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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 school year, and are excited to open in new space in Fairfield, CT this September while we continue to evaluate larger facilities, also in lower Fairfield County, that will allow us to expand. You can find out more about the kinds of students Cajal Academy is designed to serve here.

Our application process is a 3-step process, which is as quickly as possible:

  1. Phone call with our Head of School, Cheryl Viirand, to answer your questions and get an initial feel for whether our program would be a good fit for your child.

  2. Submit an application, together with $125 fee and all currently available evaluations.

  3. If we feel that our program may be a good fit, we will invite your child for an Interview Day. This will include a screening session with some of our therapeutic staff as well as a chance for your child to meet members of our team.

We will respond to you with an admissions decision as quickly as possible following your child’s interview. 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.



Our tuition fees are $65-80,000, which is at the low end of the tuition range for other private schools offering specialized instruction (a range that extends to $135,000). This covers highly-individualized instruction, as well as direct services and intensives by expert therapists in fields including occupational and physical therapy, dyslexia, speech and language, and soon we will add psychological counseling as well. 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.

These expenses may be tax deductible to some extent and under certain circumstances; please consult a qualified tax advisor. You may also be able to seek reimbursement from your school district. 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 646-283-1408.



Questions? Want more information before you apply?

Please send us a message here, or feel free to give us a call!


Our contact info:


303 Linwood Ave, Ste 1C, Fairfield, CT 06824