Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

100 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144-0191
Tel: (215)951-4700
Grades: PK-12 | 209 students
Founded in 1820, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is the third oldest school of its kind in the United States.
Since 1984, PSD has been located in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia and presently serves over 220 students aged birth to 21 in preschool through high school classes.
Also operating on the school's campus is a resource and service center for deaf and hard of hearing adults called the Center for Community and Professional Services.
The Center provides deafness related services to both hearing and deaf people of all ages.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1820

Student Body

Total Students 209 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Gail Bober


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Germantown Friends School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greene Street Friends School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Greene Street Friends School (0 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 331 students
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    5511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-12 | 906 students
    0.2 miles
    31 West Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    0.3 miles
    5305 Germantown Ave # 15
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: KG-7 | 67 students
    0.4 miles
    34 E Haines St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Alex Borders
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 282 students
    0.5 miles
    6000 Wayne Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

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