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P.R.I.D.E.

Positive Attitude. Respect. Independence. Determination. Excellence.

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Pre-K Program

The CSDB Early Education Center and preschool programs focus on thematic centers and experiential learning opportunities for students from ages three through seven.  We adapt our curriculum and instruction to meet each student's unique learning and communication styles.  We focus on establishing a strong academic foundation both our deaf/hard or hearing and visually impaired students to foster success in future grades.

The Early Education Center

The School for the Blind

The School for the Blind provides specialized and intense services that focus on the unique learning needs of students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities. We provide a broad range of instructional programs and specialized instruction, including a residential program. About 20% of our students in the school for the blind reside on campus Sunday night through Friday afternoon, traveling back to their homes on a weekly basis. Students who live in the Colorado Springs area, live at home during their enrollment and are transported to the school on a daily basis by their local school districts.

The School for the Blind

The School for the Deaf

The School for the Deaf provides a comprehensive academic program for students who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades PK-12. Teachers challenge each student to achieve his/her potential in a signing environment that promotes the development of language and a positive self-concept. Annually, a team of professionals develops an individualized education plan for each student. The development of language, communication skills, critical thinking skills, appropriate social skills, and application of learned concepts are emphasized. Opportunities to mainstream in areas of strength are provided through a collaborative effort with the local public school districts.

The School for the Deaf

The Employability Program

The transition program at CSDB is designed for students ages 14-21. Students will discover and explore the various opportunities available to them through hands-on instruction, Project Based Learning, guest speakers, and off-campus experiences. As students make progress, they will fine-tune their work abilities, determine job preferences, and learn to become independent.

The Employability Center

Outreach Program

Outreach Programs are designed to meet the needs of students statewide who do not attend CSDB, their families and school district staff. A variety of services for students, birth through high school, who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing are available.

Outreach Programs

Student LIfe

Student Life encompasses a wide ranges of activities and programs including Athletics, After School Activities, and a Residential Program.

Student Life

 

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1874

School Founded by

Jonathan R. Kennedy

500+

Deaf/HH & Blind/VI Children

Served Campus & Statewide

35+

Acre Campus located

in Downtown Colorado Springs

10+

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left: three young boys and a teacher touch a lit-up shape board; right, two young boys play with trucks near a keyboard

A new year, a new school, new friends, new teachers, and new curriculum to match it all! While any preschool is certain to bring a variety of newness to any child’s life, this is certainly true for the CSDB preschool this year. In addition to many new students and a new teacher, CSDB’s preschool is also implementing the HighScope curriculum for the first time! More preschool curriculum

 

Bridges to Life students, in the Employability Center, have been learning what it takes to work in a warehouse, like Care and Share food bank. We want to extend a huge thanks to the Care and Share staff for providing food distribution in their center, as well as volunteer opportunities for CSDB students.  More Care and Share

[Photo: Group of Bridges to Life students listening for work instructions from their supervisor, standing in the center]

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