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The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD), a non-profit, tuition-free school, provides academic and extracurricular programs to deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through twelfth grade. Founded in 1869, WPSD continues its tradition of excellence through services to children across Pennsylvania.

Why is WPSD Right For Your Child?

WPSD’s barrier-free, all-inclusive communication environment meets the needs of the individual student. American Sign Language, Sign Supported English and Spoken English are all incorporated to promote the academic, social, emotional and physical development of our students. Why is WPSD the right School for your deaf or hard of hearing child? Discover all that the School has to offer students – download a copy of Why WPSD?, tour the School by viewing the video in this section, browse our newly redesigned website or call 412.371.7000 to schedule a visit.

 A Video Tour of WPSD

Enjoy Our Newsletter

Our newsletter, published three times during the school year, is a publication that features the Programs of WPSD and provides information about student accomplishments, events on campus, and the ongoing efforts to promote the success and achievement of deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Pennsylvania.  Simply click on the cover to download your copy today and discover the many exciting opportunities available to our students, who enjoy the Programs of WPSD!