St. Rita School for the Deaf educates any student that has a communication need where sigh language or augmentative communication might be of benefit. This can include students who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf-Blind and students with apraxia, autism, or Down Syndrome. Helping students develop meaningful communication is the foundation of St. Rita School for the Deaf.
IEP teams consisting of parents, district representatives, outside support agencies, intervention specialists, general education teachers, and related services staff work together to create individualized education programs designed to meet the unique needs of each student.
Classes are kept small to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and give each student individual attention.
Teachers use visual aids and hands-on experiences to teach students about math, literacy, science, technology, social studies, and language.