Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

100 W School House Ln,
Philadelphia, PA, 19144-0191
     Tel: (215)951-4700
Grades: PK - 12 | 174 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 174 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 82%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Gail Bober

Sports

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

Nearby 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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    0 mi | 242 students | Gr. PK-8                      
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    31 West Coulter Street
    PhiladelphiaPA19144
    (215)951-2300
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    0.2 mi | 861 students | Gr. K-12                      
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    (215)849-4574
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    (215)843-6949
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