Stella Students Shine

SNEP students shine intellectually

  • Certified teaching staff
  • Strong literacy, math & science programs
  • Spanish instruction Grades 3 through 8
  • Library Media Center & Technology Lab classes K through 8
  • Student teacher ratio 12:1

SNEP students shine spiritually

  • Values-based Catholic education
  • Religion classes grades 1 through 8
  • Campus Ministry Team
  • Yearly mission projects
  • Prayer Partners in Montessori - Grade 8

SNEP students shine physically

  • Full physical education program, including swimming
  • Extra-curricular sports teams: soccer, swimming, and basketball
  • Daily recess, outdoors if weather permits

SNEP students shine artistically

  • Full time art and music instruction
  • Dedicated art & music classrooms
  • Band and Chorus programs, including concerts and recitals
  • Drama Club with Fall Drama and Spring Musical productions
  • Annual Christmas pageant grades 1 through 3

Plus SNEP students have the advantage of:

  • Library Media Center, networked and online
  • Fully networked multi-media laboratory
  • PCs and iPads using both Windows and Apple products
  • Science Laboratories
  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming Pool
  • Theater/Auditorium complete with updated lighting and sound systems
  • Student dining room with full lunch program
  • 100-plus acres, including outdoor recess area and soccer fields
  • One-half acre student garden

District bussing is available for students age 5 and up from the following school districts: Lewiston-Porter, Wilson, Niagara Wheatfield, and Starpoint. Charter bussing available from Niagara Falls.

Acceptance to Stella Niagara is granted to qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.

Montessori Pre-K

Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education and fits perfectly with our philosophy of nurturing a child's heart, mind, and body for life. Our program fosters a child’s natural inclination to learn. Montessori teachers guide students rather than instruct and students enjoy self-directed activities, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. Our program is designed to inspire exploration, independence, and confidence.

Kindergarten through Grade 8

Stella Niagara provides students from Kindergarten - 8th Grade the foundation for a successful future. While every child receives a values-based Catholic education, all religious beliefs and backgrounds are greatly respected. Our one-of-a-kind campus, located on River Road between Lewiston & Youngstown NY, offers a nurturing, holistic atmosphere for our students to learn and grown like no other. We invite prospective students to pay our school a visit and shadow for a day!

Integrated Outdoor Education

Our innovative curriculum provides students with a holistic learning experience that reinforces what is learned in the classroom with activities and exploration in our unique, natural setting.

Here, amidst the splendor of the private 104-acre Stella Niagara campus and the pristine beauty of the Stella Niagara Preserve, students in every grade will reap the benefits of an education that:

  • Emphasizes discovery of the natural world
  • Provides hands-on outdoor experience
  • Inspires intellectual and spiritual growth
  • Instills respect for the environment
  • Reinforces traditional Franciscan values

Integrated Outdoor Education was implemented by advisors and faculty who wanted to provide students with the benefit of outdoor learning; then developed in collaboration with an environmental teaching expert. It is designed to supplement, rather than replace, our existing curriculum initiatives such as STEM, personal communication, art, science, and character development.

At SNEP, Integrated Outdoor Education is an evolving curriculum that seeks to give our students the special advantage of a fully integrated education they will not find anywhere else.

It’s in your nature to do what’s best for your child.

If you’re the parent, grandparent, or guardian of a school-age child who would benefit from our exclusive, integrated Outdoor Education Program, you’ll want to learn more about our curriculum.

Contact Info:
Enroll your child at Stella Niagara Education Park
Contact our Admissions Associate via email areynolds@stella-niagara.com
Call us at 716-754-4314

Testimonials

What parents are saying about Stella Niagara Education Park, a private, Catholic school located between Lewiston and Youngstown, NY

Zac Sperry

Stella Niagara prepared me well for Canisius High School. Stella was like a warmup for high school. I felt confident with my writing. CHS asks us to write a lot and I felt capable and my grades reflected that I could write pretty well.  I also felt comfortable contacting teachers for clarification but most of all I feel like Stella gave me a good work ethic and the confidence to try new things.
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2020-11-09T11:21:52-05:00
Stella Niagara prepared me well for Canisius High School. Stella was like a warmup for high school. I felt confident with my writing. CHS asks us to write a lot and I felt capable and my grades reflected that I could write pretty well.  I also felt comfortable contacting teachers for clarification but most of all I feel like Stella gave me a good work ethic and the confidence to try new things.

Katie Freeman Kutis

The memories, experiences and knowledge gained from my Stella Niagara experience is only enhanced by my ability to share the gift with my children. We could not be happier to be a part of the Stella Niagara family. The life lessons and experiences offered are beyond what any other school could offer.
2020-11-17T10:40:30-05:00
The memories, experiences and knowledge gained from my Stella Niagara experience is only enhanced by my ability to share the gift with my children. We could not be happier to be a part of the Stella Niagara family. The life lessons and experiences offered are beyond what any other school could offer.

