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Elementary School

Kindergarten through Fifth Grades

In kindergarten through 12th grades, standards-based instruction at RSD includes:
  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Art and Music
RSD Elementary School is where students in kindergarten through 5th grade receive instruction through American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Kindergarten celebrates 100 days in schoolOur bilingual program provides content instruction for Elementary students using both social and academic ASL and English to promote higher levels of language, literacy development and critical thinking skills. Teachers within our program individualize and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our goal is for students to master academic work at their grade level as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Using interconnected curriculum, opportunities to experience multi-disciplinary, hands-on learning and incorporation of technology, students discover their strengths as learners and develop self-confidence as the academic demands increase.

For assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (VP) or e-mail: Info@RSDeaf.org.

About RSD

Rochester School for the Deaf is an inclusive, bilingual school where deaf and hard of hearing children and their families thrive in an extraordinarily rich Regents-level educational environment.

Since 1876, RSD—one of America’s premier private and tuition-free schools, has been successfully building futures for our students and their families.

Hallmarks of an RSD education include:

  • New York State Regents-level educational programs;
  • Direct communication through American Sign Language and English;
  • Highly skilled teaching and support staff professionals;
  • Inclusive, barrier-free approach to teaching and learning activities; and
  • Support to students and their families through a wide array of accessible services.
RSD strives to go above and beyond all expectations to provide deaf and hard of hearing children and their families with a level of quality educational programs, support services and resources to effectively ensure a satisfying and successful kindergarten through 12th grade school experience.
An app for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing attending IEP meetings, 504 meetings, or other meetings.