SPJ Sadhana School is managed and controlled by the Society for the Higher Education of Women in India (SHEWI), which functions under the aegis of and is run by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, an international order of Catholic nuns, which brings a two hundred year experience of a philosophy of education that has empowered students worldwide. SPJ Sadhana School is a Catholic minority institution. (Min.Ed.Org. 2008/407/circ no. 223/2008/No. 1).
The Society for the Higher Education of Women in India is a Charitable Society registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, vide certificate of registration no. 1053 of 1940-41 dated 20.01.1941 issued by the Registrar of Companies, for promoting objects to educate in arts and sciences and the fine arts and to diffuse knowledge ethical, social, cultural, technical, commercial and economic.
The Society for the Higher Education of Women in India is also registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950, vide certificate of registration no. F – 414 (Bom.) dated 14.02.1955 issued by the Asst. Charity Commissioner, Greater Bombay Region, Bombay, Maharashtra, as a Public Charitable Trust for promoting education.
The Society for the Higher Education of Women in India is also registered under section 12A(a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, as a Charitable Society, vide registration no. INS/3160 dated 11.08.1975 issued by the Commissioner of Income Tax, Bombay City IV, Bombay. The Total Income of the Society is exempt from tax under section 11 and 12 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Director Income Tax (Exemption), Mumbai, has granted recognition under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, to the Society for the Higher Education of Women in India.
The Sophia Dr. Rosendo Ribeiro Children's Complex houses the SPJ Sadhana School, that empowers students with special needs.
S. P. J. Sadhana School is a pioneer in an integral approach to learning and education in the sphere of mainstreaming young adults with special needs.
The school provides services for students with special needs and prepares them to become independent and self-sufficient adults who can contribute effectively to the society.
The students admitted are from a diversity of disabilities such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome as well as Epilepsy, Hyperactivity, Spasticity and Visual Impairment. Students are admitted irrespective of their religious, cultural or socio-economic status.
The highly trained special educators and therapists work with selfless zeal and devotion, in developing and executing innovative and flexible programs to meet the needs of individual students and to optimize individual skills, creativity and talent. The focus has been on developing the students' strengths while accepting their limitations in the cognitive and social spheres. This approach helps the students to realize their true potential and strengthens their self-esteem, making them independent, self-reliant, integrated and earning members of society.