Quick Facts

Year Founded: 1971, by Sister Helen Dowd, CSJ, and the Sisters of St. Joseph

Religious Affiliation: Nonsectarian, but a mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Number of Students: State of Connecticut licensed for up to 70 

Student:Staff Ratio: 5:1

Geographical Area Served: CT and MA

Admissions: Year Round

Campus Size: Four Acres

Teaching Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 100%

Classroom Teachers with Special Education Degrees: 100%

School Year: 180 Days

School Day: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-2:45 pm; Wednesday dismissal at 1:00.

Extended School Year:  IEA offers a five week summer program for students requiring an extended school year to maintain their level of functioning and prevent regression.

IEA provides programs for students diagnosed with: Autism, Developmental Delay, Dyslexia, Mild Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Visual or Hearing Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, TBI, Multiple Disabilities, and/or OHI-ADD/ADHD