Welcome to St. Stephen’s School! We are so happy that you have chosen to learn about us!
Nestled here on Grand Island, we are conveniently located half way between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. We have the unique distinction of being the only Catholic School on Grand Island. We opened our doors in 1967 under the direction of The Felician Sisters of Buffalo, New York to provide a quality Catholic education to the youngest members of our parish. Today we educate approximately two hundred children ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Our purpose as expressed in our philosophy and mission statement is to create life-long learners.
We encourage and challenge our students to achieve high academic standards, helping them to reach their full potential. In June 2011 Business First ratings of 280 elementary schools we ranked #20! Of 210 middle schools we ranked #24; making us among the best in academic preparation in Western New York and #1 on Grand Island.
We have a strong athletic program offering interscholastic sports. We offer before school care, after school care, after school clubs, and art and music programs.
Our facilities include large classrooms, full cafeteria, gymnasium, science lab, library, computer lab, music room, and outdoor sports facilities and playground.
We strive to teach the whole child in a family friendly, nurturing environment engaging parents as partners in the education process. We support the social, emotional and ethical development of students through a character development program to help students develop important core values such as respect, citizenship, honesty, diligence, responsibility and caring for self and others.
We are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools. The Association is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based, non-profit association of educational institutions, committed to excellence in all levels across the continuum of education, whose purposes are to encourage, advance, assist and sustain the quality and integrity of education.