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Student Life
  • Academics
    Academic programs are based on Ohio's Model Curriculum and the New State Standards in each of the core content areas. Through the IEP process, we strive to craft and implement an educational program designed to foster and develop each child's educational needs. OSD endorses a bilingual bi-cultural environment throughout the School. Each individual's communication rights and needs are recognized and respected.
  • The new school building opened in August 2013 and is designed to maximize the academic abilities of all deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  • Student Life
    The Student Life at OSD promotes individual student's transition to the maximum potential through education, empowerment, and communication. Our motto is to enrich the social physical, intellectual, communication, emotional, and spiritual aspects in our students' lives. By balancing all of these essential aspects, our goal is to encourage students to lead well-rounded lives following graduation.
  • The importance of athletics is recognized through a variety of sports at OSD. We believe that a balanced education includes a strong athletic program to allow students to expand upon their individual interests and talents. OSD students have the opportunity to travel to surrounding states for competition against their deaf peers as well as hearing peers. Involvement in sports fosters a sense of self-pride and accomplishment, while at the same time allows students to form strong bonds with others.
    All Teachers and Students come together to show OSD PRIDE!

News & Info

Video/Letter from Principal Doudt

Dear OSD Families,

I truly appreciate all of the many warm welcomes that I received from the OSD community. My family and I officially have settled down our roots. The month of October is here and the fall season has begun! The morning brisk chilled air has arrived. This change of season reminds me to take a quick pause and appreciate these changes. As we face many changes in our daily lives, the important thing to ask is how can we respond to change? How can we be proactive when we face change? Here at OSD,with many changes, our teachers are working hard to prepare our students for the future. Our students are motivated and engaged in their schoolwork.

I would like to recognize many good things that has been happening around campus. Recently, OSD celebrated International Peace Day. This involved every student from kindergarten to our seniors. The students made origami peace cranes and signed a pledge towards peace. This event was such a success!

We recently held our first parent/teacher conference night. It was a success! I had great time meeting and getting to know our parents. Our middle school students are practicing hard for their upcoming Battle of the Books event. Our female middle and elementary students are involved with Girls on the Run organization. I cannot forget to mention that our varsity soccer team recently earned a great victory against the West Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Go Spartans!

There are many other things going on around campus. I enjoy seeing our students thrive socially and academically. As your new elementary/middle school principal, my goal this year is to continue to support OSD’s mission and vision.  I also want to provide top-notch academic and personal support to our teachers, staff, and students. I look forward to a great school year!

Onward and Upward!

Joshua Doudt's signature

Joshua Doudt

Elementary/Middle School Principal

Yearbook 2018-2019


It’s never too early to start thinking about getting the one book that captures memories from your time at OSD. Visit the sites below to learn more about this year’s OSD Yearbook.

Yearbook Info: http://osdyearbook.weebly.com

Yearbook Facebook: http://facebook.com/osdyearbook

Statewide Services -


Statewide Services would like to welcome educational interpreters to the EIPA Video Conference Workshop Series for the 2018-2018 school year. See attached flyer for more information, and registration [here].

Please note: The above link is not fully accessible for screen readers. Please contact Lynda McChesney at 614-501-1631 for the text to be read if needed.

Parent/Student Handbook
Student Life Handbook
Calendar for 2018-2019
The Ohio Chronicle
Monthly Student Newspaper, September Issue

For information on how to subscribe to The Ohio Chronicle,
please email thechronicle@osd.oh.gov
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Strategic Plan for year 2017-2022
OSD Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Who We Are

The Ohio School for the Deaf thrives on its rich history and the belief that every student will achieve every day. The spirit and liveliness are infectious as staff greet children each day, from youngsters enrolled in the Alice Cogswell Center and the Early Learning Center preschool to the post-high school students who have elected to participate in the 4Plus transition program. The children and teachers in every classroom, laboratory and common space are ready, willing and waiting to learn.

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