Our Demonstration Schools

The Clerc Center operates two accredited demonstration schools on its campus that enroll deaf and hard of hearing students. Both schools implement teaching and learning practices and promote a school climate that maximizes their academic potential in preparation for graduation and transition to postsecondary education and/or the workplace.


Kendall Demonstration Elementary School


Model Secondary School for the Deaf
  • Tuition-free
  • Serves students and families from Birth - Grade 8
  • Provides bus transportation within a 15-mile radius
  • Tuition-free
  • Serves students in grades 9-12
  • Enrolls students from all U.S. states and territories
  • Has a residential program for students who are not local

The Clerc Center is required to implement components of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Read our Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports.

The Clerc Center is also expected to maintain exemplary elementary and secondary educational programs and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative curricula, materials, and instructional techniques and strategies that can be used in various educational environments, including:

  • Regular classes
  • Resource rooms
  • Separate classes
  • Separate nonresidential schools (public or private)
  • Separate residential schools (public or private)
  • Homebound or hospital environments.

To learn more about our demonstration schools, you are welcome to visit:

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