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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

17
May
Board of Directors Meeting
30
May
Memorial Day
Center closed
20
Jun
Last Day of School (half-day)
Dismissal at noon

In the News

Knowing They are Loved: Faith in Their Lives
Helen Burland
May 02, 2022

Knowing They are Loved: Faith in Their Lives

Every Friday during Prayer Service at Saint Catherine Academy, Philip offers a litany of intercessions, praying for his family, classmates, teachers, and individuals he knows who are sick or struggling. He even prays for Cobalt, his pet parakeet that passed …

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Movement Toward Independence
Helen Burland
Mar 17, 2022

Movement Toward Independence

“Spread, spread. Cut, cut,” Nyah prompts herself as she prepares two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each morning in the kitchen with Kim Stevens, one of the teaching assistants at Saint Catherine Academy. With each step in the process, Nyah …

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A Dream is Launched: Building For the Future Campaign Goal is Met
Helen Burland
Jan 27, 2022

A Dream is Launched: Building For the Future Campaign Goal is Met

As 2022 begins we are elated to announce that the $5M goal for the Building For the Future Campaign has been met. “Our families and friends came together to make this happen,” said Helen Burland, Executive Director. “They recognize how …

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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

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