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.

Student PictureAdmission procedures involve:

  1. Review of our application completed by the parents, including any available school and therapist data.
  2. A conference with the parents
  3. 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.


  • We’ve started searching for a new Head of School for the 2015-16 school year.  Dr. Mayer is ready to mentor new leadership for the school.  Click here to view the complete job description and application information.


    September 2nd
    First day of school for 1st - 8th grade students

    September 20th
    Join us here at school
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    September 8th
    First day for Preschoolers and Pre-K students

    October 6th
    School Picture Day

    October 9th
    Curriculum Night
    Line up those babysitters, this is an adult only evening

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