Because we believe that knowledge and understanding are essential for the dignity of each individual and for the unity among peoples and all of God's creation, many Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambéry work in the field of education, both with children and among older adults in a variety of settings.

We believe that education is one essential key to ensuring that people develop to their full potential in life, both on a personal and professional basis. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry have a long and excellent history as educators.

Since coming from France to the United States in 1885, we've opened or administered over 32 schools in Connecticut and beyond, including primary, secondary and college levels. We also opened and ran nursing schools associated with three hospitals in which we were administrators, nursing educators, specialty nurses, patient advocates and pastoral care chaplains.

Teaching English as a Second Language changes lives.

Today, you'll still find us in the field of education—working with children with special needs at the Intensive Education Academy in West Hartford, in educational programs at Jubilee House in Hartford and at Sophia's Place in our Provincial House in West Hartford. In downtown Hartford, we specialize in education services at the HOME program run by the House of Bread.

Sisters work closely with local parishes and other agencies as they provide educational opportunities for adults and children alike. Education may also include various outreach or health-related services.

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