what we offer

Our Teachers, administrators, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of every child and adult ages 4 – 21 at St. Joseph Center For Special Learning.small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

Who
We Are

We offer speical learning programs for students ages 4 – 21. St. Joseph Center For Special Learning is sponsored by the Office of Education, and offer academic, social, religious, and pre-vocational instructions to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Schuylkill and surronding counties,


our mission

To embrace the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life. St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, Inc. is called and committed to serve each child and adult with special needs.

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

we promise
  • To address the emotional needs of each person
  • To maintain a Christ-centered atmosphere
  • To provide individual instruction and support plans
  • To encourage a partnership between home and school
  • To meet occupational, physical and sensory needs
  • To promote a caring and respectful environment
  • To develop life, community and vocational skills
About us
why st. joseph center

Our curriculum is determined by the individual needs of the student body and with an average student/teacher ratio of 7 to 1, each child gets the attention they deserve. Our school currently serves students of various ages, religious beliefs, ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Conductive Educationprogram

Conductive Education is a comprehensive, intensive, and multi-disciplinary approach to education, training and development for individuals with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other motor challenges. St. Joseph Center for Special Learning is one of only 47 centers, nationwide, and the only one in the northeastern United States, to offer this state-of-the-art program.Read More

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School Ageprogram

A regular schedule for Masses and religious services is provided that actively celebrates the seasons and themes of the liturgical year. Direct catechetical instruction appropriate to the cognitive and developmental levels of each student is provided. The school community gathers daily for Morning Prayer with sacramental preparation provided for Catholic students.Read More

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Vocational Trainingprogram

At St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, we offer Vocational Training in our PAES lab where students utilize a simulated work environment to explore vocations.  The lab uses office equipment, kitchen appliances and utensils, and carpentry tools to provide students hands-on experience to help them learn a skill or trade.Read More

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Adult Dayprogram

Our Adult Day Program is a state licensed Community Habilitation Program open to individuals age 21 and over who, due to functional level, are unable to join the workforce. Each program participant is provided daily opportunities to expand their knowledge-base and smile, as they enjoy their interactions with peers.Read More

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