Specialized Learning Program
St. Francis of Assisi School in St. Albans offers a Specialized Learning Program for students of all faiths and gives them an opportunity to learn about God’s love while getting individualized special education services.
The program supports students with down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities and attention deficits. It employs an innovative approach to instruction by offering students varying levels of services based on their needs. As educators, we are aware that children learn differently, and each one has a preferred learning style. St. Francis is the only Catholic Schools across the state to offer this program to students.
The program’s lead teacher, Mrs. Maria Forrester has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is multi-categorical and autism certified. She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which is a multi-sensory teaching approach designed to help students with reading difficulties.
Applications for next year’s enrollment are currently being accepted. Please call the school office at (304) 727-5690 to make an appointment.