Sunday, November 29, 2015
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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 bicultural 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 their 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

Academic Bowl

Gallaudet Academic BowlThe Midwest Regional Academic Bowl of Gallaudet University will be held at the Ohio School for the Deaf.

The Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD) is proud to the host the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl on December 3 – 5, 2015. Our four Spartans Academic Bowl players will compete against 16 residential and day programs for the deaf and hard of hearing. The competition consists of question and answer game of academic knowledge in history, science, math, literature and among others. Come and join us witnessing the rare opportunity of fine, young ‘cream of crop’ students competing for spots to enter the National championship competition on April 23 – 26, 2016 at Gallaudet University.

OSD is seeking volunteers to serve in various capacity positions throughout the competition. Click on the link for more information and complete the volunteer form: Volunteer Form

The events are open and free to the public. More information about the competition schedule can be found on this link:

For more information, visit www.gallaudet.edu/academic-bowl.html

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Break - No School
    Nov 26-27

  • Academic Bowl - Dec 3-5, 2015

  • Winter Break - No School Dec 21-31
    Jan 1 - No School

  • M. L. King Birthday - No School
    Jan 18

  • 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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The Ohio School for the Deaf thrives on its rich history and 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 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 commonspace are ready, willing and waiting to learn.

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