clubs and activities

Academic Bowl

Students compete with other programs serving deaf students from around the region in a variety of academic disciplines

After School Work Program

Students have the opportunity to earn money while acquiring skills necessary for future employment . Employment opportunities are offered both on and off campus

ASL Festival

Includes poetry, drama and a chance to compete in the J Phillips ASL Regional competition

Close Up

Provides ASD students with a trip to Washington, DC to learn first-hand about our government

Drama Club

ASD student learn the art of acting and play production, and perform for fellow students, as well as the community

Fly Fishing

Staffed by volunteers from the Connecticut Fly Fishing Associations, this program teaches students the fundamentals of fly fishing and ends with a day-long fishing adventure

French Exchange

ASD has a long-standing exchange program with the Paris School for the Deaf, the school with which one of our founders, Laurent Clerc was affiliated

Growing Emerging Leaders (GEL)

This program involves teambuilding activities in order for students to increase their ability to work together and feel connected to one another. The ultimate goal is for each individual to become a confident and self-motivated leader

Girl Scout/Brownies

Participation in these organizations is open to our female Elementary and Junior/Senior High students

Junior Connecticut Association of the Deaf

Provides students a forum to discuss issues relevant to the Deaf Community and to develop community service projects

Martin Luther King Society

In the spirit of Dr. King, this is a group that explores issues around diversity and working together

Math Counts

Students compete with other programs serving deaf students. This is an annual event sponsored by NTID

Peace Jam

Students partner with students from other schools to explore current issues and events


Students join students from the University of Hartford High School Magnet School to build robots and compete regionally/nationally

Soap Box Derby

Students race for a chance to compete at the National Championships in Akron, Ohio

Student Forum

Provides leadership opportunities and coordinates with the Connecticut Student Forum


ASD students produce the Yearbook


For more information, contact:

Kristin Feldman
Director of Student Affairs
Phone: 860-944-9365
Fax: 860-570-2245 

History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Support the School

There are many ways to support the school and Every Gift Counts.

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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Upcoming Events
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • ThuNov02 Speakers Bureau - Deaf Run Businesses and Organizations GCEC Cafeteria
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