St. Stephen successfully defines and meets its responsibilities to its students, the public, and the profession of education. St. Stephen School's instructional program is developed in concert with the Archdiocesan curriculum guidelines and the regulations of the Maryland State Department of Education for non-public schools.

Our faith permeates all that is taught and is an integral part of the entire school program and day.
Areas of instruction include:

  • English & Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spelling
  • Penmanship
  • Art
  • Music
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Spanish

While lessons are planned with the entire class in mind, the staff is aware that each child is a unique creation of God and strives to meet his/her special needs, interests, and abilities. Lessons include whole group instruction with opportunities for re-teaching and enrichment. Across grades K-8, students are separated into smaller instructional groups for Mathematics and English & Language Arts for three class periods a day.

In the delivery of the instructional programs to students, the school utilizes a more self-contained classroom organization for grades Pre-K through 5. Students remain with their homeroom teachers for instruction in most subject areas. In grades 6-8, a more departmentalized approach is employed. Students move from classroom to classroom for the subjects to be taught.