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Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Address
45 Round Hill Road

,
01060

Coordinates42°20′18″N 72°37′50″W / 42.3382°N 72.6306°W / 42.3382; -72.6306Coordinates: 42°20′18″N 72°37′50″W / 42.3382°N 72.6306°W / 42.3382; -72.6306
Information
Former nameClarke School for the Deaf
TypeNonprofit organization teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak
Established1867
PresidentBruce Skyer
StaffMore than 150 staff members
FacultyMore than 30 faculty members
Gradespreschool through high school
Enrollment1,000 annually
Campuses
  • Clark Boston
  • Clark Florida
  • Clark New York
  • Clark Northampton
  • Clark Philadelphia
MascotCougars
Websiteclarkeschools.org

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (formerly Clarke School for the Deaf) is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing using listening and spoken language (oralism) through the assistance of hearing technology such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Clarke's five campuses serve more than 1,000 students annually in Canton, Massachusetts, Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Clarke is the first and largest organization of its kind in the U.S. Its Northampton campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022.[1]

Introduction

Clarke School for the Deaf was founded in 1867 in Northampton, Massachusetts, as the first permanent oral school for the deaf in the United States. In the first quarter of 2010, Clarke announced the new name from Clarke School for the Deaf to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.

In the present day, Clarke's operates from five locations:[2]

Media

In 2007, Clarke School was featured in the PBS documentary, "Through Deaf Eyes" produced by Larry Hott. The documentary depicted deafness and Deaf culture in the United States and the choices parents face between sign language and oral language.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Weekly listing". National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Clarke Locations". Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.