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Visit our admission page for questions or contact about enrollment at the Indiana School for the Deaf.

Request for an educational tour is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19, volunteer requests are closed. Volunteers are always welcome. You must be over the age of 18 and pass a background check. Volunteer application available.

Indiana School for the Deaf Alumni Association, ISDAA, are graduates of the Indiana School for the Deaf. If you are a graduate of ISD, please add yourself to our directory.

Interested in working at the Indiana School for the Deaf?

Please visit our employment opportunities.

We are here for you. The staff at the Indiana School for the Deaf is always ready to answer your questions or address your concerns.

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If there are any issues with the website or wish to add resources to our website, please email isdmedia@isd.k12.in.us.


Return to In-Person Learning After the Holidays

*January 4th – 8th :   ALL students remain in Virtual Learning.  Follow the same schedule that we have been using since Monday, November 30th.

*January 11th – 15th:  ONLY DAY STUDENTS return to ISD in-person.  Dorm Students will remain Virtual.

*January 19th:  All students can return to in-person learning at ISD.  The dorms will open at 6:00 pm on the 18th for our residential students.

If you have been a Virtual student all along OR just switched to being a Virtual student then you will continue with that plan.  The above plan is for students who have been attending school In-Person prior to Thanksgiving break.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andy Alka, Middle School and High School Principal at aalka@isd.k12.in.us, Sandra Wascher, ECE and Elementary Principal at swascher@isd.k12.in.us, or Kim Kause, Director of Instruction at kkause@isd.k12.in.us by Friday, December 18th.  ISD will be closed from December 19th to January 3rd for winter break.

Language First Lab

Language First aims to educate and raise awareness about ASL/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong first language foundation for Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children. Visit website.

Parent Advocacy

Families of deaf and hard of hearing children attend meetings—Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, 504 meetings, and other types of meetings. What are these meetings about? How can you be the best advocate for your child? The Parent Advocacy app helps you to understand your child’s rights and to prepare you to work with the school in the best interest of your child. Get the app!

ASL and Reading Resources