Visit Our Enrollment Office at
Please call: 609/530-3156 (Voice or
TDD) to schedule an appointment
It's easy. Pick-up the phone and call 609-530-3156
(Voice or TDD) at Katzenbach and ask for Margaret Provost, the Katzenbach
Coordinator. Margaret can answer your questions and start the application procedure.
Katzenbach offers a variety of programs for Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing students from birth to twenty-one in a least restrictive
environment. Special programming is available for children with cochlear
implants through the
KOALA KLUB. For children who need
additional support, specialized programming is designed for students with
multiple disabilities through the IEP process. In addition, we have the
BSP Program for students with
Boarding opportunities are available for four nights a week in each
school department. The school draws students from the entire state of New
Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The school provides small classes, Deaf role models and cultural
experiences for all ages, vocational classes, an after-school learning center, a
seasonal sportís program, and age appropriate social activities. The
school provides the students an environment where communication is free and
natural with age and level appropriate peers.
Audiological and Speech Services are also available to all
Students, parents, and guardians and Child Study Teams (CST) are welcome to come
and visit the lovely 112-acre campus, participate in classes, activities and
meet the highly qualified staff. Donít
be shy, everyone signs. If you do not know Sign language we
will provide an interpreter for you. Be prepared to answer the students' questions: Name?
How old? Grade? Sign?
Parents or guardians need to alert their Child Study Team of their interest in a
change of placement for their child. It is the childís case managerís
responsibility to complete an application and send records. The Enrollment Department needs all the basic paperwork for a classified student:
Classification Conference Report, Child Study Team Evaluations, Audiometric
Data, a current IEP and immunization records.
Once all the information is reviewed, an invitation is made to the student to
attend Katzenbach for a trial period of one or two weeks. This enables the
student to experience our classroom routine and campus life. Staff uses this time
to determine the most appropriate program to offer
the student. If everything goes well, the student, with the district Child Study
Teamís support, can become a full time student within a short period of time,
usually as soon as transportation is arranged.
Katzenbach offers an innovative, technological and varied educational program,
which meets New Jerseyís Core Curriculum Content Standards. Parents and
guardians are encouraged to participate fully in their childís education by visiting the classroom
or after school activities. They
can join the parent organization, Katzenbach Parent and Staff Organization (KPSO),
and can participate in the Katzenbach Parent and Staff Educational
Foundation, Inc. (KPSEF).
Give us a call!