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Middle School

RSD Middle School: Sixth through Eighth Grades

Middle School students working on their Ozobot projectIn 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 Middle School includes 6-8th grades where a sense of being part of a community is encouraged and instilled.

The Middle School years at RSD span two great transitions: from Elementary School to High School. During these important years, students experience significant physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Our middle school teachers and staff are instructors and role models to help shape students they grow and learn about the world. Students receive instruction in English, American Sign Language, math, science social studies technology, family and consumer science, art, music and health. We offer many opportunities for hands-on learning both on and off campus. Students will have access to the highest quality of academic, leadership, and residential and extra-curricular opportunities.

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.