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St. Stephen School

Private | PK-8 | 172 students

Our school is best known for having a diversified, nurturing environment.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $215,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,110.

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Posted July 13, 2013

St Stephen School affords it's students a compassionate, spiritual and intellectually stimulating environment . The staff is composed of very dedicated individuals who strive to make this multi-cultural school a true success in every way!


Posted December 28, 2012

my daughter has been going to st Stephens for the past two years. i can not emphasize the warmth and involvement of the teachers.The teachers for Pre-K and kindergarten have been wonderful. you can't help but notice how much they care. the principal has a smile and knows the kids by their first names. my daughter has learnt so much since came to st Stephen scchool
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

St. Stephen School truly has a family atmosphere. The size of the school, one class for each grade, allows students, parents and teachers to get to know one another. The principal knows the name of every student. The principal is extremely committed to the school; she is a former student, parent and teacher at St. Stephen. The faculty is very experienced and dedicated; there is little turnover. The school community is also very welcoming; new students and families are valued and diversity is considered a strength. St. Stephen tries to educate the whole person. A new library and computer center opened two years ago. In addition to core studies, the school offers extracurricular activities such as sports and music, including a jazz band. Students are also involved in the community; for example, student council members visit local veterans on Veterans Day. My children are getting a very good, well-rounded education.
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Posted January 23, 2004

the inside scoop for this school is it's amazing. the warmth and friendship demonstrated by the staff is welcoming. the dedication and commitment to the students is what every school should emphasize.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 61%
Black 25% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Italian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Maria Testa
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (203) 287-9158

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Hamden res school busses
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Hartford
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Gainelli Group
  • Girl scouts
  • Knitting club
  • Lego science team
  • Math club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Saint Stephen School is a Roman Catholic elementary school rooted in Christ. We provide students of all faiths and backgrounds the opportunity to pursue academic excellence, spiritual development, and social responsibility in an inclusive environment. In the spirit of Jesus’ teaching, we nourish the God- given talents of each student to become a lifelong learner and to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, their local communities, and the world.
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
40
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
50

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Sacred Heart Academy
Notre Dame High School
Hamden Hall
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418 Ridge Rd
Hamden, CT 06517
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Phone: (203) 288-6792

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