Model Secondary School For The Deaf

Tel: (202)651-5031
Grades: 9-12 | 162 students
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) serve deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy through high school.
We are the federally mandated demonstration schools of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, at Gallaudet University.
KDES/MSSD, a community with diversity at its core, challenges each student to achieve personal excellence in academics, communication, thinking skills, emotional intelligence and life planning in order to become a self-directed, contributing member of society.
Using American Sign Language and English, students are active partners in their individualized education program.
We explore effective approaches to teaching and learning that we share with families and professionals throughout the country.
We believe that the development of the whole child is essential and that each child has unique interests, needs, and abilities.
We believe that all children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn, achieve, and be responsible for their education.
We believe that a student's positive sense of self is critical for school achievement and success throughout life.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Grades Offered Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade Model Secondary School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Blyth-Templeton Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Name Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Name Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Washington
    Grades: PK-8 | 206 students
    0.2 miles
    1217 West Virginia Avenue Ne
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202)397-1614
    0.2PK-8
    206
  • Washington
    Gonzaga College High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 960 students
    0.9 miles
    19 Eye Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202)336-7100
    0.99-12
    960
  • Washington
    Holy Redeemer Catholic School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 249 students
    1.1 miles
    1135 New Jersey Avenue Nw
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202)638-5789
    1.1PK-8
    249
  • Washington
    Grades: K-9 | 217 students
    1.2 miles
    806 Rhode Island Ave Ne
    Washington, DC 20018
    (202)526-5176
    1.2K-9
    217
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
    1.2 miles
    1503 East Capitol St.
    Washington, DC 20003
    (202)547-7556
    1.2PK-8
    150

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