Profile last updated: 02/25/2016

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is North Hills Christian School (4.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Great Beginnings (2.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Garden Montessori School (2.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cranberry Township
    Great Beginnings
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 10 students
    2.4 miles
    1630 Haine School Road
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Cranberry Township
    Garden Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 58 students
    2.8 miles
    204 Commerce Park Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Cranberry Township
    Cranberry KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 95 students
    3.2 miles
    1321 Freedom Rd., Cranberry
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Cranberry Township
    Grades: K | 12 students
    3.2 miles
    1321 Freedom Rd
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066
  • Cranberry Township
    The Goddard School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 121 students
    3.6 miles
    8065 Rowan Road
    Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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