Friday, October 21, 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!

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Meet Tom Stanton – OSD’s new Elementary Principal

Tom Stanton I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and am the youngest of three siblings. After graduating from high school, I moved to Knoxville, TN to attend The University of Tennessee. Originally, my major was Environmental Engineering, but I changed it to Education during my sophomore year. Soon after, I took a class that allowed me to select any school setting that I wanted to experience in order to help me determine what and where I would like to teach. I chose to be placed at Tennessee School for the Deaf. That was my first experience working with Deaf students and the beginning of my career as a teacher and administrator.

I graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS and MS in Deaf Education. After graduation, I taught elementary and middle school students at Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) for 5 years. My wife, Tara, and I then moved to Memphis, TN where I taught middle and high school Deaf and hard of hearing students in a self-contained classroom in Shelby County Schools for 5 years. During that time, I went back to school and graduated from Union University with an EdS in Administration and Supervision and an EdD in Educational Leadership and also became father to my four children (Charlie, Lydia, Kate, and Caroline). I then left the classroom to be a regional, elementary school Special Education Supervisor and the district-wide Hearing Impaired Program Supervisor at Shelby County Schools for 3 ½ years. Although my experiences in Memphis and the public school system were invaluable, I always had a strong desire to return to East Tennessee and to TSD. When the middle school Principal position at TSD became available I knew that I had to seize the opportunity and I served in that capacity for the past 2 ½ years.

I am very honored to become part of the Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD) family and its rich history. My experiences as a teacher and administrator in the residential school setting and the public school system have allowed me to appreciate all of the benefits that a residential school provides for Deaf students. I believe that a setting that allows for open communication, direct instruction, and lifelong relationships and that provides opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as clubs, organizations, and athletics offers our students the best opportunity to develop into well-rounded adults who are prepared for whatever path they may choose after high school. I look forward to working with students, parents, and staff, to helping OSD achieve its mission of graduating students who are independent, productive, lifelong learners, and to honoring the proud history of OSD and the Deaf community.

News & Info

Parent/Student Handbook
Calendar for 2016-2017

Yearbook Sale

“Show Your True Colors,”

OSD’s 2015-2016 yearbook is available for purchase. Use the form here. If you are an alumni or not able to come to campus, email Cheri Balk at balkc@osd.oh.gov to ask about buying one. 
Yearbook Sale for 2015-16 School year

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 10 - Columbus Day
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  • Oct 24 - Second Quarter starts

  • Nov 10 - Professional Day
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  • Nov 11 - Veteran's Day
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  • Nov 14 - Professional Day
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  • Nov 22 - Dismissal @ 2:30PM

  • Nov 23-25 - Thanksgiving
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  • Dec 19-20 - Professional Days
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  • Dec 21-30 - Winter Break
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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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