St. Stephens Lutheran Academy

Tel: (724)452-4453
  • 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, 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 computers, art, physical education and music programs.
  • St. Stephen's offers Extended School Year (ESY) programming.  St. Stephen's has two additional school campuses located in Sharon and Utica, PA.

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, ADHD, ADD, Behavioral health
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 298 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
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
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kelly Wheeler

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Equestrian, Flag Football, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, WeightliftingBasketballEquestrian,
Flag FootballIntramural Sports Only,
SoccerWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

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

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