Student Life

FSDB students are able to enjoy independence and experience a wide range of opportunities within the safety and security of a beautiful 80+ acre campus, where they can learn, live and play. 

Girl dribbling basketball past a defender.
FSDB Cheerleader lifted in air during fo
FSDB Girls Goalball team holding championship trophy.
FSDB Football player running with the ball.


FSDB is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Students have the opportunity to compete in 11 team sports with public and private schools across the state and nation. School coaching personnel work with about 300 student-athletes each year.


Athletic National


FSDB Blind Elementary students performing on stage.
FSDB Outta Sight band performing on stage.
FSDB Dance Troupe members performing on stage.


FSDB offers dynamic and comprehensive programs in the performing arts. The range of opportunities available means that every student talent finds a place for expression. Students have the opportunity to participate, develop, and refine their knowledge and skills in dance, drama, instrumental and vocal music, and theatre arts.


Performing Arts


Deaf middle school girls playing a board game in the dorm.


The FSDB Boarding Services program provides a homelike environment, free of charge for enrolled Florida students. Beginning with the youngest students at age five and continuing to adult students up to age 21, the Boarding Program focuses on teaching life skills essential for successful transition to the adult world of independent living, employment, postsecondary training, and community involvement.

A deaf student helps a blind student learn how to fish in the recreation program.
FSDB blind student kayaking
FSDB students playing flag football.

Recreation Program

The Recreation Program is part of the Boarding Services expanded core curriculum. Boarding students have a variety of after-school and evening activity choices that promote a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. View the monthly recreation calendars below.

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Bowling

  • Exercise and Fitness

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Movie Nights

  • Rock Climbing

  • Swimming

  • Individual Sports

  • Team Sports

  • Themed Dances

  • Special Events/Trips


School-based Clubs & activities

Apart from the athletics and recreation programs, FSDB students have a wide variety of choices for participation in school-based clubs and activities.

Deaf Golf Camp
FSDB Blind Ski Club in Colorado
FSDB students in front of Supreme Court
FSDB Deaf Elementary Safety Patrol
  • Academic Bowl

  • Blind Ski Club

  • Braille Challenge

  • Chess Club

  • Close Up

  • Deaf Golf Camp

  • Family Reading Nights

  • Girl Scouts

  • Junior NAD

  • Math Counts

  • Outdoor Club

  • Robotics Club

  • Safety Patrol

  • Science Fair

  • SkillsUSA

  • Young Life


School Clubs

& Activities