R&E May School 

St. Catherine’s R & E May School is a day treatment program that serves elementary school students who have special behavioral and educational needs. Each student entering R&E May is assessed to understand how best to meet his or her needs and the school staff develops a comprehensive education plan tailored to meet their individual needs. The school works closely with the child's family and school district, helping the student develop the skills, awareness and knowledge necessary to successfully return to a traditional school environment.

Students at R&E May School learn and grow with the help of well-qualified and credentialed special education teachers, mental health professionals, social workers, and clinicians. Students receive personalized education in both a traditional classroom setting and individualized instruction.  

R&E May


30 North Main Avenue, Albany NY 12203


(518) 453-6710


Rock-Climbing Wall

The Rock Climbing Wall, located in the R & E May School's gym, is an integral part of the school's Health and Wellness program. The climbing wall not only builds strength and enhances physical well-being, but it also promotes confidence and self-esteem. The wall was donated through a gift provided by Virginia Touhey and Kathy Simmonds.


Science Center

Located at St. Catherine's R & E May School, our Science and Discovery Center was funded through a generous gift from Charles and Helen Crisafulli. The Center is dedicated to expanding the horizons of our students by providing a hands-on learning experience that introduces young children to fundamental lessons about science and the environment.


Therapeutic Support Spaces

Located throughout the R & E School, our six therapeutic support spaces are designed for students to immerse themselves in a sensory experience that is optimal for improving emotional regulation and rehearsal of adaptive skill sets. Each space has an engaging and developmentally appropriate theme and also contains a sensory menu (e.g. tactile fixtures, visual prompts, fidget objects / manipulatives, etc) that is aligned with the specific theme of each room.