Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

300 East Swissvale Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218-0152
Tel: (412)371-7000
Grades: PK - 12 | 231 students
The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) is a tuition free, non-profit school with high academic expectations.
Founded in 1869, WPSD provides quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to Deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through Grade 12.
Serving more than 325 students on campuses in Scranton, Hershey and Pittsburgh, we offer an all-inclusive language environment with the goal of fluency in both English and American Sign Language.
With students come from more than 50 counties, WPSD is the largest comprehensive center for deaf education in Pennsylvania.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1869

Student Body

Total Students 231 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 7 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Deborah Fell

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bowling, Ceramics & Pottery, Chess Club, Drama, Ecology, Fitness, Girl\'s Athletic Association, Photography Bowling, Chess Club, Drama, Ecology, Fitness, Photography, Ceramics & Pottery,
Girl\'s Athletic Association,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Anthony School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Universal Academy Of Pittsburgh (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sister Thea Bowman Academy (0.7 miles away)
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  • Pittsburgh Universal Academy Of Pittsburgh
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    (412)241-2124
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    Temple Childrens Center
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    5898 Wilkens Ave
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15217
    (412)521-5151
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  • Swissvale St Anthony School
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    7436 Mcclure Ave
    Swissvale , PA , 15218
    (724)940-9020
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    Wilkinsburg , PA , 15221
    (412)242-3515
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    0.7  mi  |  214  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Urban Christian School
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    809 Center Street
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15221
    (412)244-1779
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