Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
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Introduction by
Angela Pohlen, Executive Director

Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
63 Pequonnock Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604


Angela Pohlen
Executive Director

Angela Mantero
Enrollment Coordinator | Tuition Assistance


Thank you for your interest in the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport. We are one school comprising four campuses conveniently nestled throughout the city of Bridgeport, and we are proud of what we have to offer your family. We are committed to teaching the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Whether you are exploring our school because you want your child to have a faith-based education, a safe learning environment, the strong academic advantage that is the earmark of a Catholic education, or a combination of all three – you will find a home here.
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Our inclusive Catholic learning community is one of our greatest strengths. With 60% Roman Catholic and 40% non-Catholic students enrolled across all four campuses, our community represents the diversity that is Bridgeport, and all cultures and faiths are welcome and celebrated here. Students attend Mass regularly, and they are given the social-emotional learning tools to help them navigate their days both at school and at home. Through daily religion classes, regular service projects, and extra-curricular offerings, students are taught that each individual is valued and unique, and encouraged to develop their own God-given gifts to contribute to a more cooperative and just world.

Following the tradition that has made Catholic schools stand out for decades, our students are extremely well-prepared for the classroom. We operate under the firm belief that every child can learn. Each year of their time here, your child is assured to have a highly skilled and dedicated teacher to provide the balance of challenge and support that meets their individual needs and keeps them moving forward. In 2019 our Academy completed a rigorous accreditation process through the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), passing each standard to receive an unreserved 10 Year Accreditation certificate, being lauded by the Commission on Independent Schools as “a beacon of hope in the city of Bridgeport”. The statistics speak for themselves: 100% of our graduating 8th graders move on to the best Catholic and private non-Catholic high schools in Fairfield County. 99% graduate high school and go on to college or some other form of secondary education.

Our motto at The Catholic Academy of Bridgeport is Something More. In addition to the benefits listed above, your child will learn and grow in a Christ-centered place where triumphs and challenges are shared and joy is lived. It is said that the true measure of a school’s success can be gauged by how much joy is heard in the halls. If that’s true – we are very successful, indeed. I hope you will schedule a virtual tour to visit our campuses, and see for yourself what an education from the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport can mean for your family.

Only 23% of students in the Bridgeport Public School system are performing at grade level compared to more than 80% of Catholic Academy of Bridgeport students, and barely 60% of Bridgeport Public School students graduate high school compared to 100% of the Academy students. To these statistics 8th grader, Mikita, wrote, “Why is that? Is it because we only take in smart students and throw out the rest? Of course not. We get these results because all of us know we aren’t statistics and can go above and beyond what the graphs say. We realize we can change our lives for the better and believe we can fulfill the mission God gave us.”

“Going to school here has given me a great education and the teachers always have my best interest in mind; they don’t just teach for the paycheck." - 8th grader Roseangel

“The fantastic education I received [at CAB] became the foundation for my future learning at Kolbe Cathedral High School and Fairfield University. Upon graduating college, I secured a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a member of their Mergers & Acquisitions group, and after assisting some of the world’s largest companies in complex transactions for six incredible years, I am now a Corporate Strategy Consultant at BDO.” - Sergio Lara, CAB alumnus