Dear Parents and Prospective Students,

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf (SFDS) offers a complete academic program for deaf and hard of hearing students from Preschool through Upper School (8th grade). Students enroll in the school as young as three (3) years of age and may remain at SFDS until they are fourteen (14). To qualify, children need to be diagnosed with a severe to profound hearing loss (80 dB or more) or other audiological/neurological impairment for which their ability to process speech is impaired.

If you have a child between the ages of birth to 5 years and are interested in educational services at SFDS please contact our school directly at 718-636-4573 (voice) or 347-227-0891 (videophone) or contact the PPS Coordinator - Beverly Rogers at brogers@sfdesales.org

If your child is ready to enter Kindergarten or is age 6 and older an application process will need to be initiated. The application process begins with you filling out several forms including the SFDS Application Form, the Case History Form and the Release for Exchange of Educational and Medical Information Form. Once we receive this, we can schedule an admissions screening which may include audiological and psycho-educational testing for your child. From there, the Admissions Review Team will go over all of the documents we have on your child and make a recommendation regarding the best educational placement for your child.

If your child is admitted to SFDS, your son or daughter will be attending a school that is committed to the academic development of all of our students. In a diverse, bilingual environment, we help each student achieve personal excellence and become responsible lifelong learners. We accomplish this through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, where teachers and support staff strive to develop and implement an educational program designed to promote and develop your son or daughter's educational needs.

If you are interested in having a tour to see the educational programs on the SFDS building, please contact our school directly or via email at school@sfdesales.org.

On behalf of SFDS, we thank you for your interest in our school. If you have any questions about our admissions process, please feel free to contact the Executive Director - Jodi Falk, Ph.D at jfalk@sfdesales.org

To request more information:


Contact the Admissions Office:
The PPS Coordinator -
Beverly Rogers


Excutive Director -

Jodi Falk, Ph.D


Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm

718-636-4573 (Voice)

718-636-4577 (Fax)

347-227-0891 (VP)

You can also request more information with this form:

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