St. Stephen’s Academy exists to support families and churches by providing an academically excellent classical Christian education that cultivates knowledge, wisdom, eloquence, and godly character and equips students with the tools of learning that will last a lifetime.
St. Stephen’s Academy has become one of the leading PreK-12 classical Christian schools in the Northwest. Our curriculum is designed to produce life-long learners who rightly understand and enjoy the world in which they live, engage contemporary culture from a Christian worldview, and communicate effectively, graciously, and truthfully. To accomplish this we follow a time-tested classical liberal arts curriculum organized around the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric), which generally correspond to a child’s natural stages of intellectual development.
St. Stephen’s employs and develops highly effective teachers and staff who are committed to the classical model and who strive to pass on their love of learning to their students. Our implementation of the classical Christian model of education has been rigorously examined and affirmed by our accrediting body, the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). Our model of education consistently produces students who demonstrate knowledge, wisdom, eloquence, and virtue in their homes, churches, vocations, and communities for a cost far below that charged by other independent schools in our area.
As a classical Christian school, we believe and teach the following:
Therefore, we work to provide an environment where each child is given the opportunity to develop his or her understanding and affections within the framework of a biblical worldview. The school recognizes its theological foundation in the Reformed tradition, as articulated in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
The practical application of these values includes:
St. Stephen’s Academy is named for one of the first deacons of the church, whose most famous gift of service was his eloquent testimony to God’s plan of history.
“But none of them were able to stand against Stephen’s wisdom and spirit.” Acts 6:10
Stephen’s ministry is represented on the school shield by three symbols:
The school’s motto, “Christus in Litteris,” means “Christ in Scholarship.”
“Christ the power and wisdom of God.” I Corinthians 1:24
“Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3