Recognized as a NASET School of Excellence, St. Michael Special School is a leader in Special Education, providing a Catholic environment where students with special educational needs are able to grow in faith and reach their full potential – academically, socially, and physically. Technology rich programs are designed to educate students age six through adulthood with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities. The school provides for the development of the whole child through purposeful academics, a wide range of elective opportunities, and numerous social events. A unique element of a St. Michael education is the opportunity to form meaningful, life-long friendships. The school is accredited by Cognia and approved by LDOE.
Purposeful academics is geared to individual needs in an environment where every child participates in a variety of meaningful activities. Interpersonal skills and social responsibility are consistently reinforced. Extracurricular activities include speech therapy, music therapy, adaptive physical education, 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 ensures our students are able to reach their full potential. 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.