Karmell Macoretta

“My years at Stella, even though it was only 3 years, were truly the best school years of my life. My son is gaining beyond academics that same sense of belonging. That’s what I want for him.”
2017-07-24T17:18:36-04:00
“My years at Stella, even though it was only 3 years, were truly the best school years of my life. My son is gaining beyond academics that same sense of belonging. That’s what I want for him.”

Lola Sperry

I am a freshman at Buffalo Seminary and I feel that my experience at Stella Niagara helped me transition into a high school student easily. At Stella Niagara we were always encouraged to ask our teachers questions and because of this I am able to do this easily in high school. My teachers at Buffalo Seminary told me that they were impressed that I e-mailed them to ask for extra help. They said it was really good that I advocated for myself.  I learned to do this from my teachers at Stella.  I also learned at Stella to join lots of clubs and activities and I am doing that in high school and having a lot of fun!
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2020-11-09T11:24:55-05:00
I am a freshman at Buffalo Seminary and I feel that my experience at Stella Niagara helped me transition into a high school student easily. At Stella Niagara we were always encouraged to ask our teachers questions and because of this I am able to do this easily in high school. My teachers at Buffalo Seminary told me that they were impressed that I e-mailed them to ask for extra help. They said it was really good that I advocated for myself.  I learned to do this from my teachers at Stella.  I also learned at Stella to join lots of clubs and activities and I am doing that in high school and having a lot of fun!

Ellen Diez

Attending Stella Niagara gave me a great education that helped me get ahead in High School and also gave me a solid academic foundation. Not only did it help me academically, but it also helped me grow my faith and develop a relationship with God. I really think that I'm lucky to have had the "Stella Advantage" and I love seeing other experience the same thing through social media.
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2019-11-07T12:29:52-05:00
Attending Stella Niagara gave me a great education that helped me get ahead in High School and also gave me a solid academic foundation. Not only did it help me academically, but it also helped me grow my faith and develop a relationship with God. I really think that I'm lucky to have had the "Stella Advantage" and I love seeing other experience the same thing through social media.

Christine Dobrasz

“The core value system were very similar to what we tried to teach our children at home since they were toddlers and I knew they would get a quality education. It’s an investment in their future, a lifelong investment.”

 
2017-07-24T17:20:15-04:00
“The core value system were very similar to what we tried to teach our children at home since they were toddlers and I knew they would get a quality education. It’s an investment in their future, a lifelong investment.”  

Beth Ieraci

“There are many different religions represented at the school, not just Catholicism. I think that teaches children diversity, it teaches them about other people’s beliefs. We need that in the world today.”
2017-07-24T17:19:47-04:00
“There are many different religions represented at the school, not just Catholicism. I think that teaches children diversity, it teaches them about other people’s beliefs. We need that in the world today.”

Byron DeLuke

“If you look at the playground, the beautiful preserve across the street, the trails that surround this school, it’s an important part of education that is often overlooked. And that is something I'm very excited about for our boys. They tell us about the things they do outside, the other day they went on a beaver hike by the river - that’s outstanding!”
2017-07-24T17:19:17-04:00
“If you look at the playground, the beautiful preserve across the street, the trails that surround this school, it’s an important part of education that is often overlooked. And that is something I'm very excited about for our boys. They tell us about the things they do outside, the other day they went on a beaver hike by the river - that’s outstanding!”

Jason and Sarah Sperry

We are incredibly pleased with our children’s Stella Niagara Education.  They were both well prepared for High School and were able to secure significant scholarships for their respective schools. Our children were able to participate in not only a rigorous academic program, but they were able to explore athletics  and extracurriculars. Both Zac and Lola have continued to push themselves academically and pursue extracurriculars. They enjoy being a part of their high school communities the same as they were at Stella. They know that being a part of a community and contributing helps their overall achievement both in and out of the classroom.They continued to follow the and they have continued that in high school. The Stella Niagara Education Park receives the Sperry Family’s highest reccommendations!
2020-11-16T17:54:25-05:00
We are incredibly pleased with our children’s Stella Niagara Education.  They were both well prepared for High School and were able to secure significant scholarships for their respective schools. Our children were able to participate in not only a rigorous academic program, but they were able to explore athletics  and extracurriculars. Both Zac and Lola have continued to push themselves academically and pursue extracurriculars. They enjoy being a part of their high school communities the same as they were at Stella. They know that being a part of a community and contributing helps their overall achievement both in and out of the classroom.They continued to follow the and they have continued that in high school. The Stella Niagara Education Park receives the Sperry Family’s highest reccommendations!
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