An ASD Education
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) offers deaf and hard of hearing students ages 3-21 a full range of educational programming from pre-school through twelfth grade. Working together with parents and local school districts, ASD staff develop an educational program designed to meet the unique needs of each student. Classes are kept small to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. All Pre-K-12 curriculum offerings are based on State of Connecticut Framework: K-12 Goals and Standards as established by the state Department of Education.
- ASD is a Connecticut State Department of Education approved Special Education program.
- ASD is licensed for Residential Services by Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
- ASD is also approved by the states of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Extensive Resources and Support
Students at ASD have full access to the School's
comprehensive audiological, psychological, academic and career services,
including speech and auditory evaluation and training, cochlear implant support, occupational and physical therapy, and
personal, academic and career counseling.
A lively, supportive, language-enriching, and exciting
environment in which to learn and grow, the Elementary School is home to ASD's
Preschool through grades K-6. Tailored to the needs of each student, curricular
and extra-curricular activities are designed to develop language, communication
and problem solving skills, instill confidence and nurture a lifelong love of
Junior High and High School
educational program for students in grades 7-12, ASD's Junior High and High
School offer individualized attention in an atmosphere designed to encourage
each student's interests and abilities. The Junior High School (grades 7-8)
operates on a Quad concept based upon the integration of content are
instruction: Montessori, Gifted and Talented, Adventure Education and Open
Classroom strategies are integrated into the instructional philosophy.
The High School (grades 9 -12) is divided into three
- academic curriculum and preparation for college and postsecondary
- vocational-technical education and preparation for college and postsecondary
- preparation and training for direct entry into the workforce.
PACES (Positive Attitudes Concerning Education and
The PACES program serves deaf and hard of hearing students
whose emotional/behavioral disorders prevent them from participating in regular
academic or other special education settings. PACES students receive intense
psychological services integrated with an individualized education plan in
either a five- or seven-day program. Dormitories for PACES students are
Connecticut Department of Children and Families licensed residential treatment
For more information, please contact:
Admissions and Family Education Services Director