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Education

 

There are four Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia: Saint Katherine Day School, Saint Lucy’s Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf and Our Lady of Confidence Day School.

St. Lucy’s

“ I graduated from St. Lucy’s in 2002 and I went on to pursue my high school and college education. This year I started working at St. Lucy’s as a teaching assistant with braille instruction and adaptive technology. I love being back at St. Lucy’s! I can relate to the kids because I have been in their shoes, I know their struggles from a personal level because I’ve experienced vision loss. Without the Catholic Charities Appeal, I don’t know if St. Lucy’s would be able to provide the services they do now – I KNOW I WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FLOURISH THE WAY I HAVE WITHOUT HAVING THE F OUNDATION ST. LUCY’S GAVE ME.

– Clare Westlund, St. Lucy’s Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Teaching Assistant

There are four Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia: Saint Katherine Day School, Saint Lucy’s Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf and Our Lady of Confidence Day School.

The cost to educate one of our children, out of pocket, would be almost $20,000, which is something as a Catholic school teacher and a cook, we could never afford, so without the help of the Catholic Charities Appeal, Ella would not be here.

Our Lady of Confidence

“Every morning our 6 year old daughter, Ella, is excited to go to Our Lady of Confidence Day School (OLC). I think what we like best about OLC is that it’s a Catholic education, first and foremost. Ella is getting a well-rounded education - she’s learning to read, do math, she learns about God, she’s learning her prayers. She also has gym, computer and music classes. At OLC, Ella gets, what every other child in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gets, in a more loving setting, and a smaller setting. THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL IS A BIG SUPPORTER OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

– Chrissy & Kevin Nichol, OLC parents

The cost to educate one of our children, out of pocket, would be almost $20,000, which is something as a Catholic school teacher and a cook, we could never afford, so without the help of the Catholic Charities Appeal, Ella would not be here.