We would love for you to visit and tour our campus. Each tour is catered to your needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers, students, and faculty, as well as sit in on classes!
For more information about the admissions process, or if you are interested in a tour, please call the Admissions Office at (914) 949-7310 (ext. 8307), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We follow a bilingual philosophy. We recognize that students coming to New York School for the Deaf have a diverse linguistic background. For many students, American Sign Language is their first language. For other students, Spoken English is their first language.Still, other students communicate through another language. At New York School for the Deaf, we value all languages, and believe that children benefit from full and ongoing access to language.
MISSION The mission of New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) is to maximize the whole person potential of each student through comprehensive, rigorous educational programs and services within a communication and language-rich environment. NYSD is also committed to serve as an exemplary resource in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students.
As a community and to achieve its goals, NYSD collaborates with families, school districts, agencies, the deaf community, the educational research community, philanthropic sources and other key stakeholders.
VISION NYSD’s students will become confident, contributing, well-rounded, and successful individuals in an ever-changing world.
BELIEF STATEMENTS In a safe, caring and accessible environment, NYSD is committed to:
ensuring every student is a genuine, interactive member of the school community in and out of the classroom
viewing deaf and hard of hearing people from a cultural and linguistic perspective rather than as disabled
embracing the diverse cultures and ethnicities of students and their families
excellence in a bilingual (American Sign Language and English) environment
using every individual student’s strengths and needs as a foundation for optimal learning and development
high academic expectations that include access to NY State Regents curriculum leading to a high school diploma or other pathways appropriate to the student
the development of spoken language and auditory skills as appropriate to the individual student
creating a strong foundation for critical thinking and lifelong learning in a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world
providing high school students with meaningful and individually designed work-based learning experiences to prepare them for the world of work
promoting a positive self-identity and keen awareness of community resources
instilling in every student a sense of social justice, integrity and a commitment to advocacy for self and others
NYSD Parent ASL Classes We offer several ASL courses for parents at various days and times throughout the week. Parents or guardians of Fanwood students can take the courses free of charge. For more information on how to participate in these classes, click HERE (English) Spanish Version
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) offers a variety of therapeutic and support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families through the Department of Health. Our Family Infant Program (FIP) provides an educational program for children with a hearing loss and their families, including home based and center based services. Families can participate in both the EIP and the FIP.
Absolutely. Athletics allow for deaf children to compete on a level playing field with other children. At New York School for the Deaf, students must maintain good grades and show proper classroom behavior in order to participate in team sports and extra curricular programs.
New York School for the Deaf is a member of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association and competes in soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, and track & field.
In order to be eligible to attend NYSD, a student must have a documented hearing loss, and be between the ages of 0 to 21 years. Other determining factors may include the extent of the loss, and the impact to the child’s education.
NYSD's admissions personnel will guide you through the application process and provide the necessary evaluations.
Once a referral has been made, an application for approval for evaluation to attend a 4201, state supported school (PHC-10) is completed. A current audiogram is needed to complete this application process.
Please click the following link in order to access a PHC-10 form. This form can be completed and faxed to our office (914) 949-8260, along with a current audiogram.
YES! We would love for you to come tour our campus. Each tour is catered to your needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers, students, and faculty, as well as sit in on classes!
The IDEA Notice of Policy Guidance of 1992 states that evaluations of students who are deaf or hard of hearing should provide information about the impact of hearing loss on the student’s language development and acquisition. Evaluators at New York School for the Deaf are qualified and knowledgeable about issues relating to deafness, and able to communicate directly with the child. New York School for the Deaf provides the following evaluations: