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

Fax: 724-452-0468

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


    Amy Richert
    Vice President, Education
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    Brandy Dietrich
    724-452-4453, ext. 1154

    Michael Pendred
    Assistant Principal
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    Doug Harr
    Assistant Principal
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    Randy Harrison
    Program Supervisor –  Education Behavioral Support
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    Marissa Kealey
    Program Supervisor – Education Behavioral Support
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    Kelly Wheeler
    Enrollment Coordinator
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    Front Desk
    Phone: 724-452-4453, ext. 1171
    Fax: 724-452-0468

    Linda Cumer
    School Counselor
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    Ashlee Mong
    School Nurse
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    Ted Orlowski
    Program Manager – Education Behavioral Support
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    Leslie Welsh
    Records Coordinator
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    St. Stephen’s Utica
    Patrick Cavanaugh