Model Secondary School For The Deaf
- Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) serve deaf and hard of hearing students from infancy through high school.
- We are the federally mandated demonstration schools of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, at Gallaudet University.
- KDES/MSSD, a community with diversity at its core, challenges each student to achieve personal excellence in academics, communication, thinking skills, emotional intelligence and life planning in order to become a self-directed, contributing member of society.
- Using American Sign Language and English, students are active partners in their individualized education program.
- We explore effective approaches to teaching and learning that we share with families and professionals throughout the country.
- We believe that the development of the whole child is essential and that each child has unique interests, needs, and abilities.
- We believe that all children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn, achieve, and be responsible for their education.
- We believe that a student's positive sense of self is critical for school achievement and success throughout life.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Council for Exceptional Children|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||162 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 50%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||26 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
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