The Learning Center For The Deaf

Tel: (508)879-5110
Grades: PK-12 | 205 students
The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students from infancy through high school.
Founded in 1970 with several basic principles in mind, the following continue to be prevalent within our philosophy: * TLC fosters respect for each of our students, for their families, and for every staff member * TLC faculty shares the firm belief that learning is a life-long process which can be exciting and fun * TLC creates an environment where communication and language are continuously accessible * TLC provides academic opportunities and high standards for all deaf and hard-of-hearing students The Learning Center today is comprised of three schools — a comprehensive Parent/Infant through High School program on our main campus in Framingham; a South campus in Randolph serving infants through elementary school from southeastern Massachusetts; and Walden School, a therapeutic, education and residential, treatment program for deaf students facing severe emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges. Throughout its history, The Learning Center for the Deaf has been a leader in Deaf education.
It was the first school in Massachusetts to depart from the "oral" method of education and to advocate the use of sign language in addition to spoken English.
In 1988, TLC became a bilingual and bicultural school, placing it among the first in the nation.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 205 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Learning Center For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Michael J. Bello
Admissions Associate Judy Vreeland


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Marian High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Over The Rainbow Nursery School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Over The Rainbow Nursery School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Framingham
    Grades: PK-KG | 57 students
    0.4 miles
    115 Edgebrook Rd
    Framingham, MA 01701
  • Framingham
    St Bridget School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 328 students
    0.5 miles
    832 Worcester Rd
    Framingham, MA 01702
  • Framingham
    Summit Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 70 students
    0.9 miles
    283 Pleasant St
    Framingham, MA 01701
  • Framingham
    Happy Hollow School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 61 students
    1.2 miles
    29 Oaks Rd
    Framingham, MA 01702
  • Framingham
    Marian High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 301 students
    1.5 miles
    273 Union Avenue
    Framingham, MA 01702

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