Graduates of the California School for the Deaf will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, competency and self-esteem to achieve fulfilling personal lives and careers. Empowered with a positive Deaf identity, they will possess the confidence, discipline, leadership and productivity that will enable them to become contributing citizens in a democratic society.
The mission of the California School for the Deaf is to provide comprehensive
educational programs which create a strong foundation for future learning among graduates in an accessible learning environment that recognizes Deaf students and adults as culturally and linguistically distinct. The school will ensure that students receive a quality education with emphasis on full communication access through fluency in both American Sign Language and English. This will enable students to reach their maximum potential while preparing them to function effectively in a diverse technologically-evolving world.
Statement of Beliefs
The California School for the Deaf, Fremont has made a commitment to be a Deafcentered environment in which the design of learning and the language of instruction are consistent with a Bilingual-Bicultural approach to educating Deaf children. The school values itself as a multi-cultural community of varied ethnic backgrounds through which people are able to learn and work together to promote the academic, linguistic, vocational, cultural, social, emotional and physical development of Deaf children. The involvement of parents, students, staff, the Deaf community, the business community and the community at large is regarded as essential to the mission of the school.
Are you considering enrolling your child at CSD? Then take a family tour.
For families interested in bringing their children to the California School for the Deaf, the school provides a special three-hour tour. These tours are lead by the Family Education Coordinator.
The tour provides an in-depth look at the campus. Each tour is different, depending on the ages and interests of each family. As part of the tour, the family has the opportunity to meet with some of the teachers, see various programs, eat lunch in the school cafeteria, and visit the cottages to get an idea of what student life facilities are like at CSD. The tour provides a wonderful opportunity for the family to ask any questions they might have about the school. A chance to go to the admissions office to start the enrollment process is also included.