The Gengras Center School

The Gengras Center School

Welcome to The Gengras Center School at University of Saint Joseph, a unique, state-approved, private special education facility.


The Gengras Center School serves elementary, middle and high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and related behavioral challenges from more than 50 Connecticut and southern Massachusetts towns. It provides:

  • A highly structured, intensive, self-contained program
  • Skill development in core academic areas
  • Functional application of skills in community living, work readiness, job training, social development and independent living

The Center also provides the University with an on-campus lab school, allowing USJ students to apply their knowledge in a real-life educational setting while fulfilling requirements for classes in areas such as Special Education, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Counseling and Nutrition.

Referrals to The Gengras Center School must be made by the local school district through the Planning and Placement Team process.

The Gengras Center School at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Visit The Gengras Center School website