About WSD

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Washington School for the Deaf is a fully accredited school serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade. WSD offers:

  • Free transportation and housing for residential students outside the greater Vancouver area
  • A twenty-four hour learning environment
  • Positive role models: approximately 75% of instructional and cottage staff is deaf
  • Strong linguistic support for acquisition of American Sign Language and English
  • Rich academic & cultural atmosphere
  • Environment that encourages students to communicate freely, grow socially and emotionally, and achieve high standards
  • Student organizations & extra curricular activities
  • Competitive varsity sports, cheerleading and intramural sports
  • Student leadership and social skills development that fosters citizenship, sportsmanship, and good moral character


Washington School for the Deaf is proud to be dually accredited through AdvancED and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).

You can view the reports here:

CEASD Accreditation Report
AdvanceED External Visit Report