Stewart Home & School

To live

What does it mean to truly live? To have a life you can love? We are devoted to finding out how our students answer those questions. Their answers are all as unique as they are and it is amazing to learn how often they agree. Having friends who share your interests, who reach back when you reach out, who look forward to seeing you every day and who can always be counted on to “be there”—the consistency and longevity of staff and student commitment to Stewart Home & School make life a joy!

To learn

We are so very blessed that we are a school! Every day we learn from our experiences! Whether in the classroom with intentional, progress oriented instruction or at activities, learning never stops. We are very proud to be the only school in the country for people with intellectual disabilities that has no upper age limit. Our oldest student is 89! We are excited to see students of all ages learning and growing and far exceeding even their own expectations. How great is that?!

To love

How can you help but to love an environment that is dedicated to the security and prosperity of its people? As we elect our mayor each year, candidates vie for the votes of their fellow students by speaking of the things they want to do, the places they want to go, and the goals they want to achieve. Learning to live together to help each other achieve these goals is our “pursuit of happiness” and has as its highest aim, the success of each student. It is not uncommon to hear “I love it here!” and when asked why, to hear it answered, “I just do!”

Latest News

Employee Spotlight – Michelle Penrod

Michelle D. Penrod was first hired 8/23/2010 as the Reading Teacher for the Academic Program.  She left in 10/26/2018, but then returned to us in 10/07/2020, this time as our Communication Development Teacher with the Pre-Academic Program. David Sellwood describes her well… ”Michelle does a great job with her classes, she has been doing monthly […]

Prom 2024 – Disco Fever

Every year Stewart Home and School has a prom. It’s a night of dancing with friends, dressing up, and having a good time. This year the prom theme was Stewart Home Fever. The decorations were done by our amazing recreation staff, and led by Jake Parritt. Together, they truly made a wonderful night for all […]

Summer Staff Introduction!

Kicking off this summer, Stewart Home and School has the honor of welcoming the 2024 summer staff positions. These span from recreation, residential, grounds crew, etc. My name is Josh Lumpkins and I am a marketing intern helping Myles Young and Michael Uber in IT. Come along with me as we meet our summer staff. […]

Employee Spotlight- Casey Mertz

Casey J. Mertz was hired on 9/15/2020. He interviewed here, after AJ Sears recruited him, and has been with the Grounds Crew ever since. Casey’s infectious smile and super friendly personality have quickly endeared him to the staff and students alike.  Casey loves to be outside, and he enjoys the crew he works with, too.  […]