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Cajal Academy opens to a limited number of new students in fall, 2019 - apply today to join us!
Thank you for your interest in Cajal Academy!
Cajal Academy is accepting applications now on a rolling basis for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. For the 2019-20 school year, we are accepting only a small cohort of applicants in grades K-6, affording each student an extremely high level of contact and facilitating weekly field work offering a high level of engagement through community-based learning opportunities.
Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, we will accept a broader cohort of applicants going through grades K-12, in a larger space in lower Fairfield County. Admission decisions are made based on a variety of factors, including the suitability of our program for meeting your child’s needs and balancing an appropriate mix of needs, ages and abilities within our program. Cajal Academy is an avowedly inclusive community, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability.
Our application process is a 3-step process, designed to evaluate whether Cajal Academy is a fit for your child as quickly as possible:
Our tuition fees are $65-80,000, depending on the programming needs of the child. This covers highly-individualized instruction, as well as direct services and intensives by expert therapists in fields including occupational and physical therapy, speech and language, psychology, neuropsychology, child development, the arts and more. Our intention is to integrate the full therapeutic and educational needs of a child into the school day, so that they are free to “be kids” once the day is done.
You may be able to seek reimbursement from your school district. These expenses may also be tax deductible to some extent, depending on your child’s diagnosis; please consult a qualified tax advisor. We are unable to advise on these matters and strongly urge any applicants for whom this is of interest to consult with an attorney about your particular circumstances.
You can learn more about these matters and find attorneys specializing in special education from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. In the future, we are committed to developing a financial aid fund that can be used to subsidize the costs of this education.
School districts interested in finding out about potential outplacement opportunities for a student may contact our Head of School directly, at (203) 244-6575.
Questions? Want more information before you apply?
Please send us a message, or use the form below to request a phone call with our Head of School to find out more about our program and explore whether Cajal Academy might be a good fit for your child: