Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

  • 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

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council for Exceptional Children
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other special emphasis association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1820
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students223 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
81%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Pennsylvania School For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorGail Bober

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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