Founded in 1817, 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.