St Francis De Sales School For The Deafin Brooklyn

  • St. Francis was started by Sr. Anne Behre on September 13, 1960 in a convent in Flushing, New York with four children.
  • In 1963 the school moved to the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in order to accommodate more students.
  • In 1965 St. Francis became a private state supported 4201 School, one of eleven schools serving deaf or blind students in New York State.
  • In 1973 St. Francis moved to its present location on Eastern Parkway where it continues today to educate profoundly deaf children from infancy to eighth grade.
  • St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf is dedicated to encouraging the maximum potential for learning in each child regardless of race, creed, color or gender.
  • This education embraces the whole child-psychological, physical, social and emotional.
  • St. Francis' instructional program is guided by Reuven Feuerstein's theory of Structured Cognitive Modifiability as the school implements the New York State Curricula in all academic areas.
  • This theory of development describes how children develop their cognitive skills through Mediated Learning Experiences. It assists children in becoming active learners.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students83 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
77%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St Francis De Sales School For The Deafin Brooklyn Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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