Overbrook School For The Blind

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  • Overbrook School for the Blind offers a variety of programs for children of different ages and abilities.
  • The whole school is geared toward supporting students as they grow and learn.
  • Since The Overbrook School for the Blind was founded in 1832 our mission has been to provide all our students, according to their individual needs, with the skills that will give them the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives.
  • The mission of Overbrook School for the Blind is to develop and deliver education that enhances the options available for persons with visual impairment and other challenges so that they have the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives.
  • The vision of Overbrook School for the Blind is to be a dynamic and responsive educational organization, providing leadership as a local, national and international resource, inspiring individuals with visual impairments and other challenges to achieve their highest potential.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students217 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Darby
    Christ Academy
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: 5-12 | 20 students
    5.1 miles
    523 Clifton Ave
    Darby, PA 19023
    (610) 461-1522
    5.1 5-12
    20
  • Media
    Davidson School Elwyn Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    10 miles
    111 Elwyn Road
    Media, PA 19063
    (610) 891-2201
    10 NS-12
    305
  • Paoli
    Royer-greaves School For Blind
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-11 | 6 students
    12.9 miles
    118 S Valley Rd
    Paoli, PA 19301
    (610) 644-1810
    12.9 1-11
    6
  • Nottingham
    The Maryland School For The Blind
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 227 students
    80.6 miles
    3501 Taylor Ave
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    (410) 444-5000
    80.6 PK-12
    227
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-12 | 261 students
    94.9 miles
    999 Pelham Pkwy N
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718) 519-7000
    94.9 PK-12
    261

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