St. Stephens Lutheran Academy
St. Stephens Lutheran Academy Photo #3 - St. Stephen's Students Participate in Maple Sugaring STEM Project
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.
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Autism, ADHD, ADD, Behavioral health
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Academics and Faculty
Average Class Size
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
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.
National avg.: 85%
Total Sports Offered
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Club or Organization:
- 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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