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The Learning Center for the Deaf is a community of learners and provides opportunities for students to explore the world, explore their own interests and talents, and to pursue their dreams.  Our students range from those who have complex learning profiles and multiple challenges to those who are headed to Ivy League colleges.

The Learning Center for the Deaf serves approximately 200 students on campus.  We serve students who are:

  • Deaf
  • Hard-of-hearing

We work closely with each student, his/her family, and his/her Local Education Agency (LEA) to determine whether or not The Learning Center is able to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the student. 

We strive to meet the needs of every student and help them maximize their full potential.  Once enrolled, we are committed to helping the student, the family, and the LEA establish appropriate educational and vocational goals and develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) that provide the support, training, and supervision most appropriate to the student.  

In our PreK-12 School and our Walden School we offer:

  • AP and college preparatory classes.
  • A full-range of courses designed to help students meet MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) requirements as well as elective courses to help students explore their own individual interests.
  • A variety of after-school programs including an opportunity to join competitive athletic teams which compete in local and regional leagues against both deaf and hearing schools.
  • Intensive needs classes for students with cognitive or developmental delays.
  • 5-day boarding programs for students who live too far away to commute daily or who benefit from the additional support of our Life Skills training which is built into the Residential Program.
  • Speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other support services to ensure students receive the assistance they need.
  • Therapeutic treatment for students who need clinical support in addition to their educational classes.

For additional information about The Learning Center for the Deaf and our admission process, contact:

Mary Jane Huru
Family Liaison



The Learning Center for the Deaf is a non-profit, non-sectarian day and residential school organized under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Early Education and Care. 

The Learning Center for the Deaf accords children of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school, including all its educational and administrative policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

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