Model Secondary School for the Deaf - Laurent Clerc National Deaf

MSSD is a fully accredited tuition-free residential high school for deaf and hard of hearing students located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) provides a comprehensive day andresidential four-year high school program for students from various states and United States territories. Enrollment ranges from 250 to 300 students. MSSD students are typically between ages 14 and 21. The majority of new students begin in the fall semester, but students are also admitted throughout the year. An array of support services are available to all MSSD students, including, but not limited to communication support services, audiological services, counseling services, social work services, psychological services, and health services. Delivery of many of these services takes place within the instructional teams. Staff who provide support services are assigned to one or more instructional teams and work with those teams to meet the needs of individual students within the context of the theme-based, integrated curriculum. MSSD students are expected to graduate ready for the challenges of adult life.

800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 651-5031 - TTY/Voice

(202) 651-5109




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