Admissions Welcome

Dear Prospective Students and Families,

Thank you for your interest in Saint Catherine Academy! As you get to know the students and teachers here, I think you will agree that the Academy is a very special school. Our students are respected and recognized for their individual needs and talents. Working with you in a nurturing environment, we aim to develop those academic, social, living, and vocational skills that will lead to the highest level of independence.

Our students come from Fairfield and New Haven counties and benefit from the small classes focused on both academic and functional learning objectives. We have students who are placed by their school districts, as well as students who have been placed by their parents. For these students, need-based tuition assistance is available.

Visiting is the best way to learn about our program. Please call us at 203-540-5381 or use the contact form to make an appointment.

We look forward to working with you.

Regards,

Eric Spencer
Director of Education

Admissions Process

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
Saint Catherine Academy enrolls students, ages 5 to 21, whose cognitive ability level indicates the need for a functional academic and life skills program. Students who are emotionally sound, motivated to learn, and able to function in small groups—yet are unable to thrive in an inclusive setting—are eligible for consideration. Students may be referred by parents seeking an alternative, or by a school district seeking an external placement.
HOW TO APPLY
  1. Schedule a visit. Parents and school district personnel are encouraged to visit school. Call the Center at 203-540-5381 to schedule a tour.
  2. Submit an application. Please include a current IEP and any psycho-social testing results; reports from classroom teachers, speech, occupational or physical therapists; and a current health record. Download the admissions application here.
  3. Schedule a student visit. The prospective student will spend half a day with our students and staff to assess the appropriateness of the placement.

Saint Catherine Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national/ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions practices, or need-based tuition assistance.

Acceptance is on a rolling admission basis. Students may be accepted to Saint Catherine Academy throughout the school year as space allows.

Admission decisions are made independent of financial need. Once a student is admitted, parents may request an application of tuition assistance. This process is for parent-placed students only.

Important Forms

Admissions Application Form (PDF)

Note: Please include a current IEP and any psycho-social testing results; reports from classroom teachers, speech, occupational or physical therapists; and a current health record.