Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children

  • Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children prepares children with hearing loss for a successful life in the hearing world by promoting early identification of hearing loss, intervention and listening, language and speech in an auditory oral educational environment.
  • Our doors are always open to every child with hearing loss who can benefit from our program.
  • We believe that all Sunshine Cottage students receive an optimal education in self-contained or mainstream class placements that include both children with hearing loss and children with typical hearing.
  • Sunshine Cottage has been preparing students for life in the hearing world since 1947 when Dela White started the school for her 18-month-old daughter who is profoundly deaf.
  • Mrs. White believed that if given the opportunity, children with hearing impairment could learn to listen, speak and live a full, self-reliant life.
  • Her belief has been richly rewarded through thousands of Sunshine Cottage students who have left our school to lead rewarding lives.
  • We invite you to explore our website and contact us with any questions you may have.
  • Sunshine Cottage knows that children with hearing loss can be an active part of the hearing world.
  • We teach children with mild to profound hearing loss to communicate naturally and effectively using intelligible speech and pleasant-sounding voices, without the use of sign language.
  • From newborns through fifth grade, children thrive in a supportive educational environment with an excellent clinical and teaching staff and state-of-the-art technology.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1947

Student Body

Total Students166 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size7 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesScholarships and tuition assistance available based on need.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDr. Nancy Henderson

School Notes

  • Mission Statement Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children promotes early identification and intervention of hearing loss, and provides learning in a rich auditory-oral environment so that children with hearing loss can develop to their maximum potential through listening, language and speech. Core Beliefs We believe that children who are hearing impaired can learn to listen and talk if early identification, amplification, and intervention take place. We believe that all children can learn in a stimulating environment led and encouraged by educated, dedicated teaching staff. We believe that optimal educational needs can be met for all Sunshine Cottage students through self-contained and mainstream classes. We believe that the participation of parents and their partnership with the school are critical to the success of the child.

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The average private school tuition in San Antonio, TX is $7,070 for elementary schools and $9,178 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Antonio, TX is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).