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Mission Statement

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.

At NYSSD we believe

  • All students will learn.
  • All students will be provided a quality education that is a shared responsibility of educational staff, students, families, dormitory staff, and the community.
  • All Students will be provided a safe and judgment-free school environment that values students from different cultural and communication backgrounds.
  • All students will be exposed to modern technology to prepare them for 21st century careers.
  • All students will be provided a well-rounded education to include extra-curricular activities, clubs, vocational opportunities, and community outreach.
  • All students will achieve independence through exposure, exploration, and real world experiences.
  • All students will be prepared to pursue a post-secondary education or a career path to become self-sufficient adults.


Review Notes:

  1. Where should the lead testing be posted? Should it go on its own separate page?

Create new separate page with latest lead testing results.

  1. What about the other files attached to this page...where should they be linked?

Create new separate page for DASA