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Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf / Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments

Secretary Sister Noreen Friel
Map4251 L. Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • Education


ARAD - For students who are deaf/hard of hearing.
SLDS - For students who are blind/visually impaired.

School's Approach

We utilize an academic curriculum with accommodations such as American Sign Language and Braille to meet the needs of our students with sensory impairments.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Deaf / hard of hearing
Visual impairment / blind
County: PA
Location (state-county): PA-Philadelphia
Services Offered: Bilingual Services
Enrollment: 40
Grades or ages of school: PreK-4 through 8th grade
Staff:student ratio: 1:5
Gender of students: coed
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure: Financial aid offered
Private pay
Scholarship offered
Assistive tech used: iPads; Laptops; Learning Ally; SmartBoards; APEX Braille Note Takers, Braille Translation Software
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Fast Forward Reading, First in Math, Orientation and Mobility, ASL, Braille
Support services/therapies offered: ARAD students receive adaptive art, gym, music and computer. St. Lucy Day School curriculum also includes adaptive gym, music and computer. Speech therapy, vision services
Support services: Counseling
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Vision services
Extracurriculars offered: St. Lucy: Art classes, Library, Music
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Field trips
Physical education
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Extended day
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