The Academy at Mount Saint John is a Clinical Day School approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education as a Private Special Education Program. The school is situated on 80+ acres of a picturesque college-like campus overlooking the Connecticut River. We utilize a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care, including the coordination of cognitive, emotional, physical, social, vocational, and spiritual development.

The Academy serves adolescent boys and young men ages 11-21 of all faiths, races, and ethnic backgrounds referred privately or by their local school districts due to behavioral, emotional, and educational challenges requiring specialized education and behavioral health support. Our school offers classes on the middle school and high school level.

The Transition Academy at Mount Saint John offers:

  • Individualized educational program with high academic rigor
  • Small class instructional environment
  • Flexible scheduling; partial day, full and extended day and year
  • Credit recovery; individual tutoring
  • Competency based curriculum and assessment aligned with the common core
  • Diagnostic Placements
  • Alternative placements for expelled youth
  • Certified teacher and behavior support counselor in every classroom/vocational area
  • Individualized instruction, independent living skills, and transition assessments
  • Paid vocational training and job placement
  • Report card and IEP updates quarterly diagnostic placements
  • Monitored school attendance and weekly progress monitoring