Desert Voices Oral Learning Center

Desert Voices is a non-profit school with the mission of teaching deaf and hard of hearing children how to speak and how to understand when others speak to them.
By teaching them spoken language, our students are prepared to enter a mainstream setting with speech, language, academic and social skills equal to those of their hearing peers.
Ultimately, we seek to help them become independent, successful individuals who can communicate with the world at large through the use of spoken language.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 32 students
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Year Founded
1997

Student Body

Total Students
32 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 40%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Financial aid available through Desert Voices provided scholarships.
Admissions Director
Dani Merrill

School Notes

  • Our Story: Imagine you are a new parent. Your baby, one of the 97% of newborns screened in Arizona for hearing loss, has been diagnosed deaf or hard of hearing. You have found Desert Voices in Phoenix where even infants and their family can begin to gain the skills needed to use spoken language.
  • Mission Statement: Desert Voices' missionis to teach each child, who are deaf or hard of hearing, the oral language skills needed to talk and understand when spoken to. Our goal is to prepare the children and their family to mainstream into their school of choice with hearing children their age.
  • Organization History: Desert Voices was founded in 1996 by parents of children with hearing loss who believed spoken language instruction provided their children with the greatest educational and social opportunities. Desert Voices opened their doors using a structured, language focused teaching curriculum with one teacher for every two to three students. Today Desert Voices serves families with infants to children age 5 or 6. Our professionals collaborate with pediatricians, audiologists, school districts, and state referral agencies in order to identify these children and facilitate their enrollment in an appropriate program.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Desert Voices Oral Learning Center?
The application deadline for Desert Voices Oral Learning Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Desert Voices Oral Learning Center located?
Desert Voices Oral Learning Center is located in the Paradise Valley Village neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 17 other private schools located in Paradise Valley Village.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 32 students
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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