Marie Philip School (PreK-12+)
Hi there. We’re the kids at Marie Philip School at The Learning Center. We’re deaf. We’re hard of hearing. Some of us are good students and will go to college. Some of us have multiple challenges and may require sheltered environments when we graduate. Some of us are better athletes than any kids you know. Some of us are better writers than any kids you know. Some of us hate making our beds or doing other chores, like any kids you know.
We’re a total of 200+ kids of many sizes and abilities. We’re infants, toddlers, primary and secondary students aged a few months to 22 years. Some of us are only here a few hours while our parents go to the early intervention program called Parent Infant Program (PIP). Some of us live here all the time. Most of us go home after school. We feel cared about and comfortable here. Our teachers, our classmates, our staff and our parents respect us, include us and encourage us. We work hard, we play hard and we communicate with as much passion, intensity, delicacy and nuance as kids in any classroom or on any playground.
We’re kids who refuse to be ignored. We want to be treated the same way you treat any other kids. Our teachers are strict, but kind; challenging but nurturing. Their academic standards are high. We’re kids with the same kind of personal pride and persistent peculiarities as any others. We’re kids who want to go to school, hang out with friends, text, tweet, tease, and embrace life with the fullness of our potential.
It’s difficult to really understand this place and how it works until you visit. Almost everyone who comes here leaves totally amazed. That’s because Marie Philip School at The Learning Center for the Deaf is amazing!
Come see us. We’d love to show you around.
The students at Marie Philip School