Who We Are
The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind provides superior education for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/vision impaired, deafblind, and deaf or blind with other disabilities. Our welcoming, fully-accessible learning environment fosters self-confident students who are contributing citizens and life-long learners. At VSDB, students share equal experiences and challenges and, often for the first time, feel equal to their peers, make friends, and become leaders.
At no cost to families, our comprehensive, state-aligned education programs serve students from birth through 21 or until they “age out” of Special Education Services. Students in grades 1 through 12 and beyond may attend as residential or day students. We offer PreK-12 education with both residential and day options. VSDB’s multi-year high school program expands on the traditional four-year high school program to provide students access to a full array of transition services that prepares them for life after graduation. We are an important resource for communities throughout Virginia who draw upon our expertise and services.
Established in 1839, VSDB is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is accredited by AdvancEd under the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
To enroll, a student must be referred by a public school system in Virginia.