At Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (NWSDHH) your child will develop the skills and confidence to compete academically and participate fully in a hearing society. We invite you to visit us, talk with our students and teachers, and see first-hand how our nurturing and rigorous program turns deafness into a difference rather than a limitation.
We offer classes for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in preschool through 8th grade. As part of our program, most NWSDHH students attend a mainstream local school for one to three classes per day.
On average we have about 40 total students enrolled at our school, with approximately six students per class. This allows us to give highly-personalized instruction, including 15 minutes of individualized tutoring per day in speech, listening, vocabulary, and English.
As a non-profit organization, we aim to keep our highly effective learning program within reach of all Western Washington families. More than 20 public school districts in Western Washington partner with Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (NWSDHH), meaning that you may be able to receive free tuition and transportation. For those students not receiving school district support, full or partial scholarships may be available.
Any deaf or hard-of-hearing child in preschool through 8th grade who is not ready to function independently in a regular classroom setting is eligible to apply to our program. Eligible applicants are admitted on a first come, first served basis.
- Submit a completed admissions application, along with relevant school, audiological and therapist records.
- You will be contacted to attend an information session and personalized tour. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the school and the services available for your child.
- NWSDHH staff will coordinate a one-on-one evaluation for your child.