The American School for the Deaf is a premier private shcool for deaf and hard of hearing children.
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is the brithplace of American Sign Language.
For more than 200 years, we have prepared deaf and hard of hearing students not only for high school diplomas, but for their whole lives.
We focus on developing the whole child- intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially - with an unwavering commitment to maximizing each student's potential.
At ASD, we celebraete opportunities and potential, and help students overcome challenges and break down barriers.

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American School For The Deaf ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1817
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
121 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
American School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
6 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Jennifer Del Conte
Admissions Associate
Jenilee Pedimonti

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, CT Youth Forum, Dance Club, Jr. CAD, LatinX Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, PeaceJam, Photography, Student Life Council

School Notes

  • Founded in 1817, the American School for the Deaf was the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States and a nationally renowned leader in providing comprehensive educational programs and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. 
  • ASD embraces an American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach to provide our students with a dual language foundation in both American Sign Language and English. This approach integrates American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, reading, writing, and the use of assistive devices to enable our students to achieve true language and communication literacy and become successful, lifelong learners.
  • ASD is equipped with the latest technology to provide students with total access to language this includes signing, captioning, and advanced digital systems to assist students with hearing aids and cochlear implants. We firmly believe that the use of sign language is also critical to ensure that our students benefit from communication access in all environments. Exposing children to a communicatively accessible environment at the earliest possible age results in language development and academic success. The bilingual approach will foster this accessible environment while providing our students with the tools to achieve fluency in two languages.

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