The front of the school is shown on a cloudy fall day. There is a Blue school sign with yellow text that says “St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf” outside in front of the school.
This is an Image of the School Logo, a globe rests in the palm of a pair of hands - the title of the school is also listed and stacked horizontally


1. Is SFDS a religious school? Is there tuition?
No. SFDS is a nonpublic NYS supported school.

2. How do I enroll my child at SFDS?
Please contact Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Coordinator Beverly Rogers – Voice: 718-636-4573 ext 116
VP: 866-970-729 – Fax: 718-636-4577 –

3. Does SFDS educate Deaf students with other disabilities?
 Yes. We educate DeafBlind and Deaf Disabled students. Our students may be physically disabled, intellectually disabled, medically fragile, neurodivergent and/or multiple disabled. 

4. What are the class ratios at SFDS?
We have both 6:1:1 (6 students, 1 teacher, 1 assistant) and 6:1:2 (6 students, 1 teacher, 2 assistants) ratios.

5. What related services does SFDS offer?
We offer Counseling, Feeding Therapy, Occupation Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Orientation & Mobility (O&M), Speech & Language Therapy, Teacher of the Blind & Low Vision

6. What does multimodal communication mean?
Although our students receptively comprehend language either through American Sign Language (ASL) or spoken English some may not be able to express language through ASL or spoken English. Some students use other modes to express themselves including visual / tangible symbols, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), mid tech devices (i.e.- simple voice output devices) and high tech devices (i.e., iPads with speech generating software).