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Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

Our students and staff help us pick our theme for the year.

This year, 2023-2024, Together We Climb!


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PDSD at the Senate

PDSD at the Senate

We're thrilled to announce that Senator Lela Alston has extended a special invitation to PDSD students to join her at the Senate on Monday for a...

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About Us

The Phoenix Day School for the Deaf provides a full array of educational and support services to day students in Elementary, Middle School and High School. These services include counseling, communication instruction (American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, speech reading, augmentative communication, public speaking, reading intervention, pragmatics, and communicative competence), audiology, occupational and physical therapy, vocational training, career counseling and transition planning.

Come Visit Us

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf: 7654 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Voice: (602) 771-5400 |  VP: (602) 845-8411 |  Fax: (602) 771-5364.

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

was established in 1967. PDSD is a division of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. PDSD has been providing quality educational programming for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for 50 years within the metropolitan Phoenix area. The school was originally established at the urging of Phoenix parents who wanted their children educated closer to home. PDSD began in 1967 with 26 elementary students and 5 teachers. Today they have 340 students in Preschool through 12th grade and 90 faculty. The high school department was established in 1979 with the first graduating class in 1983. PDSD has been fully accredited by the North Central Association since 1982.

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PDSD Vision/Mission

We, the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf community, promise to cultivate an environment that…

Honors the well-being of its students, families, staff and community members by:

  • Instilling a sense of pride, unity and appreciation of Deaf culture
  • Providing a safe, clean and well-structured environment
  • Respecting quality relationships that are healthy and positive
  • Nurturing the unique journey of each Deaf and Hard of Hearing child
  • Committing to dual language development in ASL and English
  • Celebrating accomplishments of individual and group goals

Promotes academic engagement of its students, families, staff and community members by:

  • Cultivating purposeful community involvement
  • Valuing strong family partnerships and cultural diversity
  • Communicating in a respectful, constructive and open manner
  • Focusing on intentional and consistent development
  • Achieving academic excellence through Active Participation
  • Implementing creative and differentiated instruction
  • Maintaining a growth mindset wherein skills and abilities of all are developed

Believes in success of its students, families, staff and community members by:

  • Upholding high expectations
  • Fostering independence
  • Applying learned skills
  • Empowering all stakeholders to be accountable
  • Inspiring confidence for lifelong learning
  • Preparing college- and career-ready graduates

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