St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy is a licensed private school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community. The students and staff of St. Stephen’s Academy do this together through the framework of our Sanctuary certification, School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and the School as a Society model. Every interaction with a student is an opportunity to help them learn, grow and heal.
Furthermore, St. Stephen’s Academy promotes growth through educational and therapeutic activities with an outdoor classroom, as well as utilizing the plants and animals at Glade Run Adventures.
School districts may refer students online by downloading and completeing our referral form.
With an innovative curriculum and an excellent student to teacher ratio, St. Stephen’s Academy offers enriched learning opportunities for every student:
Autism support classrooms provide a highly specialized environment to teach and strengthen positive social skills development. Facilities include a sensory room, gross motor room and model apartment. Students with autism thrive when education is creatively tailored to individual learning styles and the environment is responsive to sensory differences. Watch a video interview with Anne Marie Suddaby, our autism behavior specialist.
Special education focuses on individualized instruction to teach students with academic, behavioral or physical needs beyond those met by a traditional regular educational program.
Enhanced education further supports students’ specific needs in academics, socialization, and/or emotional regulation. Individualized instruction with a lower student to teacher ratio results in a more hands-on approach with targeted behavioral interventions.
Therapeutic tertiary classrooms provide a structured and controlled educational environment for high school students who need intensive therapeutic and behavioral interventions. This often includes mentoring, peer modeling and personal development to encourage positive behaviors. Groups meet to support topics like anger management and to recognize potential leadership qualities in their members.
Glade Run is committed to helping you find the best solution for your child and family. Our Enrollment Coordinator, Kelly Wheeler, is happy to answer your questions. Reach her at 724-452-4453 x1124 between 8am and 3:30pm.