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A STREAM Model and Successor School of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Mary Schools

East Shoreline Catholic Academy (ESCA) is the only Catholic elementary school on the east shoreline from Madison to New Haven. Sponsored by three parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford, ESCA is one of three Archdiocesan STREAM academies. ESCA is a ‘think forward’ school that places high priority on educator training, learning, leadership, and 21st century skill applications. We guide our children’s developing relationship with God in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic faith and provide a rigorous learning environment that fosters academic excellence.

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East Shoreline Catholic Academy is a dynamic Pre-K-8 STREAM school, preparing individual students to be our
 future leaders rooted in faith, service, and academic excellence.

Grades Pre-K to 8

At the East Shoreline Catholic Academy, children are provided with a loving and supportive school atmosphere, in which they feel safe and secure to embrace successes and take on challenges without fear of failure. We provide a formative faith-filled experience that celebrates and develops each child’s special gifts and talents, while our rich, advanced curriculum holds our students to high academic standards.​

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East Shoreline Catholic Academy invites you to visit and discover first-hand what makes our school so special. ​The Academy warmly welcomes students of any race, creed, national and ethnic origin.

62 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405
Phone: 203-488-8386

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East Shoreline Catholic Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. ESCA is the inter-parish school of St. George, Guilford, St. Margaret, Madison, and St. John Bosco, Branford.

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