New Jersey's School for the Deaf

Residential Program


Whether itís Interscholastic sports, clubs, field trips, swimming, bowling, shopping, scouts, games, captioned television, movies, arts and crafts projects, board games or story telling, our students participate fully in a linguistically rich environment utilizing direct communication in our Residential program.  Our students swim at The College of New Jersey on a weekly basis.

     Katzenbach is the only Residential Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students in New Jersey. Our program is staffed by appropriately certified Deaf and Hearing personnel and delivers age and level appropriate activities for the students, four nights a week.  The residential program is in operation Monday through Thursday nights.

An important component of the Residential Program is the Educational Resource Center that is open everyday. A Certified Teacher of the Deaf provides tutoring and guided study time.  The residential staff closely coordinates long term projects and homework with the academic staff.   

The consideration of a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing student's direct communication needs is an important part in the development of the IEP.  Day students can participate in recreational activities by the provision of a late bus, or residential placement for the length of the activity.   The sending school district arranges the transportation. 

Email Us for More Information ... Brian Marion, Director of Campus Life