Per Governor Wolf’s order, St. Stephen’s will be closed indefinitely. Our teachers will be working with students to continue educational offerings remotely. School staff and leadership are working remotely, and are accessible by phone and email. We’ll get through this together, and look forward to getting back into the classroom soon!

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy

We are a licensed, private K-12 school dedicated to providing a positive, safe and nurturing learning community. St. Stephen’s operates in two Western Pennsylvania locations — Zelienople and Utica. School districts may refer students online by completing our online referral form. Parents interested in St. Stephen’s as an educational setting for their students may contact their home school district.

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), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), 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.




St. Stephen’s Extended School Year Program

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy utilizes Glade Run Adventures experiential education activities for students attending ESY​.​​ These ​uniquely tailored activities​, such as therapeutic horseback riding, horticulture, and small animal experiences​ engage students with social skill challenges. Student IEP goals are targeted, monitored and reported to school districts. Camp runs Monday-Thursday 9am-1:30pm.

Pricing- $3,500/student

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Not a current St. Stephen’s student? CLICK HERE for ESY Application


St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy
30 Glade Run Drive, P.O. Box 70
Zelienople, PA 16063

St. Stephen’s Utica
3823 Academy St.
Utica, PA 16362


Amy Richert
Vice President, Education
724-452-4453 x1193

Brandy Dietrich
724-452-4453, ext. 1154

Michael Pendred
Assistant Principal
724-452-4453 x2202

Doug Harr
Assistant Principal
724-452-4453 x1153

Randy Harrison
Program Supervisor –  Education Behavioral Support
724-452-4453 x1009

Marissa Kealey
Program Supervisor – Education Behavioral Support
724-452-4453 x2206

Kelly Wheeler
Enrollment Coordinator
724-452-4453 x1124

Front Desk
Phone: 724-452-4453, ext. 1171
Fax: 724-452-0468

Chris Smith
ASD Program Manager
724-452-4453, ext. 2103

Linda Cumer
School Counselor
724-452-4453 x2205

Ashlee Mong
School Nurse
724-452-4453 x2208

Ted Orlowski
Program Manager – Education Behavioral Support
724-452-4453 x2203

Leslie Welsh
Records Coordinator
724-452-4453 x1139

St. Stephen’s Utica
Patrick Cavanaugh