Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc.

  • Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an award-winning, nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education with a mission of teaching adults with cognitive disabilities and social disabilities to live independent and productive lives. Chapel Haven Schleifer Center has grown to serve more than 250 adults (18 years of age and older) in the residence and the community with three distinct programs; REACH, Asperger`s Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT), and Chapel Haven West (Tucson, AZ) In a new feature, adults with disabilities can also take classes online through Chapel Haven's new online learning portal, Chapel Haven Online. Learn more about that here:

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students205 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$70,000
Tuition NotesTuitions for our programs vary from $40,000 to $72,400
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorCatherine DeCarlo
Endowment Size$100 million


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Fit, Cycling, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross FitCycling,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Chapel Haven offers 3 comprehensive programs:
  • REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven: In the traditional REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven) program, based in New Haven, Conn., adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism live apartment-style in an intensive 24-month Residential Life Skills program on the Chapel Haven campus. They learn to negotiate all aspects of independent living while enjoying a state approved education program and a nationally accredited transitional living program. Upon graduation, 85% of our adults choose to continue living in the Chapel Haven community,  and receive continued supports from Chapel Haven.
  • Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program (ASAT)1040 Whalley Ave.New Haven, CT  06515www.chapelhaven.orgAdmissions Office: 203-397-1714, Ext. 185Email: The Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) Program at Chapel Haven is nationally renowned for guiding adults to live independent and productive lives. Chapel Haven`s ASAT Program serves a range of individuals, from those who are 18 and still completing their high school program to older adults who can benefit from our a la carte supports. Our program is highly flexible, caters to each individual`s specific means, and is guided by a curriculum divided into four major domains: Social communicative competency (SCC) learning to maintain relationships, problem-solve social communication breakdowns and consider the perspective of others. Independent living life skills, apartment living, managing a budget, mobility
  • Career and college supports 
  • Chapel Haven West - 1701 N. Park AvenueTucson, Arizona 85719 Phone: 1-877-824-9378 Email: Web: Information:Chapel Haven West opened in 2008 in Tucson, AZ and provides residential transition and lifelong supports for adults 18+ with autism spectrum disorders and related social disabilities. The program is a satellite of Chapel Haven, Inc., in New Haven, Conn., founded in 1972 by parents and dedicated to providing lifelong supports for adults with cognitive and social disabilities. Chapel Haven`s other two programs are based in New Haven, CT. Chapel Haven West is a transition program that focuses in four key areas: independent living, self-determination, college/vocation and social communication skills. Students live in an apartment complex within walking distance a few blocks from the University of Arizona. They learn apartment management skills along with cooking, budgeting, grocery shopping and doing laundry. The program`s close proximity to the University of Arizona provides a rich array of benefits for Chapel Haven West students, including classes, involvement in the university`s state-of-the-art SALT Center and job shadowing opportunities. 

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