Established in 1885, FSDB is a fully accredited state public school and outreach center available tuition-free to eligible Pre-K and K-12 deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired students, including meals, boarding, transportation and other services.
Comprehensive educational services at FSDB are individualized, specific to the unique communication and accessibility needs of each student to develop independence and lifelong success. Currently, FSDB serves about 600 students on campus in Pre-K and K-12 academic programs, as well as about 400 infants and toddlers and their families across the state of Florida through Parent Service Programs.
Families choose FSDB for the unique resources and opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere. Students choose FSDB for ease of direct learning, the variety of academic programs and campus life activities, and the effortless communication they have within the campus and community partners. The highly qualified teachers who have chosen to work at FSDB are the foundation of our educational programs with a core philosophy to meet each students specific needs, abilities, and learning styles in order for them to acquire knowledge and skills, build confidence, and achieve independence. And the colleges and businesses who choose to partner with FSDB provide students with opportunities to develop valuable career knowledge, hands-on experience, and skill sets.