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St. Michael Special School


Since 1965, St. Michael Special School has educated students age six through adulthood with intellectual and developmental disabilities (i.e. those with mild to moderate disabilities, including autism, ADHD, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, and other health impaired). The curriculum includes religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, computer, creative arts, culinary science, vocational training, independent living, community integration, industrial arts, physical education, and music. The school is unique in that it provides for the development of the whole child—academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually—regardless of his or her disability. Purposeful academics are tailored to individual needs in an environment where every child participates in a variety of meaningful activities. Interpersonal skills and social responsibility are consistently reinforced throughout programming.

Our programming in partnership with on campus services of ABA, APE, OT, PT and speech therapies help families and teachers create a team that supports each student. Extracurricular and co-curricular activities include club participation based on interest, student council, sports, cheerleading, and various inclusive activities with respective peer groups.

A small teacher-pupil ratio, faculty trained in special education, and the use of specialized techniques provides opportunities for our students’ achievement and success.  This balanced program in which all students participate provides for the optimum growth of the child and reflects the Sacred Mission of St. Michael Special School to provide a Catholic environment where students with developmental disabilities are able to grow in faith and reach their full potential academically, socially, and physically.