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Listening. Speaking. Learning Together.

DePaul School is an Approved Private School under the Pennsylvania Department of Special Education. Students who are approved to attend by their neighborhood schools or Intermediate Unit are enrolled at DePaul School at no cost to the family. This only applies to students aged three and up. In most cases, this includes transportation.

DePaul School offers programs from infancy through 8th grade. We are one of only a handful of schools in the United States offering programs beyond primary grades for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our knowledgeable staff can evaluate your child’s needs and provide additional information to help your family determine if our program is right for your family.

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Founded in 1908 by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech has been providing quality Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) education for children who are deaf or hard of hearing for over 115 years. DePaul School is an approved private school licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We provide equal educational opportunities to all students who qualify for admission to our programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, or national origin.

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Students and families come from all over the world to attend DePaul. We have had students from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, and more! As one of the only Listening and Spoken Language schools to teach deaf or hard of hearing students from infancy through eighth grade, DePaul School has been a hub of students and families from all walks of life.

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DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
6202 Alder Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4389