Fanwood Life Magazine Spring 2018 | Page 2

Mission The mission of New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) is to maximize the whole person potential of each student through comprehensive, rigorous educational programs and services within a communication and language-rich environment. NYSD is also committed to serve as an exemplary resource in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. As a community to achieve its goals, NYSD collaborates with families, school districts, agencies, the deaf community, the educational research community, philanthropic sources and other key stakeholders. Vision NYSD's students will become confident, contributing, well-rounded, and successful individuals in an ever-changing world. Founded in 1817, New York School for the Deaf, the oldest school for the deaf in New York State and the second oldest in theĀ United States, is a private 501(c)3 organization, operated in cooperation with the New York State Education Department. Page 2