Special Education

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33

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.

Espirito Santo:

•  We will work with families to create an Espirito Santo Success Plan individually tailored for your student
•   Full Time Aide in Pre-K through Grade 2.
•   Speech and Language services for students on active IEP’s
•   Our Special Education Teacher works to support students inside and outside of the classroom
•   Dyslexia Screening for all students in Kindergarten.

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 needs
•   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.

Title I Services/Tutoring

Espirito Santo School continues to expand our Title I program in order to offer further assistance to students outside of the classroom. Our staff is able to provide guidance to primary teachers with helping students achieve their academic goals. Also, outside of the school day, these educators providing tutoring and homework assistance during  our after-school program.

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