Welcome to the Catholic Academy of New Haven

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Whether we have had the great pleasure of teaching your child at St. Aedan-St. Brendan School or if you are just joining our school family, I warmly welcome you to the Catholic Academy of New Haven!

As Principal of the Academy, I want to share with you all of the wonderful opportunities that your child will have in this exciting transformation.  Our main goal is to provide your child with a forward-thinking, innovative, faith-filled, and challenging educational experience.  We will take great care of your child to help them develop a deep faith within a values based environment.  We want them to be both compassionate and caring while also fully confident in their academic endeavors.

The Catholic Academy of New Haven will utilize a STREAM educational model.  The STREAM model is endorsed by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and focuses on teaching across disciplines and blending technologically advanced strategies with traditional curriculum.  Project based instruction will help students develop problem solving skills, collaboration, research abilities, persistence, and critical thinking—all of which are the most sought after skills in the 21st Century workforce.  Careers in the STREAM areas are growing exponentially and will become the critical jobs of the future.   We want our students to be ready for any opportunity they choose to pursue!

Highly trained and educated faculty will lead students to explore, analyze and create in all subject areas to ensure that each child is challenged at his/her own rate.  Woven throughout all of the lessons will be evidence of our strong faith foundation, guiding the students to develop their relationship with God while respecting the dignity of every person.

We will not be losing the traditions and strong beliefs of St. Aedan-St. Brendan.  We will be adding to our community by growing, changing and elevating our tradition of academic excellence.  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Catholic Academy of New Haven and invite you to join with us on this dynamic and inspiring journey.  Your child’s success is at the heart of it all!


Taryn Duncan


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