Sunday, February 14, 2016
Academic- new school entrance
Student Life
  • Academics
    Academic programs are based on Ohio's Model Curriculum and the New State Standards in each of the core content areas. Through the IEP process, we strive to craft and implement an educational program designed to foster and develop each child's educational needs. OSD endorses a bilingual bi-cultural environment throughout the School. Each individual's communication rights and needs are recognized and respected.
  • The new school building opened in August 2013 and is designed to maximize the academic abilities of all deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  • Student Life
    The Student Life at OSD promotes individual student's transition to the maximum potential through education, empowerment, and communication. Our motto is to enrich the social physical, intellectual, communication, emotional, and spiritual aspects in our students' lives. By balancing all of these essential aspects, our goal is to encourage students to lead well-rounded lives following graduation.
  • The importance of athletics is recognized through a variety of sports at OSD. We believe that a balanced education includes a strong athletic program to allow students to expand upon their individual interests and talents. OSD students have the opportunity to travel to surrounding states for competition against their deaf peers as well as hearing peers. Involvement in sports fosters a sense of self-pride and accomplishment, while at the same time allows students to form strong bonds with others.
    All Teachers and Students come together to show OSD PRIDE!

News & Info

Lions Club helps OSD make holidays bright for students
Lions Clubs and Superintendent and Principal

Several Central Ohio Lions Clubs collected nearly $1,000 to help fulfill holiday wishes for OSD students and their families. OSD would like to thank members from the following Lions Clubs for their generosity this holiday season: Amanda Lions Club, Baltimore Lions Club, Beverly Lions Club,Heath Lions Club, Licking Valley Lions Club, Millersport Lions Club,Pickerington Lions Club, Rushville Union Lions Club, and Tarhe Lions Club. 

From Left to Right: Past District Governor: George Bachman; District Governor 13-K Dan O’Connor; OSD Superintendent Doug Lowery;Zone 4 Chair Barb Boggess; and OSD Principal Greg Mendenhall


Upcoming Events

  • President's Day - No School
    Feb 15

  • Professional Day - Student No School
    Mar 24

  • Spring Break - No School
    Mar 25 - Apr 1

  • Graduation - May 25 @ 6:30PM

  • Last Day of School - May 26

  • Teacher Work Day - May 27

Parent/Student Handbook and Calendar for 2015-2016

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Who We Are

The Ohio School for the Deaf thrives on its rich history and the belief that every student will achieve every day. The spirit and liveliness are infectious as staff greet children each day, from youngsters enrolled in the Alice Cogswell Center and the Early Learning Center preschool to the post-high school students who have elected to participate in the 4Plus transition program. The children and teachers in every classroom, laboratory and common space are ready, willing and waiting to learn.

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