St. Mary's School for the Deaf is committed to providing equitable access to exemplary educational programs that prepare deaf students to be self-directed, lifelong learners, who are productive members of society.
St. Marys School for the Deaf (SMSD) is a private, state-supported 4201 school that serves deaf and hard of hearing children from infancy through age 21. There is no tuition charge for New York State residents. SMSD has been the primary source of quality education utilizing the full spectrum of communication modes since 1853. A few of our proudest achievements include starting one of the nations first preschools for the deaf, our unique Teacher Preparation Program where students can be qualified to work in any school for the deaf in the country, our continuous improved technology to enhance students learning and our hands on experience to get our students ready for jobs.