The Cardinal Shehan Center has been enriching the lives of children and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area for over 50 years. Here are just a few of the educational and recreational programs that we offer to fulfill our mission of enriching lives through learning.


After School & Saturday Program

The After School and Saturday Program runs weekday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Members of this program are able to take advantage of everything that is offered at the Center, while having a fun, safe place to hang out with friends.


The main goal of the Aquatic Program at the Cardinal Shehan Center is to have as many children and adults experience the fun of the water, while being as safe and prepared as possible.

Basketball Camp

To build character- to teach the right way! Fundamental basketball is a lost art. What you will learn from the Shehan Center's Basketball Camp is to gain an understanding of the sport, learn various skills and drills to be successful. 

Bitty Ball Basketball

The Bitty Ball Basketball Program is designed for basketball players in grades K to 6. This program is broken into two different parts, our Bitty Ball Preseason Clinic and Bitty Ball League. 

Boys High School Basketball Leagues

 The Cardinal Shehan Center hosts two separate high school basketball leagues throughout the year. They are held during the fall and summer seasons. This league is generally constructed of teams representing their local high schools. 

Physical Education

The Center provides the staff, equipment, and facility to five parochial schools and three alternative education programs throughout the year.

Shehan Center Travel Teams

 The Cardinal Shehan Center has 5 travel teams for the 2015-16 Season. They have 2 Girls and 3 Boys Teams ranging from 5th to 8th grade. These teams play in Shehan Center Winter Basketball League as well as various tournaments and games throughout the winter. 

Summer Day Camp

The Summer Day Camp runs for seven weeks during the summer. Each weekday from 9 am to 3 pm kids will be exposed to both traditional camp activities such as field sports and arts and crafts, as well as educational activities, performing arts, basketball and field trips.


Get some extra help with your schoolwork from our experienced tutors!

Vacation Week

When school is out, some to the Center to enjoy computers, library time, basketball, organized activities in the gym, swimming, arts and crafts, game room, cooking class, and much more during our Vacation Week programs.

Winter Basketball League

 The Winter Basketball League consists of teams of local schools, parishes, and independent teams. Games are played throughout the week from the Middle of October until January. League will conclude with an end of season tournament for the top teams. 



Fitness Center

Join the Cardinal Shehan Center's newly renovated Fitness Center!

Shehan Center is exempt from licensure as a day care center pursuant to Conn. Public Act 11-193