Northwest School for Hearing-Impaired Children serves students, preschool through middle school, who need special education primarily because of a hearing loss. Any deaf or hard of hearing child who is not ready to function independently in a regular classroom setting is eligible to apply to our program. Parents are welcome to observe our school before applying.
Admission procedures involve:
- Review of our application completed by the parents, including any available school and therapist data.
- A conference with the parents
- A brief evaluation of the student by NWSFHIC staff.
Eligible applicants are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Many school districts in Western Washington contract with our school to provide free, appropriate, public education to their deaf and hard of hearing students. These contracts provide the tuition and transportation costs for the vast majority of our student body.