ARCHDIOCESAN SCHOOLS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TO HOST VIRTUAL PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Wednesday, May 12th

The Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education (SOSE) will host a virtual parent information night.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This session will provide families with an opportunity to meet Dr. Danielle Heeney, Director of Special Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Dr. Heeney assumed her new position in early April 2021 and will work directly with the three SOSE. They include Our Lady of Confidence School Saint David Parish Site in Willow Grove (Montgomery County); and Our Lady of Confidence School High School Program currently located in Wyncote (Montgomery County); Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments in Juniata Park (Philadelphia); Saint Katherine School Main Campus in Wynnewood (Montgomery County) and Saint Katherine School High School Program in Radnor (Delaware County). In addition, she will coordinate special education services in Archdiocesan high schools throughout the five-county region.

The meeting will also provide interested families the chance to meet the principals of the three schools virtually and to learn how SOSEs meet the needs of students with sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairments as well as those on the autism spectrum within the context of Catholic values.

Ms. Katie Bier, principal of Our Lady of Confidence School Saint David Parish Site in Willow Grove (Montgomery County); and  Our Lady of Confidence School High School Program in Wyncote (Montgomery County); Sister Lisa Lettiere, I.H.M., principal, Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments in Juniata Park (Philadelphia County); Ms. Lauren Bell, M.S., principal of Saint Katherine School Main Campus in Wynnewood (Montgomery County); and Saint Katherine School High School Program in Radnor (Delaware County) will participate in the virtual gathering.

The Our Lady of Confidence High School Program is moving to the campus of Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster (Bucks County) as of the 2021-2022 academic year.

To register for the Virtual Parent Information Night, please click here.

Background Information on the Three Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education:

Our Lady of Confidence School opened its doors in 1954. The school’s mission is to facilitate the complete development of students with intellectual disabilities to their fullest potential, spiritually, intellectually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. For more information about Our Lady of Confidence, please visit ourladyofconfidence.org/

Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments was founded in 1955. Saint Lucy’s educates students who need vision support in order to access academic curriculum.  It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and School Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools.  For more information about Saint Lucy’s, please visit stl.ocephila.org/

Saint Katherine School opened in 1953. Saint Katherine’s offers a life skills program for students diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability, Autism, or Multiple Disability with ages ranging from 4 ½ to 21 years old. For more information about Saint Katherine School, please visit stkatherinedayschool.org/.

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