Central Institute for the Deaf

825 South Taylor Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110-0631
     Tel: (314)977-0132
Grades: NS - 6 | 103 students
CID is a school where teachers use listening and spoken language to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing from birth to age 12.
We teach children to listen, talk, read and succeed in their local schools without the use of sign language.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Year Founded 1914

Student Body

Total Students 103 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Due to significant ongoing support from the community, families of CID students receive significant help with the cost of education at CID. We turn away no eligible student with hearing loss because of a family's financial circumstance.
% on Financial Aid 100%
Admissions Director Andrea Osman
Admissions Associate Lynda Berkowitz


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports TennisTennis

School Notes:

  • caring, experienced, energetic teachers with advanced degrees
  • on-site pediatric audiologists
  • on-site school counselor and occupational therapist
  • cochlear implant expertise
  • specially constructed facilities for teaching deaf children, birth to age 12
  • Washington University affiliated program
  • Missouri First Steps provider for birth-3
  • Illinois Child and Family Connections
  • dynamic early literacy and literacy programs
  • play-based learning pre-k and kindergarten
  • emphasis on social and pragmatic skills along with speech, listening, language, reading and academics  
  • physical education, art, music and computer
  • parent support meetings
  • mainstreaming assistance  
  • special activities
  • before and after school care available
  • extended school year enrichment program (summer school)

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Louis University High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral Basilica School Of St Louis (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cathedral Basilica School Of St Louis (0.8 miles away)
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