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.

Our Mission

 Saint Katherine Day School provides an Individualized Special Education in a Catholic environment for children and young adults with developmental delays or cognitive disabilities.  Students are guided toward the fulfillment of their highest potential.
~We teach and live the Catholic Faith.
~We empower our students to express the love and respect they receive.
~We help students connect with the world.  

~We challenge each student to develop his/her abilities and strengths.
~We promote personal physical wellness.
~We lead students and families to service for lifelong support.

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