Every child – regardless of ability - deserves the opportunity to succeed in reaching God’s plan for their life. A special child deserves a special place to learn and grow.
The Diocese offers three special learning centers designed for a student with intellectual, developmental or learning disabilities that require more than the support available in the traditional classroom.
- St. Joseph Center for Special Learning
- Mercy School for Special Learning
- John Paul II Center for Special Learning
These centers are dynamic places that are vibrant centers of learning and development with meaningful supports in reading, math, religion, self-help, social skills, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, adapted physical education, music and art therapy. Technology is included throughout the curriculum and personalized to the individual students' needs.
These unique schools are committed to provide service for students with disabilities to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally. Services are designed through individualized instruction and integration into the community, classroom, and church.
A student must be evaluated and identified as having a disability and in need of specially designed instructional strategies by a Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE). Each Diocesan school provides students with disabilities a variety of types and levels of supports. Please contact the Deputy Superintendent for further information on registration and admission.