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Deaf Elementary School Tour

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Deaf Elementary School Tour
Deaf Elementary School Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a 360° look around our 80+ acre campus, located in historic St. Augustine. Virtually get an inside look at one of the nations leading deaf and blind schools. The FSDB experience—unlike any other school—gives students the edge, so they can do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.

Gore Hall (School)

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Vaill Hall (Dormitory)

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Playground

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Cafeteria

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Library & Media Center

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Settles Gym

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FAQs

How many students attend FSDB?


About 575 students are enrolled in Pre-K and K-12 programs on campus, and about 400 students are enrolled in Parent Infant Programs throughout the state of Florida.




What kind of transportation is available for students?


Students in the Boarding Program receive bus service to and from their hometown on weekends and holidays. Students living in St. Johns County and the surrounding counties are transported to and from home on a daily basis. Local families also have the option of transporting their children between school and home.




What kind of after school activities are available at FSDB?


FSDB provides diverse extracurricular opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs and activities, performing arts programs, and recreational activities that take place in state-of-the-art facilities. Students also take part in athletic and academic competitions with public and private schools in Florida and at other deaf and blind schools across the country. Academic and athletic teams at FSDB hold national championship titles and regional awards.




What is the average class size at FSDB?


We maintain small class sizes to allow teachers to meet each student’s specific needs. At the elementary level, the classes average between six to eight students. At the middle school level, the average class size is eight students. At the high school level, the average class size is 10 students.




My child has cochlear implants. Can s/he attend FSDB?


Many students who attend FSDB use hearing aids and cochlear implants to maximize use of residual hearing.




What services are available for children from birth to age six?


Our Parent Infant Program serves Deaf/HH and/or Blind/VI babies (ages birth to five) and their families in their home environment. Our Early Learning Center is a Montessorri-based program on the FSDB campus that serves Pre-K students ages 3-5.




What is the communication philosophy at FSDB?


All forms of communication are used and encouraged, including American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and written English.





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