Ohio School for the Deaf

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Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio, (Franklin County) 43214
United States
Coordinates 40°3′58″N 83°0′17″W / 40.06611°N 83.00472°W / 40.06611; -83.00472Coordinates: 40°3′58″N 83°0′17″W / 40.06611°N 83.00472°W / 40.06611; -83.00472
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established October 16, 1829
Superintendent Doug Lowery
Principal Greg Mendenhall
Grades Pre-K-12-(4 plus) after graduate
Color(s) Royal Blue and White         
Slogan the ultimate in total education since 1829...
Athletics conference Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association
Team name Spartans
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Athletic Director Bill Estes

Ohio School for the Deaf is a school located in Columbus, Ohio. It is run by the Ohio Department of Education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students across Ohio. It was established on October 16, 1829, making it the fifth oldest residential school in the country.[1] OSD is the only publicly funded residential school for the deaf in Ohio.

The mission of the Ohio School for the Deaf, an educational facility and resource center on deafness, is:

  • to provide comprehensive education for Ohio's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students which encourages independence and lifelong learning to promote social development and cultural awareness
  • to prepare students to attain their potential and become contributing members of their communities
  • to collaborate with schools and other educational programs serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students and their families to meet the individual needs of each student
  • all via a barrier-free communication environment using American Sign Language (ASL) and English.[2]


  • Douglas S. Lowery, Superintendent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gannon, Jack. 1981. Deaf Heritage–A Narrative History of Deaf America, Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf, p. 3 (PDF)
  2. ^ http://www.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/vision.aspx

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