The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students from infancy through high school.
Founded in 1970 with several basic principles in mind, the following continue to be prevalent within our philosophy: * TLC fosters respect for each of our students, for their families, and for every staff member * TLC faculty shares the firm belief that learning is a life-long process which can be exciting and fun * TLC creates an environment where communication and language are continuously accessible * TLC provides academic opportunities and high standards for all deaf and hard-of-hearing students The Learning Center today is comprised of three schools — a comprehensive Parent/Infant through High School program on our main campus in Framingham; a South campus in Randolph serving infants through elementary school from southeastern Massachusetts; and Walden School, a therapeutic, education and residential, treatment program for deaf students facing severe emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges.
Throughout its history, The Learning Center for the Deaf has been a leader in Deaf education.
It was the first school in Massachusetts to depart from the "oral" method of education and to advocate the use of sign language in addition to spoken English.
In 1988, TLC became a bilingual and bicultural school, placing it among the first in the nation.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 204 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
204 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Learning Center For The Deaf Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Michael J. Bello
Admissions Associate
Judy Vreeland

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 204 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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