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Clerc Center FAQs

What is the Clerc Center?
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children (ages birth through 21) who are deaf or hard of hearing. Two demonstration schools, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) are part of the Clerc Center.
Gallaudet University
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Information and Resources

What are the admission requirements for KDES or MSSD?
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School Admissions page

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Admissions page

Who do I contact for information about (student records, admissions, training, World Around You, Odyssey, KDES and MSSD sports, MSSD residential halls, cochlear implants, transition, etc.)?
Contact information for the Clerc Center

How do I arrange to tour KDES or MSSD?
Visit the Clerc Center

Isn't the Clerc Center part of Gallaudet University?
Yes, the Clerc Center is the pre-college part of Gallaudet University. We are located on the Gallaudet campus in northeastern Washington, D.C.

What is Info to Go?
Info to Go is a centralized source of information on deaf and hard of hearing people from birth to age 21. This includes education of deaf children, hearing loss, careers in the field of deafness, assistive devices and communication with deaf and hard of hearing people, legal considerations related to hearing loss, and employment of deaf and hard of hearing people.
Info to Go