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Welcome to Saint Catherine Academy

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Saint Catherine Academy is a state-approved, private special education school in Fairfield, Connecticut, serving students of all faiths who are impacted with autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

The Academy offers an alternative education for students ages 5-22 who are emotionally and behaviorally sound and available for learning, but currently unable to thrive in an inclusive setting. Our facility is intentionally designed to help students transition to an environment that encourages greater independence.

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Calendar and Events

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Dec
Board of Directors Meeting
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Dec
Saint Catherine Academy Christmas Pageant
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Dec
Christmas Break

In the News

“They Have Gifts to Give Us”: Special Needs Mass Celebration
Helen Burland
Nov 09, 2021

“They Have Gifts to Give Us”: Special Needs Mass Celebration

Sunday, November 7, 2021, was a special day for six young people from the Diocese as they celebrated their first sacraments at the annual Mass Celebrating People with Special Needs, hosted by Saint Catherine Center. View photos Melissa LaFontant, a …

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Glad to be Back: A New School Year Begins
Helen Burland
Sep 13, 2021

Glad to be Back: A New School Year Begins

Our students and staff returned to school with great energy and enthusiasm. The first two weeks have been spent refreshing skills and getting reacquainted. The overall consensus is that “it’s great to be back!” View the slideshow! We welcomed a …

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Turning What You Love into Learning
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May 11, 2021

Turning What You Love into Learning

When Connor first arrived at the Academy in September, his alphabet puzzle arrived with him. Having the familiar letters nearby and repeating them frequently was a way for Connor, who has autism, to feel comfortable in a new situation. “The …

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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

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