Education

New York State has established schools to provide specialized educational services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Each school has its own Board of Directors, receives financial support for operating expenses from New York State and depends on private donations for program enhancements.

New York State School for the Deaf
(Rome)

The New York State School for the Deaf, in partnership with family and community, provides a rigorous, diverse, individualized, bilingual (ASL and English) education in a barrier-free communication rich environment. We will empower our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students to realize their full potential both academically and culturally to ensure independent, responsible, life-long learners who become contributing citizens.


Contact Information

401 Turin Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 337-8400
Email: nyssd@nysed.gov
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New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood)

New York School for the Deaf, is the second oldest school for the deaf in the United States.

Serving students from a 12-county area, encompassing more than 36 school districts, New York School for the Deaf offers a rigorous standards-based curriculum. The school, also known as Fanwood, has a long-established tradition of providing excellence in education for deaf and hard of hearing students. Leaders in deaf education, New York School for the Deaf continues to showcase best practices in the classroom while promoting the success of students.

From its inception, New York School for the Deaf has embraced innovative teaching techniques for deaf children. Today, the latest educational technologies are integrated into all aspects of the student experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.

New York School for the Deaf has produced generations of successful adults. We are committed to preparing all students for their future. Many students from NYSD have graduated and pursued higher education from some of the best universities in the country. Other students have used their newly developed career readiness skills, to achieve success in the workforce.

At NYSD, students thrive when given the opportunity to communicate directly with their peers, teachers, and coaches. This language rich environment allows them to fully participate in student life and engage with successful adult deaf role models to guide them.

New York School for the Deaf is a private non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization operated in cooperation with the New York Department of Education.


Contact Information

555 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 949-7310
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St. Mary’s School for the Deaf (Buffalo)

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf (SMSD) is a private, state-supported 4201 school that serves deaf and hard of hearing children from infancy through age 21. There is no tuition charge for New York State residents. SMSD has been the primary source of quality education utilizing the full spectrum of communication modes since 1853.


Contact Information

2253 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone:716-834-7200 (phone – v/tty/video phone)
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Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester School for the Deaf is entrusted, empowered, and funded to provide and enhance the educational and life growth experiences in an optimal environment for children and students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


Contact Information

1545 St. Paul Street Rochester, NY 14621
Phone:585.544.1240 | 585-286-2808 (Videophone)
Email: info@rsdeaf.org
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Lexington School for the Deaf

The Lexington School and Center for the Deaf seeks to be an exemplary education, service, and research institution for the deaf and hard of hearing in metropolitan New York City, New Jersey, and the nation. We seek to collaborate with the deaf and hard of hearing to realize their full potential in both the deaf and hard of hearing worlds; and take a leading position in concert with the deaf and hard of hearing communities in articulating the multifaceted challenges, opportunities, and needs for services of the deaf and hard of hearing.


Contact Information

25-26 75TH STREET, EAST ELMHURST, NY 11370
Phone:VOICE: (718) 350-3300 – VP: (917) 832-1676
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St. Joseph School for the Deaf

St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf will maximize the potential of each student and foster competence in literacy, critical thought, citizenship and personal independence through educational experiences that are purposeful, equitable and engaging.


Contact Information

1000 Hutchinson River Parkway Bronx, NY 10465
Phone:(718) 828-9000
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St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf

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 and 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.


Contact Information

260 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: Voice: 718-636-4573
VP: 347-227-0534
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Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

The Mission of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations is to enhance the quality of life for people who are Deaf, or who have other special communication needs, through excellence in individually designed educational, vocational or spiritual programs and services.


Contact Information

40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765
Phone: Voice: 516-922-4100, VP: 516-628-6160
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Cleary School for the Deaf

Cleary School is a private, state supported program that has served the Deaf community of Long Island since 1925. Viewing all children as unique and individualized learners, we provide access to language, communication and learning for students from birth to 21 years of age, striving to prepare children who are deaf to become active and contributing members of society.


Contact Information

301 Smithtown Blvd
Nesconset, NY 11767
Phone: Voice: (631) 588-0530
VP: (866) 760-1750
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The American Sign Language and English Lower School

PS 347 is a dual language school dedicated to bridging the Deaf and hearing communities in NYC. Our PK-8th grade students come from every borough. The majority are Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs). We offer the LEAST RESTRICTIVE environment for Deaf students in the NYC DOE.


Contact Information

223 EAST 23 STREET
MANHATTAN, NY 10010
Phone: Voice: 917-326-6609
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