Marlton School

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Marlton School
4000 Santo Tomas Drive
Los Angeles, California
United States
Coordinates 34°00′32″N 118°20′37″W / 34.008978°N 118.343503°W / 34.008978; -118.343503Coordinates: 34°00′32″N 118°20′37″W / 34.008978°N 118.343503°W / 34.008978; -118.343503
Type Public
Established September 1968
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Grades K-12
Color(s) blue and yellow
Athletics Crosstown League, CIF Southern Section
Mascot Eagles

Marlton School is a K-12 (K-5 for students who are not deaf) public school for deaf and hard of hearing students in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles.[1] This school offers a bilingual program in American Sign Language and English. Marlton was one of the first non-residential schools to be admitted to the prestigious Center for ASL/English Bilingual Education and Research (CAEBER) program called ASL/English Bilingual Professional Development (AEBPD).

The school is a Special Education site that is part of District One of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

The Marlton School Community is the only day school for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in LAUSD. The school serves the entire district.

Marlton School is also prominent for its partnership with California State University, Northridge, Deaf West Theatre, Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD), the Greenelight Foundation, and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Marlton School was the inspiration for Carlton School for the Deaf on ABC Family's television show Switched at Birth starring Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc.[2]


It was founded in September 1968 as a pre-Kindergarten through grade 9 school. A high school program began in the fall of 1971, and the first student to graduate from Marlton's high school program, previously a student at Hollywood High School after attending Marlton's elementary and junior high programs, did so in 1972.[3]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Marlton School


  1. ^ Slate, Libby. "Interpreter Henry Lowe : The Philharmonic's Silent Partner." Los Angeles Times. August 12, 1987. Retrieved on July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Tweet by Marlee Matlin on Twitter
  3. ^ "Marlton School History." Marlton School. Retrieved on June 27, 2016.