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About This School

St. Stephen Lutheran School is a private middle school in Mountain View. The principal of St. Stephen Lutheran School is Ms. Sara Pfeiffer, who can be contacted at 27 students go to St. Stephen Lutheran School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Stephen Lutheran School is 12:1. German Int'L School of Silicon Valley is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 84%
Asian 16%
Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My son had lost interest in his old school as well as struggled with a medical diagnosis that led to him missing chunks of school. His junior high teacher has been what he needs -- accommodating when he's been too sick for homework but willing to push him academically when he's been healthy. He cares about his academic success now and he knows that he's surrounded by people determined for him to succeed. He came in very nervous about making friends at this tiny school but thankfully he's now buddies with students a couple years above and below his age -- social progress for this kid to see that younger children can be friends! We've only been a part of the junior high and I can say that Miss Pfeiffer really gets boys and girls. She gives them freedom and she sets reasonable limits. I look forward to seeing how another year at St. Stephen will mature my child.

  • (4 months ago)

    St. Stephen Lutheran School... I have 2 children that have graduated from SSLS. They are 23 and 27 now and I believe their time at SSLS was critical in molding them as men and women of character and instilled a love of learning and critical thinking. They enjoyed school and received excellent attention from their teachers. They went on to high school and University well prepared socially emotionally spiritually and academically. They are very successfully in their chosen fields. We all have fond memories of our time at SSLS. I believe in the environment and its success. After my children left I volunteered for years and now work on staff part-time. I have seen many successful children that have attended SSLS....... amazing talented caring and resourceful teachers.

  • (4 months ago)

    April 2 2014 St. Stephen Lutheran School is a great choice for K-8th graders. It is a small Christian school with nurturing and enthusiastic teachers. All of our children have attended SSLS. The teachers strive to meet the individual needs of each student. Our last child is currently an 8th grader at SSLS and my daughter is in her final year of college. SSLS has prepared them to succeed; they are confident and excited about the next big step in their lives. As parents my husband and I will greatly miss SSLS. For the past 18 years we have been a part of a very special school. We send a heartfelt THANK YOU to the teachers pastor and staff of SSLS. You have prepared our children well!

  • (4 months ago)

    We have been with SSLS 6 years. Our son had started to dislike school and to struggle academically after our move to MV. The teachers here made my son love school again. The warm encouraging environment where he was challenged in areas needing challenging and able to work on other areas without judgment was exactly what he needed. Our daughter started K at SSLS that year as well. She quickly became advanced in certain areas while remaining on grade level in others. One of many fabulous things about SSLS is their ability to cater to many learning styles. By keeping class sizes small they can individualize the education of each child and maintain a family-like atmosphere. Have you ever seen a little girl play football with big boys? You will at SSLS! My little girl playing ball with the big boys warms my heart. All students learn to work and play together regardless of age or gender. Everyone can do it; no one is left out. Younger kids learn to speak up for themselves and older kids learn how to be kind and gentle with younger kids and of course be a positive role model for them. It is precisely what you would expect of them if they were all your very own children.

  • (10 months ago)

    St Stephan Lutheran has been the best for our children. This Christian School has already been very successful for my first child. James has moved to be closer with his mother and is now in a charter public school achieving straight A's. I am so proud of him. Most of all he has a genuine faith in the silicon valley--which is rare. St. Stephan Lutheran nurtured him through practical examples in Chapel and through bible memorization. Don't get me wrong this is a healthy school that compares its practices with the best of the schools in the area. Great Work St. Stephan Lutheran. My current wife's son now attends SSLS who has struggled with English as a second language. In one year he became fluent in English and continues to do better in reading and vocabulary. My step son came from Tokyo just after the tsunami and came through the experience shinning. You cannot hear an accent at all in his speech. Most of all he developed a faith and was baptized thanks to the careful nurture St. Stephan Lutheran provided. Great Job again. THANK YOU ST STEPHAN LUTHERAN.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Stephen is a great school. The tecarachers are great with the students. The classroom size is small which is great because the is a lot of one on one between the students and the teachers. And the staff show a lot of caring and support toward all the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    St. Stephen Lutheran School has been an absolute godsend for our family. Our son has been attending SSLS starting in kindergarten. We evaluated every public and private school in Sunnyvale Mountain View and Los Altos. SSLS attracted us for a number of reasons 1) a "small" school environment - only 6 children in my son's class. He has thrived academically with ample attention to his needs. 2) offers tremendous enrichment opportunities - art PE music field trips in addition to lots of reading (he's reading books at a 2nd to 3rd grade level after only 1/2 a year of kindergarten) writing and math. 3) a supportive and values-oriented Christian environment. While neither my wife nor I are Lutheran we've welcomed the teachings our son has been exposed to. 4) mixed age environment - allows my son to play actively with older children who are bright engaging sweet and responsible older role models for him. He lives for playing ball with the older boys. We have a child that is balanced curious engaged healthy and loves going to school every day. SSLS has contributed immensely to our son's growth and has become an integral extension of our family.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been at St. Stephen for 3 years now after a difficult year at our previous school. My child's first comment after he visited the first time was "The kids are really nice and the teachers listen to me." So true. I love that St. Stephen embraces the uniqueness of each child and allows the children to work at their own level; if a child is in 4th grade and doing 6th grade math he sits in on the 6th grade math class. If a child is struggling in an area they can work down a grade until they get the concept. There are a lot of enrichment opportunities from plays to trips to the Tech Museum to incredible science experiments...and socialization/manners exercises as well. One thing that we never did before St. Stephen was to act in a play. And everyone has a role so the kids don't worry about what their classmates are going to say because they are acting...everyone does it! The plays are wonderful too. I am very happy with my son's education at St. Stephen Lutheran School and feel that he is excelling in large part because of the exceptional staff and small class sizes.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attends St. Stephen Lutheran and it continues to be a rich environment in which to grow on a daily basis. The teachers are talented in working with each child's individual strengths as well as challenging them to explore new avenues in learning. The strong Christian leadership provides a caring nurturing school where respect and empathy are taught. The various grade levels share recess and this provides a wonderful opportunity for the children to interact. The upper graders end up being good role models for the younger kids and it truly gives a "family" feel to the school. I feel our family has been very blessed to have our son's education take place at St. Stephen Lutheran School! I would highly recommend this wonderful school to anyone looking for a strong Christian education for their children.

  • (3 years ago)

    I volunteer at St. Stephen Lutheran School and I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to serve there. The teachers are very talented and truly enjoy seeing the children grow not only mentally but also spiritually. The parents also play a big part in making this school amazing which is always encouraging to me. One of the benefits I noticed of having a small school is the frequent interaction among the grade levels. The younger students really look up to the older students and the older students understand that they have the opportunity to set a Christian example for the younger students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have loved having both my children at this school! It's just the kind of school I would wish them in. This school goes above & beyond in flexibility & creativity to work in the child who has difficulty learning! This was the case with my child. The atmosphere of this school is just what I wanted for my kids--warm friendly respect between individuals. There's a good interaction between the K-8 grade levels a plus as they are comfortable around different ages. Liked the activities my children experienced--field trips plays science fairs etc. The tuition is more affordable than most. Have been so happy with this school. My kids have come out of their experience at this school the better for it.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school with excellent teacher/student ratio family-like setting balanced activities and well thought school program. Our daughter has been attending it for 2 years and we are really happy. It is also very affordable compare to other private schools. Prior to it we've tried another Mountain View private school (Girls Middle School) and public middle school all of which were dissapointing. With our younger daughter growing up I am glad I will have no need to hunt for a good school again.

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