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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Indiana School for the Deaf's Website! It is with great pleasure that the ISD Community can provide such a wonderful mechanism to share the school's programs and services. We hope you enjoy all the information about ISD and will visit our site often.

The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard of hearing students nursery school to high school. It provides services to approximately 355 enrolled students on campus. About 60 percent of the students live at school during the academic year. Accordingly, the school offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations.

ISD has a strong educational partnership with Ball State University that provides a full year on campus experience for sophomores in the field of Deaf Education. The sophomores live on campus, work as paraprofessionals during the school day, take classes through Ball State in the evening, and work as assistants in the residential program. The program has been in existence for over 30 years and has been beneficial to both Ball State University and ISD.

Vincennes University has a satellite American Sign Language Program on ISD's campus that provides an Associates Degree upon completion of the course work. It is the only degreed American Sign Language Program in the United States on the campus of a residential school for the Deaf. The enrollment has doubled in the past year through advertisement of the program and a strong commitment by Vincennes University and the ISD.

The Indiana School for the Deaf is proud of its summer programs and continues to provide a full range of summer programs for both enrolled and public school students. Some of the summer programs are:
  • ISTEP & Remediation
  • Extended School Year Programs
  • Camp Willard
  • Athletic Camps
ISD strives to be a World Class School and, through the support of the State of Indiana, the ISD School Board, parents, families, students, alumni, and other partners in the ISD Community, that goal is being accomplished.