St Stephens

Welcome to St. Stephen’s School!

We are so happy that you have chosen to learn about us!

Mission

St. Stephen School’s mission is to create life-long learners, empowered with a strong sense of Catholic values, who will become responsible, contributing citizens of our world, making it a better place for future generations.

Philosophy

Following Christ’s command “to go and teach”; St. Stephen’s School strives to provide an education steeped with the Church’s traditions and Gospel values. In an attempt to attain the highest level of achievement, academic instruction is designed to meet the needs of all learners by providing a solid foundation of fundamental skills, while gradually broadening their sphere of knowledge and expertise.

Recognizing that each child is a reflection of God’s image, St. Stephen School focuses on the individuality and developmental growth of each student. A strong support system affords students the opportunity and freedom to explore with confidence the world around them.

Our faculty and staff espouse policies and procedures that support students’ needs and exceed Diocesan and state requirements. The dedicated Pastor, nurturing teachers and enthusiastic parents share a strong commitment to Catholic education, which provides students with the courage and conviction to become intelligent, moral leaders in an ever changing society. Students form interpersonal relationships that reflect kindness, compassion and respect in a mutually supportive environment.

Our Story

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.

St. Stephen's Church

The mission of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church is to enable the people of Grand Island to encounter Jesus by sharing Word and Sacrament with a loving concern for one another. This Mission will be achieved by living out our daily lives the lessons of the gospels such as:

  • Teaching and perpetuating Christian Values 100%
  • Celebrating together Word and Sacrament 100%
  • Sharing our gifts and love with one another 100%
  • Growing in God’s love by openness to the Spirit 100%
  • Being a witness to Jesus of the Gospel 100%

We invite you to join us at our parish on Grand Island.

All are welcome! Visit our website!

St Stephens

Mr. Scott Gruenauer

Mr. Scott Gruenauer

Principal

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