American School For The Deaf

  • 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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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1817
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students121 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade American School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorJennifer Del Conte
Admissions AssociateJenilee Pedimonti

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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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    12.5 miles
    60 Hicksville Rd
    Cromwell, CT 06416
    (860) 635-6010
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    112
  • Framingham
    The Learning Center For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 204 students
    76.8 miles
    848 Central St
    Framingham, MA 01701
    (508) 879-5110
    76.8 PK-12
    204

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