Learn. Grow. Belong. For over 50 years, St. Michael School has been educating students with special needs. The tremendous success of the program can be attributed to the expertise of a faculty trained in special education. Curriculum includes religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, technology, creative arts, culinary, independent living, community integration, industrial arts, music and job training. Extracurricular activities include speech therapy, music therapy, adaptive physical education, English bell choir, clubs, student council, sports, and cheerleading. A unique element of a St. Michael education is the opportunity to form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Joining the St. Michael family gives students and parents a chance to Learn, Grow, and Belong together.


St. Michael Special School, fully accredited under the AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offers three programs designed to help learners of all ages and abilities discover their strengths and reach their potential:

Students ages 6-15 are enrolled in the Elementary Department with emphasis on basic academic subjects geared to the individual learning styles and cognitive levels of each student.

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Young adults ages 16-21 are enrolled in the Vocational Training Program which addresses functional applied academics and vocational skills, with an emphasis on independent living skills.

Young adults ages 18-25 can enroll in our Exploration Academy job training program, which partners with local businesses to offer job coaches and job placement.

St. Michael graduates ages 22 and older can enroll in the Joy Center Program which offers a sheltered activity center where students engage in continued skill development and socialization through a variety of activities, including the popular Mardi Gras bead recycling fundraiser.

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Special thanks to the many benefactors who have additional events throughout the year to help raise money to educate these special students. Tuition only covers a portion of the cost.

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St. Michael Special School provides a Catholic environment where students with special educational needs are able to grow in faith and reach their full potential — academically, socially and physically.

(504) 524-7285
1522 Chippewa Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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