New Jersey's School for the Deaf
Elementary School Program


The Elementary School program serves children between five  and ten years of age in Kindergarten
through Fourth grade. Our curriculum follows the Common Core Standards. Modifications and accommodations are made to meet the learning and communication needs of our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children at the annual review meeting to develop their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

     Classes are self-contained and include the traditional academic offerings of Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, and Health, with a double period of English & Writing.  Students also attend special classes in ASL Literacy, Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts.  Additional services include adaptive physical education, speech & language, counseling, and audiological testing.  Our bilingual philosophy of English and American Sign Language in instruction engages our students to all aspects of learning through both the visual and auditory learning channels.

Special programming is available for students with additional disabilities.  All classes are taught by appropriately certified instructors who have special training in working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with multiple disabilities. This program meets the distinct needs of students by providing individualized instruction through direct communication with a low student to adult ratio.

Our Extended Day program for our students is unique, as it meets the needs of our students within our regular Residential Program.   

Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as the Educational Resource Center, Girl Scouts, storytelling, assemblies, and field trips provide our students with additional learning opportunities.  

All third through eleventh grade students participate in the state required assessments of student achievement through the PARCC or Dynamic Learning Maps.  At the end of Fourth Grade our students are ready and eager for the challenges of the Middle School Program.


Enrollment Information

Mrs. Margaret Provost