Andre Program

At Saint Edmond’s Academy, we believe in educating the whole child.  We recognize that every student deserves the opportunity to learn in a way that sparks and fuels what is inside them. In other words, every student has their own uniqueness, and it is our job as educators to help them discover and develop their potential.

The Andre Program Team consists of the Principal, Andre coordinators, learning specialists and faculty. The Andre Program helps students with diagnosed mild learning differences in grades 4 through 8. Such diagnoses can include attention deficits, auditory processing, reading and math disabilities. The Andre Program uses a combination of in-school assessments, work samples, teacher and Andre staff observations, educational testing and/or educational plans from previous schools, and parent input to identify students for the Andre Program. The same criteria are used to develop an Action Plan. The Action Plan puts into place the accommodations and recommendations that help the student to succeed. Action Plans are unique to each student and designed to meet his individual needs, as well as to provide consistent communication to all who work with the student. 

The level of support a student receives through the Andre Program varies depending upon his needs. A fee-based program, the Andre Program offers support through small group meetings, enrichment programs, and after-school help. The Andre Staff also provides additional support to all students with a regular presence in the classroom setting. 

In order to be considered for the Andre Program at Saint Edmond's Academy, the following criteria must be met:

 - Current documentation within three years; may consist of psycho-educational evaluation, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or a 504 Plan
 - Classroom observation of student by Andre Program staff member
 - Meeting with Andre Team, family, and child 

If accepted into the Andre Program, the following criteria is required:

 - Signed contract outlining level of support within the Andre Program
 - Signed Action Plan detailing the educational accommodations based upon the student's individual diagnosed and documented special learning needs
 - Payment of Andre Program fee

Whether your son is in the program or not, it is important to remember that all students benefit from the differentiated instruction that we provide at Saint Edmond's Academy. Meeting the needs of our students is paramount. In his letter, Blessed Father Moreau went on to discuss the importance of educating the whole child and taught his teachers that "the mind would not be taught at the expense of the heart." This is what we do.


Contact Our Team

Mrs. Carin Ciampoli
Program Coordinator
302.475.5370 x200

Mr. Keith Blades
Learning Support Specialist

302.475.5370 x222

Mr. Dave Mattern
Learning Support Specialist
302.475.5370 x222

An Independent, Catholic Academy for Boys Grades JK-8 in the Holy Cross Tradition