Observing at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf


  • Observations are done on a limited basis.
  • At least one-week notice is required. Please take that into consideration when contacting our school and planning your visit.

General Information:

  • The school day runs from 8:30 am through 2:50 with lunch/ recess for the students from 11:50 to 1:00.

Departments:  Parent Infant, Eart Childhood Education and School Age

  • classified as Deaf, Multiply Disabled or DeafBlind
  • classrooms are 6:1:1 or 6:1:2 ratios
  • preschool through 8th grade (ages 3/4 through 13/14).
  • Teachers are certified Teachers of the Deaf (TOD) or Certified Special Education Teachers
  • student with hearing loss AND other diagnoses such as vision loss, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, etc.

Related Services:

speech-language, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, vision and orientation and mobility.

Special Subjects:

Gym, Art, and ASL Storytelling

Observation Requests Forms:

Contact Eileen Whelan, Supervisor of Instruction and Operations at ewhelan@sfdesales.org