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

Map4251 L. St.
Phila., PA 19124
  • Education


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

School's Approach

ARAD: Bi-lingual environment (ASL) that helps students develop speaking, reading and written language skills. St. Lucy: braille, orientation and mobility, daily living skills and training on specialized equipment.

Additional Information:

Disabilities Served: Deaf / hard of hearing
Visual impairment / blind
County: Philadelphia
Location (state-county): PA-Philadelphia
Services Offered: Bilingual Services
Enrollment: 42
Grades or ages of school: ARAD: Grades K-8; St. Lucy: PreK-8
Staff:student ratio: 1:5
Gender of students: coed
Updated 2017-2018: yes
Transportation provided: no
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): $19,000
Tuition structure: Financial aid offered
Private pay
Scholarship offered
Assistive tech used: Computers/computer lab; iPads; Laptops; Learning Ally; SmartBoards; Braille Note Takers
Learning strategies/therapies utilized: ARAD: American Sign Language; St. Lucy: 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: 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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