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.

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School Districts may complete an online day student referral form.

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(724) 452.4453, ext.1171
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St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy
P.O. Box 70, Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy North
396 Buhl Boulevard
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: (724) 308-6328

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy Utica
3823 Academy Street
Utica, PA 16362
Phone: (814) 638-0142

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The Education Partnership is a volunteer driven, local nonprofit focused on aiding high-need schools in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy is a licensed, private K-12 school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community. St. Stephen’s has three Western Pennsylvania locations — Zelienople, Sharon, and Utica. School districts may refer students online by completing our online referral form.

The students and staff of St. Stephen’s Academy collaborate using the framework of our Sanctuary certification, School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 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.

Tiered Academic Supports

With an innovative curriculum and an excellent student to teacher ratio, St. Stephen’s Academy offers enriched learning opportunities for every student:

Autism Support Education

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.

Special Education

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

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 Education

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.

By the Numbers

... students who believe they've learned new things

... students who have fun at St. Stephen's Academy

... students who think staff has helped them to make good decisions

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