The school at the Catholic Charities Education Center is a non-public day school for children ages 6 – 22 with disabilities. We specialize in serving students with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injuries. We utilize a small classroom, team-based approach, where we have no more than seven students per class and no less than three staff members per class. We support our students holistically, through behavioral and social emotional counseling and support, serious academic intervention focusing on mathematics and reading, internships that focus on employment and vocational skills, and physical education that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Our students receive a different type of education here, which prepares them for a lifetime of learning.
Our mission is to develop students with disabilities with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to self-advocate for themselves. We stress the total development of each student: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. Moreover, we seek to encourage post-secondary education, post-school employment, and endless possibilities of living a life with purpose and passion.