• New NWSDHH building
    New NWSDHH building
  • Eighth grade graduation
    Eighth grade graduation
  • Preschoolers in classroom
    Preschoolers in classroom
  • Student with SEE dictionary
    Student with SEE dictionary
  • NWSDHH mural
    NWSDHH mural

Welcome to Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

Birth to Three

Children from birth to age three who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties may enroll in services at no cost to the family. We work together with families to maximize each child’s natural ability for language acquisition using both Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) and spoken language.

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Preschool to 8th Grade

Grounded in our highly effective teaching methods, we help children from preschool to 8th grade develop the communication skills they need. We provide the foundation for our students to thrive socially and academically – in the classroom, at home, on the playground and beyond.

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S.E.E. Classes

teacher signing to young girl

Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) is a method of signing that allows all the parts of English to be seen and heard at the same time. Most S.E.E. signs are borrowed from American Sign Language (ASL) or are modified ASL signs. S.E.E. follows English closely, while ASL is a complete language of its own. 

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Girl in a blue cap and gown smiles in front of a tree-filled background

NWSDHH relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to deliver high-quality educational programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Your support helps to ensure cost is not a barrier for the families we serve. NWSDHH is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

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