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Saint Katherine School is a special education school that serves students aged 4 and a half  to 21 years old, with an I.Q. below 70. The main campus, located in Wynnewood, offers a program for students with multiple impairments, as well as a life skills program, which includes functional academics. The high school program, located in Radnor at Archbishop John Carroll High School, offers a life skills program including functional academics and vocational training. All teachers are highly qualified and continue to attend workshops and conferences that broaden and enrich their teaching techniques. Each classroom has a teacher assistant on a daily basis.  We have part time speech, occupational and physical therapists.

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Our Mission

Saint Katherine School is a Roman Catholic diocesan school that assists students with special needs in helping the student reach his/her fullest potential in academic, social, vocational, and spiritual domains.


Principal’s Message

Saint Katherine Day School opened in 1953. We were the first day school for special needs students in the United States and the first of its kind in Philadelphia. Saint Katherine Day School strives to meet the unique needs of a diverse student population. We are the only Archdiocesan school that provides a school program for students with multiple impairments. We choose to use our school resources to meet this need because of our deep belief and respect for the dignity of all God’s people.