Foundations for Life

The Connecticut Transition Academy at Deep River provides high-quality educational experiences to students of all ages and abilities. We are a private, co-educational, state-approved, special education school. In addition to academics, we offer supportive language-based intervention, extended day programming, summer enrichment experiences, job skills training and placement, and a supportive environment for personal and social growth.

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Our Mission

We deliver cutting-edge programs. Our tailored services give young people a better school experience through strengths-based instruction, restorative practices, meaningful relationships and renewed opportunity. We emphasize respect, responsibility, creativity and caring.

Our Educators

Our dedicated staff are here to help students learn and grow in a positive environment to help them achieve their full potential.


The Connecticut Transition Academy at Deep River offers individualized learning experiences in an inspiring setting.

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