St. Stephens Creative Learning Center

A Faith-Based Learning Center

Our faith-based learning center includes a Pre-Academy for our youngest learners, while our Christian Academy serves our Kindergarten through 5th grade students.

A Christian School that Cares About Our Students’ Future

St. Stephens Creative Learning Center is a private, Christian Education center with the goal of creating a safe environment for children to begin their learning experience the right way. At St. Stephens, we offer many benefits a traditional elementary pathway may not provide. This is because we believe in cultivating our students with the tools needed to succeed at securing their future.

Small Class Sizes

Our school provides small class sizes with a low student to teacher ratio. This allows us to give our students individualized attention and guidance.

Christian Values

Our curriculum is based on scientific research to give our students the best education possible but is also steeped in spirituality. Every day, we impart devotional wisdom through the teachings of the Lord.

Academics & Arts

At St. Stephens, we have a wonderful summer program that is built around academic foundations and playtime activities. Not only are we a spiritually and academically inclined community school, but we also support creativity and have art classes to help your child explore their artistic potential.

St. Stephens Meets Every Academic Need & More

St. Stephens Creative Learning Center prides itself on being more than just a non-profit private academy. We are a congregation of Christians that want to help our community and provide a safe learning environment for all the children in our mixed-race school. It is our mission to offer the best education possible that meets every child’s needs. We provide a faith-centered curriculum, a Pre-Academy for toddlers, and before and after school care for students that need it.

St. Stephens Art Academics
St. Stephens Art Academics

Why Should You Enroll Your Child at St. Stephens?

St. Stephens Creative Learning Center, also known as SSCLC, is a premier private, Christian learning center with a Pre-Academy and Elementary School Academy. Our program was created with the Essex community in mind, and every day we work to provide the children of this community with a school that can offer them everything they need to achieve success. At St. Stephens, your child’s safety comes first. Our before and after school care ensures your child is within a safe, nurturing, comfortable setting. In addition to our care programs, we also have transportation available if needed, so that you know your child is safe every step of the way. We know many families have small toddlers and have difficulty finding Pre-Academy options. At SSCLC, you don’t have to worry; we offer Pre-Academy for your little ones too.

We even provide a summer program for fun and academic enrichment, so you can have all your child care needs met at St. Stephens. We have Christian values and make sure we honor the Lord’s wisdom of non-discrimination with our policy. All are welcome here, and we encourage everyone to bring their children to SSCLC to learn the word of the Lord.

Over the years, families have come to value our commitment to creating positive relationships with our students and their faith, as well as their education. We have classes for kindergarten through fourth grade, with hopes to expand into sixth grade to offer more stability for the next step in our students’ learning process. Our private, Christian academy is a non-profit that is governed by a Board of Directors and parents of the student body. St. Stephens Creative Learning Center is blessed to be a part of ACSI (Associated Christian Schools International) and is approved by the Maryland Department of Non-Public Schools.

What is the SSCLC Difference?


At St Stephens, we understand the need for better education systems in the Essex community. Our school was established in 2005 to fulfill that need. We provide Christian teaching paired with academics to instil our students with the moral standards and education they deserve.

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