Focus on Clarke School, New York

by NYC Firm Schools on June 2, 2010

Founded in 1867, Clarke School, located at 80 East End Avenue, is a special school for hearing impaired children. Its New York Campus opened in 1999 and serves children from birth to age 5. Clarke is approved by New York State as an Early Intervention Service Provider and has contracts with New York City (all 5 Boroughs) and Westchester County to provide early intervention services for children and families.


Clarke School is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The two story school consists of classrooms and therapy rooms as well as an audiology sound booth and a sensory motor gym. Children enjoy recess and outdoor activities at the beautiful Carl Schurz Park, just one block from the school. Classrooms utilize sound field amplification systems and are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child’s development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. We partner with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential.

Clarke helps the hearing impaired child not only through advances in hearing loss technology, thus able to help kids eventually be able to integrate into regular school programs. This is called Mainstreaming, which requires personalized support based on the child and their level of disability.

More than 800 children and their families benefit every year from programs and services at Clarke’s five campus locations (Boston, NYC,  Jacksonville, Northampton and Philadelphia). You can contact the Clarke School by visiting their campus or by calling 212-585-3500.

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