At a Glance

Welcome - we're so pleased you're interested in St. Stephen School! St. Stephen School welcomes students of all racial, ethnic, and faith backgrounds.


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By the Numbers

  • 348 students across grades PreK3 - 8
  • 350+ years of combined experience for our faculty and staff
  • 85+ years of academic excellence and tradition
  • 200+ pieces of technology including iPads, Chromebooks, SmartBoards, and Tablets
  • 30 zip codes represented across Harford and Baltimore Counties

Achievements

  
As a pillar in the Kingsville community, St. Stephen is proud to have recently won an award in the local Kingsville 4th of July Parade during the summer of 2018. Thanks to the Greater Kingsville Civic Assocation for this honor!
Students participate in a positive behavioral program called S.O.A.R. which stands for Safety first, Offer service, Act responsibly, and Respect others. Our St. Stephen Eagles were recently recognized with the Silver Award from MSDE's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) program.  

While striving to teach our students to treat the environment with care and concern, St. Stephen School recently received a grant from Constellation Energy to support the completion of our Outdoor Classroom. Come check it out!
BGE-Image-1_160815_212459.JPG#asset:577 For the second year in a row, St. Stephen received a grant from BGE for its Captain Mercaptan submission! The grant supports the technology plan of the school to provide students with access to iPads and Chromebooks for learning.
Our school received a grant from the The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation in the amount of $60,000 to begin our full-time Reading Specialist position.  With this grant money, our school was able to purchase the Leveled Literacy Intervention Program to serve students in grades 1-7.
On April 24, 2019, The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) certified St. Stephen School as an official Maryland Green School! Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools. There are 614 active Maryland Green Schools--over 27% of all Maryland schools.
Our Preschool is rated a Level 5 by Maryland State Department of Education, as a High Quality Early Childhood Program! Maryland EXCELS stands for "EXcellence Counts in Early Learning and School-Age Care" that addresses the needs of both families and educators. Programs earn level ratings starting at level 1, for meeting the initial requirements, and maxing out at level 5, for achieving the highest level of quality. We achieved level 5 by being excellent in 5 core areas: compliance, professional development, accreditation, developmentally appropriate activities, and administrative practices. 

Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.

St. Stephen School received the Silver Award from the Maryland State Department of Education for the 2017-2018 school year!

Accreditation

AdvancED

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Every five years, the Department of Catholic Schools completes a system-wide accreditation review, which culminates with a visit by an AdvancED External Review Team. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. These standards and benchmarks can be found at http://www.catholicschoolstandards.org.

AdvancED is a performance-based model that...

  • Adopts a balanced, systemic approach
  • Employs diagnostic tools
  • Uses standards, stakeholder feedback, student performance
  • Focuses on evaluating performance

Ready to Explore St. Stephen School? 

Located in Kingsville, Maryland St. Stephen School is a private Catholic School for students in PreK-4 through 8th Grade. To learn more about our school community and the admissions process we encourage you to contact our Admissions team today.

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