I am a young person

Academy Cato

In other words: Acato

Acato is a school for young people with autism who have not yet found their niche.

If you are still enrolled at a pre-university or pre-university school, we will look together with you at how we can lead you back to school. We will only do this if you are ready, and we are sure that you will be able to enjoy your time at the school again. 

At Acato, you choose your own route and learn in a safe atmosphere. Acato is a small school where you can quickly feel at home, there is a warm and homely atmosphere. You have your own workspace that you can furnish. We work in groups of no more than 4 students with a supervisor. Together with you, we determine what you will develop in. At the moment, there are cooking, drawing and piano lessons, for example, as well as Photoshop, sewing and arithmetic lessons. We are also working on a film project and we play sports regularly. There are also students who are in the process of obtaining a secondary school diploma, for example in mathematics.

At Acato, you can be yourself. Together, we will look at what you like to do and how you can develop this further. Your talents and your wishes - that is what we are all about. 

We believe that everyone has their own talents and that it is possible for these to flourish in a school environment.

Creative subjects

Core subjects

Other subjects

So everyone gets a tailor-made timetable, depending on which subjects they want to take. This is what a school week might look like for you:




09.30 - 10.00 Enter
10.00 - 12.00 Dutch
12.00 - 12.30 Break
12.30 - 15.30 Sewing class


09.30 - 10.00 Enter
10.00 - 12.00 Show
12.00 - 12.30 Break
12.30 - 14.30 English
14.30 - 15.30 Free work


09.30 - 10.00 Enter
10.00 - 12.00 Drawing lesson
12.00 - 12.30 Break
12.30 - 15.30 Sewing lesson


09.30 - 10.00 Enter
10.00 - 12.00 Maths
12.00 - 12.30 Break
12.30 - 15.30 Photography & Media

Maybe you like drawing, then you can take several drawing lessons with us. Or maybe you are interested in computers, in which case we can teach you how to programme or develop websites. Or maybe you want to get your diploma, in which case we can offer you guidance in the subjects you need. Do you have your own educational programme that you follow at another (regular) school? Then Acato can be a place where you can do your lessons and assignments, in the company of others and with guidance if you need it.
We can also offer new activities in the short term and invite you to challenge us in this. 

Do you want to know more about Acato or do you think it is a good place for you?

Our state examination candidate has passed!
On 24 July 2020, our state examination candidate passed. He has received the VMBO-tl diploma. We are very proud of him!
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