Academics

St. Stephen School on the campus of St. Stephen Church is a Pre – Kindergarten through 8th Grade Catholic Elementary and Middle School under the Department of Catholic Education of the Diocese of Buffalo.

The curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where the child feels that he/she is loved and respected by his/her peers as well as the teacher. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students can further come to an understanding of the Christian life. At St. Stephen, we are attempting to “teach as Jesus did.”

The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of New York guidelines, are followed for the teaching of all secular subjects. The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is an emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We strive to offer a program which makes use of many sources of reading materials, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools and multi-text approach to the content areas.

St. Stephen School is fully accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.