School Placements

How do I pick a school?*

*The information in the following section was originally developed by a team that created a website focused on “raising deaf kids” (See About Us​). Minor edits may have been made.

Ask questions about the pros and cons of different kinds of schools. Then, follow  these steps:

  1. Find out what schools there are in your area.
    • Ask your audiologist and other people who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).
    • Call your school district and ask what choices they offer.
  2. Talk to parents of children who are DHH already in school.
    • Ask them how their children like the school. Don't forget to ask the students, too!
  3. Visit as many schools as you can.
    • Sit in on classes if possible.
    • Talk to the principal and teachers.
  4. Compare schools.
  5. Choose the school that best meets your child's needs.​