Founded in 1820, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is the third oldest school of its kind in the United States.
Since 1984, PSD has been located in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia and presently serves over 220 students aged birth to 21 in preschool through high school classes.
Also operating on the school's campus is a resource and service center for deaf and hard of hearing adults called the Center for Community and Professional Services.
The Center provides deafness related services to both hearing and deaf people of all ages.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1820
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
223 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
81%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
8 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Gail Bober

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Source: Verified school update

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