Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an award-winning, nationally accredited transitional living program and approved private special education school with a mission of empowering adults (18+) with cognitive and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. Our comprehensive, individualized residential programs located in New Haven, Connecticut provide learning in practical academics, job development, life skills, apartment living, social communicative competence, recreation and help with college. Students may then transition into a community apartment with lifelong support services and a continuing education component. We also offer structured day programs, recreation programs, vocational training and a host of other options, both for graduates of our residential programs and for those outside of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center community who are seeking services. A new addition to our Chapel Haven curriculum is Chapel Haven Online, composed of virtual classes and social opportunities - enroll at: www.chapelhaven.org/chapel-haven-online. For more information about Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, contact us at admission@chapelhaven.org or visit our website: http://chapelhaven.org.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 12
  • Students: 205 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
205 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuitions for our programs vary from $40,000 to $72,400
% on Financial Aid
10%
Admissions Director
Catherine DeCarlo
Admissions Associate
Christy Chandler
Endowment Size
$100 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, Book Club, Mindfulness Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Special Olympics

School Notes

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center offers comprehensive, individualized residential programs:
  • REACH (Residential Education at Chapel Haven) - The REACH program, based in New Haven, Connecticut, serves adults 18+ with mild developmental disabilities and autism. Adults live in apartment-style residences on the Chapel Haven campus and participate in an intensive 24-month life skills program. Adults learn to negotiate all aspects of independent living, learn from a functional academic curriculum, determine career and vocational goals, participate in recreation with friends, develop social communicative competency and improve health and wellness. Upon graduation, 85% of adults choose to continue living in the Chapel Haven Scleifer Center community and receive continued a la carte supports through the Supported Living Program.
  • ASAT (Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition Program) - The ASAT program, based in New Haven, Connecticut, is nationally renowned for guiding adults to live independent and productive lives. This program serves a range of individuals, from those who are 18 and still completing high school to older adults who could benefit from a la carte supports. The ASAT program is highly flexible, caters to each individual`s specific needs and is guided by a curriculum which focuses on social communicative competency, self-determination, independent living skills and supports for college and employment.
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center also offer structured day programs, recreation programs, vocational training and a host of other options, both for graduates of our residential programs and for those outside of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center community who are seeking services. A new addition to our Chapel Haven curriculum is Chapel Haven Online, composed of virtual classes and social opportunities - enroll at: www.chapelhaven.org/chapel-haven-online.

Visit the Chapel Haven website to explore the details of our various programs and offerings: www.chapelhaven.org.

For more information or questions, contact:

Christy Chandler, Director of Admissions
admission@chapelhaven.org
(203) 397-1714 x185

Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, Vice President of Admissions & Marketing
cdecarlo@chapelhaven.org
(203) 397-1714 x148
Profile last updated: 02/09/2021

School Reviews

Endorse Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

SAT Prep
SAT Prep
SAT test prep takes time to do properly. We explore some of your options here.
Understanding Private School Tuition
Understanding Private School Tuition
We look at why tuition costs vary so widely from school to school.
Books About Private School
Books About Private School
What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 12
  • Students: 205 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $70,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in New Haven, CT is $26,028 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links