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Hope Academy is a private Special Education program approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education that serves students in grades 1-12 who have not met with success in a traditional academic setting. A transition program is also offered for students between the ages of 18-21 who require functional academic, post-secondary, employment, and/or independent living services. Hope Academy provides a supportive, therapeutic learning environment for students with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Emotional Impairments such as Anxiety Disorders.

Using a strengths-based, student-centered approach, we individualize each student’s services to match his or her learning profile. Each student at Hope Academy receives individual or small-group instruction aligned with Connecticut Common Core Standards as well as targeted intervention using specialized methodologies when appropriate. Emphasis is placed on college and career readiness and the development of executive functioning skills. Daily access to social emotional learning and regular opportunities to practice self-regulation skills are embedded into the school-wide system of positive behavior supports.

Hope Academy welcomes inquiries and referrals from parents, school districts and community agencies. Our highly qualified team is dedicated to working collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each student we serve.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the whole child. Because every child deserves a little HOPE…

Our Vision

At HOPE Academy, we strive to enable every student to reach his or her potential. We seek to recognize the individual strengths and needs of each student in order to foster social, emotional and academic growth. We commit to partnering with families, school districts and local organizations to create a collaborative community geared towards the success of our students.