Special Education

Featuring the Pathways Approach Program

Through our partnership with The S.E.A.L. Foundation, Espirito Santo offers a state-of-the-art special education program through the implementation of the Pathways Approach Program, which ensures students with learning differences can thrive, achieve and succeed. Through the Pathways Approach Program, students with learning differences have full access to a Catholic education with the accommodations and modifications needed to support their unique learning profile.


The Pathways Approach Program provides:

  On site special education teachers
  Access to Orton Gillingham trained teachers
  Understanding of learning differences through professional development for all school staff
  IEP and Accommodation Plan development and implementation
  Classroom accommodations and modifications of the curriculum tailored to student need
  Differentiation to meet the needs of all learners

The Pathways Approach welcomes students with dyslexia, high functioning autism, executive functioning, dysgraphia, language processing or written expression differences, dyscalculia (Math), and non-verbal learning differences. We help capable students who need to have specialized support for learning acquisition.

The Pathways Approach Program does not at this time have the resources to help students with oppositional defiant disorder, personality or psychotic disorders, or very complex learning profiles.

Students in the Pathways Approach Program will receive direct services and support from special education teachers either one-on-one or in small groups.  Students will be fully integrated into the academic and co-curricular life of the school. Our special education teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that each child receives the instruction, accommodations and modifications that they need to reach their potential.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please email Principal Andrew Raposo or call 508-672-2229.