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School for the Deaf

Four students hold their backpacks on the first day of school. One students has his hands in the air as he goes down a slide.

School for the Deaf Overview

The School for the Deaf offers quality academic programs that meet all of the standards set by the SC Department of Education. Highly qualified teachers and staff serve students in grades Pre-K3-12 with:

Strong Academic Programs

  • Small, individualized classes
  • Unit and lesson plans designed to meet the specific needs of students who are deaf or hard or hearing
  • Classes taught using American sign language

Special Education and Related Services

  • Literacy coach, technology coach, certified speech language pathologists, audiologist, and sign language interpreters
  • Nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health and related services


  • Computer tablets or laptops for every student
  • Assistive and adaptive technology
  • Specialized classroom equipment

Career and Independent Living Preparation

  • Career exploration
  • Work-based learning
  • Transition instruction 

Active Student Life

  • Art, music, and other enrichment classes
  • Field trips and regional skills competitions
  • Clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities
  • Sports and recreational activities