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About Marie Philip School

Where deaf and hard of hearing students thrive.
Marie Philip School (MPS), our Pre-K - 12+ day* school, enrolls nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing students on our Framingham campus.  We are proud of our history as the first school in the United States to have adopted the ASL/English bilingual, bicultural model in a K-12 educational setting.

Inside Marie Philip School

Early Childhood Center

Student hanging on a ladder.

The Early Childhood Center at MPS enrolls deaf and hard-of-hearing children aged 0-6.  Our ECE program is distinctive in our expertise in developing age-appropriate cognitive, communication, language and social skills for deaf and hard of hearing children.

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Elementary School

The teacher checking on students while they work on their assignments.

The MPS Elementary School offers a robust and accredited educational program that benefits deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Massachusetts.  Students in grades 1 - 5 study a typical elementary school curriculum, with the addition of ASL and Deaf Studies. As is the case with all of our programs, the Elementary Program encourages the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and English in instruction in order to build literacy in both languages.

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Parent Infant Program

Mother and daughter communicating each other.

The Badavas Parent Infant Program (PIP) enrolls deaf and hard of hearing children birth to age 3 who are enrolled in Early Intervention programs across the state of Massachusetts. We offer family and child playgroups, home visits, individual sessions with a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, and classes in American Sign Language. 

Learn more about PIP

Residential Program

Two students doing artwork.

MPS offers students the opportunity to reside on campus during the school week available for qualifying students in the middle and high school programs. Our residential programs teaches vital transition skills needed for post-graduate life. Our residential program offers a “home-like” atmosphere, with varying levels of staff support, engaging students in developing independent living skills in a supportive community environment.

Learn more about MPS Residential Program

Secondary School

Group picture of three students at cafe.

The MPS Secondary School enrolls deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Students in the MPS Secondary Program (middle + high school) enroll in a blend of rigorous academic and life skills courses that ultimately prepare them for college or a rewarding career in a variety of fields.  

Learn more about MPS Secondary

Support Services

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We provide a continuum of services that ensure every student at The Learning Center including Marie Philip School and Walden School have the support they need to succeed. This includes a comprehensive school counseling program, a skilled nursing division, communication access services, school library and more. 

Learn more about Support Services

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Early Childhood Center

Student hanging on a ladder.

The Early Childhood Center at MPS enrolls deaf and hard-of-hearing children aged 0-6.  Our ECE program is distinctive in our expertise in developing age-appropriate cognitive, communication, language and social skills for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Learn more about Early Childhood Education

Elementary School

The teacher checking on students while they work on their assignments.

The MPS Elementary School offers a robust and accredited educational program that benefits deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Massachusetts.  Students in grades 1 - 5 study a typical elementary school curriculum, with the addition of ASL and Deaf Studies. As is the case with all of our programs, the Elementary Program encourages the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and English in instruction in order to build literacy in both languages.

Learn More about MPS Elementary

Parent Infant Program

Mother and daughter communicating each other.

The Badavas Parent Infant Program (PIP) enrolls deaf and hard of hearing children birth to age 3 who are enrolled in Early Intervention programs across the state of Massachusetts. We offer family and child playgroups, home visits, individual sessions with a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, and classes in American Sign Language. 

Learn more about PIP

Residential Program

Two students doing artwork.

MPS offers students the opportunity to reside on campus during the school week available for qualifying students in the middle and high school programs. Our residential programs teaches vital transition skills needed for post-graduate life. Our residential program offers a “home-like” atmosphere, with varying levels of staff support, engaging students in developing independent living skills in a supportive community environment.

Learn more about MPS Residential Program

Secondary School

Group picture of three students at cafe.

The MPS Secondary School enrolls deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Students in the MPS Secondary Program (middle + high school) enroll in a blend of rigorous academic and life skills courses that ultimately prepare them for college or a rewarding career in a variety of fields.  

Learn more about MPS Secondary

Support Services

teacher signing to a student.

We provide a continuum of services that ensure every student at The Learning Center including Marie Philip School and Walden School have the support they need to succeed. This includes a comprehensive school counseling program, a skilled nursing division, communication access services, school library and more. 

Learn more about Support Services

MPS Galloping Ghosts

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From our first day,  I had an overwhelming sense of destiny that this is where we belonged.  He has thrived in his years at TLC and to see him surrounded by children and adults who know ASL and communicate with him freely is incredible.  The barriers to language and full inclusion that sometimes exist in the wider world, don't exist at TLC and William can be himself 100% of the time. He is becoming a proud, confident Deaf boy through his time at The Learning Center.   I am eternally grateful to The Learning Center for the Deaf for providing my whole family a community and language. 

Jen F.
Parent of MPS Student

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