About the Academy

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 educates students ages 5-21 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.

When expectations are high, students grow academically and interpersonally, as well as independent living and vocational skills.

Our multi-disciplinary program is:

• individualized
• highly-structured
• relationship-based.

Saint Catherine Academy provides a stimulating learning community. Students develop their potential in all areas:

• positive self-esteem
• self-confidence
• skills to reach their potential for independent living or a return to a mainstream environment.

The Academy is part of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs,
which serves as the centralized resource for people with disabilities in the Diocese.