New York School for the Deaf was founded in 1817 and has a long history of providing excellent education for deaf and hard of hearing students. Please support this great school and community. All children deserve the best environment for reaching their highest potential. New York School for the Deaf allows students the chance to communicate freely with their peers and teachers. It is a vibrant place where students can readily play sports, join clubs and be a part of a caring community. This environment gives students the confidence and education needed for future success. Thank you!