Oralingua School

7056 Washington Avenue,
Whittier, CA, 90602-0906
     Tel: (562)945-8391
Grades: NS - 7 | 44 students
Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired offers an auditory-oral option for children affected by hearing loss.  An auditory-oral approach is just one option in a host of choices for communication and education of the deaf.
 Our students gain access to sound through high-powered hearing aids and cochlear implants and learn how to develop good listening skills and spoken language.    Oralingua's mission is to immerse children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a language-enriched environment that promotes listening, spoken language, speech, cognition and social interaction.  Focusing on our mission allows us to reach our goal of transitioning students by early elementary into traditional classrooms with the ability to function near grade level of their hearing peers in listening, spoken language and academics.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 7
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Hearing Impaired
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 86%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Oralingua School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $22,734
Tuition Notes Tuition Assistance Available
% on Financial Aid 99%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Linda J. Dinow
Admissions Associate Kristin Dunton

School Notes:

Oralingua offers:

  • Multidisciplanary Approach
  • Parent-Infant Therapy
  • Toddler Groups
  • Preschool Classes
  • K-7 Classes using standards-based curriculum
  • Aural Habilitation Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Audiological Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory-Motor Activities
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Therapy Center
  • Mainstream Support
  • Parent Education Classes 
  • Advocacy

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Whittier Christian High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Broadoaks School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Whittier Friends School (0.1 miles away)
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  • WhittierWhittier Christian High School
    Po Box 1307
    0.1 mi | 658 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WhittierThe Broadoaks School
    13514 Olive Drive
    0.1 mi | 247 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • WhittierWhittier Friends School
    6726 Washington Avenue
    0.1 mi | 13 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WhittierVictory Outreach Children's Learning Center
    6726 Milton Ave
    0.3 mi | 31 students | Gr. K-7                      
  • WhittierRemnant Christian School
    7346 Painter Ave
    0.3 mi | 10 students | Gr. 7-11                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
This program is amazing! You should come and "hear" these kids who are profoundly deaf. Imagine what you''d hear if you had a profound hearing loss...Not much. You''d probably feel the vibration from a jet engine before you''d hear the sound! With the advances in hearing aids and cochlear implants, a truely exceptional instructional staff and the most precious students in the world, make Oralingua my pick for teaching deaf children how to listen and talk. It''s really true...At Oralingua, "Their work speaks for itself!"
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