St. Stephen's Lutheran Academy is a licensed private academic K-12 school located on Glade Run's campus in Zelienople, Pennsylvania and in Utica, PA. 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, Sensory Playground, gross motor skills room, independent living skills apartment, transitional programming and an innovative on-campus animal, outdoor education, and an equine, animal and horticulture/agriculture program.
St. Stephen's also offers computer education, art, physical education and music programs.
St. Stephen's offers Extended School Year (ESY) programming.  St. Stephen's offers transitional programming and summer independent living experiences for young adults.
St. Stephen's has an additional school campus located in Utica, PA.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Autism, ADHD, ADD, Behavioral health
Year Founded
1989
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
298 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kelly Wheeler

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Student Council

School Notes

  • Educational offerings include regular, special, enhanced, living skills, tertiary, transitional, 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: 07/20/2021

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