Hearing & Speech Center Of Northern California

1234 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115-0941
Tel: (415)921-7658
Grades: PK-K | 10 students
The Auditory-Oral School of San Francisco teaches students who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk, preparing them to learn in general education classrooms with their hearing peers.
We also have a toddler class for hearing students with speech delays and a typically developing preschool for children ages 2.5-5.5 We are a member school of OptionSchools International, see: www.oraldeafed.org

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language based
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 10 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Hearing & Speech Center Of Northern California Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 6 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Please contact the school for tuition information as tuition is dependent on which program in which a child is enrolled. Scholarship funds are offered to families with demonstrated need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Janet Christensen, MA


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Homework Club for Mainstreamed Students, Summer Camp Summer Camp, Homework Club for Mainstreamed Students,

School Notes:

  • School Program and Services include: Collaboration with outside agencies, Outreach and admissions procedures for new students from other agencies and professionals, Student records document goals and objectives developed in collaboration with parents and professionals, Annual report of individual student assessment and progress is provided to parents and professionals Individualized Instruction with Expectations for learning and achievement are consistent with peers who have normal hearing Developing individualized plans and goals based on ongoing assessment Family-centered practice in developing goals and objectives in collaboration with professionals and families Students are assessed on a regular basis on their progress towards goals and objectives and this progress is shared with parents Student progress is documented and recorded Cognitive-Based Instruction: Teachers prepare daily lessons targeting their students auditory, speech and language goals Instruction is individualized and students are placed within the curricula based on assessment of auditory , speech and language skills development Curriculum encourages teacher creativity and flexibility to meet individual student goals Curriculum focuses on a continuum to provide continuity in language and cognitive development Curriculum is age appropriate and comparable in scope to peers with normal hearing Group and individual instruction is coordinated Student progress in academic readiness and speech, auditory and language skills development is individually documented and recorded Auditory, Speech and Language Curriculum Audiological Management by licensed and experienced pediatric audiologists, including testing, hearing aid fitting and management, repairs and professional support collaborating with teaching staff Instructional areas are acoustically appropriate with minimal ambient noise and classrooms and therapy rooms have observation areas available to parents and professionals All educational personnel hold the appropriate credentials, licenses and/or certificates, and have training and experience on oral deaf education Programs and instruction are family-centered and parent input is valued Resource materials are available for parents in English, Cantonese, Spanish and other languages Early Intervention • Collaboration with service providers to meet each family’s needs • Parent education and caregiver support • Weekly parent-infant class (starting October 2006) • Counseling following newborn screenings Assessment • Ongoing assessment to inform instruction conducted by teachers and therapists • A variety of age appropriate instruments and tests are available onsite (see supporting documents) • Expertise in assessing children with hearing loss • Expertise in assessing the unique needs of children using hearing aids • Expertise in assessing the unique needs of children using CIs • Assessments selected and administered to accurately test and demonstrate child’s abilities • Comprehensive annual formal assessments and written reports for each student

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

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The nearest high school is Jewish Community High School of the Bay (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Simpatico (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Scuola • International School (0.6 miles away)
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