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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

16
Feb
Winter Recess
Academy closed Thurs-Mon, Feb. 16-20
14
Mar
Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
17
Mar
Professional Development
No school

In the News

The Christmas Spirit Continues
Helen Burland
Jan 10, 2023

The Christmas Spirit Continues

After our annual Christmas Pageant in December was canceled due to bad weather, we rechanneled our Christmas spirit and presented “A Holy Night” on January 6th as a celebration of Three Kings Day. The students had rehearsed for several weeks …

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Decorating the Tree
Helen Burland
Dec 09, 2022

Decorating the Tree

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Each year we have the privilege of visiting the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven, where we spend the morning decorating a tree with handmade ornaments we created in Art …

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Hatching the Chicks
Helen Burland
Jul 14, 2022

Hatching the Chicks

After reading an article about the lifecycle of chickens, Joanne LaPorta, a teacher at Saint Catherine Academy, wondered whether it might be possible to hatch some live chicks in the classroom. She found a local organization, Rent The Chicken, that …

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