The Connecticut Coastal Academy helps students grow personally while gaining real-world experience and developing essential living skills.

Areas of instruction include project management; meal planning and preparation; financial/resource management; building and maintaining relationships; coping strategies and self-care; managing health and wellness; and other practical life knowledge.

Our goal is to help young people understand how they can make a meaningful contribution in their jobs, social circles and communities. In areas ranging from carpentry to videography and graphic design, our students practice and develop creative approaches to problem-solving, and learn how to weave recreation and wellness into the fabric of daily life and purpose.

We ensure that our students transition into the real world – a world in which they know how to communicate, navigate and achieve.