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. 


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 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.

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.

  • 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

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General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527


PH: 800-992-8747

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 904-827-2331

PH: 904-827-2356

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315