Welcome from Our Executive Director
Welcome to The Learning Center for the Deaf. The pages of this website were created to provide you with photographs of our children and our campus, as well as an overview of our programs and our vision, but we sincerely hope you will come visit our 14-acre, multi-building campus so you can see what distinguishes us. As the first school in Massachusetts to use sign language as the primary language of instruction, we remain committed to giving deaf and hard-of-hearing children the earliest possible access to language and to creating language-rich learning environments. We’d love to show you how being in a bilingual and bicultural school works for the 200+ children we teach on our campus every day.
We’ll offer you and/or your group a tour, introduce you to our staff, faculty and students—deaf and hearing—and show you how we engage infants, toddlers and children K-12, as well as their families in a vibrant, supportive, language-rich learning community.
We will also explain more about the programs and services we offer to students and families across the state - in fact, many people are surprised to learn that we serve more students in public mainstream classrooms all across the state than we do on our campus. In total, combining both our on- and off-campus programs, we are providing educational services and support to over 450 students and families in more than 94 towns in Massachusetts and from 15 other states.
In addition, more than 1,000 patients (of all ages) visit our full-service Outpatient Audiology Clinic each year and more than 100 people from the community enroll in our evening American Sign Language classes each semester.
There is always something interesting happening on our campus. Visitors tell us they can feel the warmth of our environment, sense the dedication of our teachers and staff, and witness our strong commitment to high academic standards. We care about the whole development of each child at The Learning Center, and in all of our programs, we carefully nurture each child's physical, intellectual and emotional health. Please enjoy our website, and then contact us to arrange a visit and tour.