At Diocese Fall River Catholic Schools, we endeavor to provide all students equitable experiences that engage each student in high-quality learning and teaching through rigorous, standards-aligned core instruction.
If we strengthen teaching and learning by promoting equity and building educators’ instructional skills to help promote student success, all students will achieve growth and be academically successful. As such, we must do everything in our power to open our hearts and our doors to families of children with learning differences. In order to do that, we must provide the resources and professional development to our teachers to ensure that these students can excel and thrive in our Catholic school communities.
We at the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools believe that:
- All children can learn.
- Not all students are going to learn the same way on any given day.
- Students have different styles of learning.
- It is not important how smart they are, but how they are smart.
- Abilities and talents can be developed, formed, and grow.
- There are means and strategies that can be integrated into a regular classroom to educate exceptional students.
If the Catholic school leader believes their school has the resources your student needs through specialized support for learning acquisition, the Catholic school will accept your student. If you require additional information regarding educating students with exceptional needs, please feel free to contact Vin Mancuso, Assistant Superintendent, by email or phone at (508) 687-7301.
Attleboro / Mansfield
- St. Mary-Sacred Heart School
- St. John the Evangelist School
- St. Mary Catholic School
- Bishop Feehan High School
"We believe the Catholic school setting is the perfect catalyst for meeting the unique needs of students who learn differently as we provide the tools that are necessary for developing lifelong skills that lead to academic success."Kerry Peroni, President / Founder, The S.E.A.L. Foundation
"Mrs. Lauren Post is a shining star at St. Mary Catholic School. Schools need the best teachers working with the students who struggle the most. She incorporates discussion of matters of faith while building the skills her reading students need. Mrs. Post models kindness and patience in every circumstance…all while digging into the diverse struggles of her students. Dyslexia, Autusm, ADHD…. No matter their challenge, she meets the children where they are. Lauren cares deeply about her students’ academic progress, but never to the exclusion of fostering virtue. Seamlessly, she manages both on a daily basis with every student."Katie Klements, parent, St. Mary Catholic School
"Inclusion calls us to provide access and integration into the sacramental, formational, educational, pastoral, ministerial, and communal life of the Church, offering accommodations when needed to enable the person with the disability to achieve the fullest measure of personal participation."National Catholic Partnership on Disability - September 2018