The Statement of Faith adopted by St. Stephen’s Academy is limited to primary Christian doctrine, which is considered to be central to all Christian denominations, and which sets Christianity apart from other faiths. The following Statement of Faith is taken directly from the St. Stephen’s Academy bylaws:
The school believes that this statement of faith is a summary of the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the scriptures, and that it is consistent with the expression of the Gospel in the Westminster confessional standards. St. Stephen’s Academy is a ministry of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, which is a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Officeholders in the PCA are required to subscribe to the Westminster Standards. While the standards are widely accepted among the regular members of the PCA, subscription is not required. From its inception, St. Stephen’s has been built on a foundation which put scripture first, but which acknowledged the Westminster Standards as a faithful summary of the scriptures. Our curriculum reflects these priorities. While we eagerly accept students and families from other evangelical traditions, from other religions, and from outside the Christian faith, we are a ministry of a confessional church. We ask that our families understand this, and that they come here understanding who we are.
The Evergreen Session, which oversees St. Stephen’s Academy, adheres to the Westminster Standards.