St. Catherine Academy is a private state-approved school of the Diocese of Bridgeport serving children with developmental disabilities, including those with autism, intellectual and multiple disabilities. The school was established in 1999 as a fulltime day school for students who would benefit from a functional academic, social and life skills curriculumin addition to developing academic skills. The school educates students ages 5-21 who are emotionally sound, motivated to learn but unable to thrive in an inclusive setting.
A functional academic curriculum is coupled with instruction in daily living, social and vocational skills. Related services in physical, speech/language or occupational therapy are provided according to each students' Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Art, music, dance and physical education are also part of the curriulum. St. Catherine Academy provides a stimulating learning community where students develop their potential in all areas of development. The Academy’s program is ungraded and children are accepted by referral from school districts or parent placement. All professional staff holds appropriate Connecticut certificates or licenses. The student to staff ratio is 2:1.
Conveniently located in Fairfield, CT, our facility features classrooms equipped with the latest technology; comprehensive service ability for speech, occupational and physical therapy; gymnasium; vocational center and life skills apartment.
St. Catherine Academy accepts referrals from parents and local public school districts.
Saint Catherine Academy is a faith-based, state approved, private special education school in Fairfield County, serving students with developmental disabilities including those with autism, intellectual or multiple disabilities. Our relationship-based, multidisciplinary curriculum is structured with high expectations, tailored to each student, fostering academic growth, interpersonal competencies, independent living and vocational skills. Our facility is intentionally designed to help students transition from former environments to one that encourages greater independence. In our nurturing learning community, students develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence while acquiring the necessary skills to reach their potential for independent living.