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Welcome to Clarke Boston

Clarke's second site opened in 1995 as a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Clarke Boston serves hundreds of children and their families throughout Eastern New England, the Cape and Islands.

Clarke Boston

Providing listening and spoken language services to Boston-area families

Located in Canton, MA, Clarke Boston is a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing that includes four acoustically-treated classrooms, six therapy rooms, a caregivers’ space and a lively playground designed for small children.

Programs & Services

Clarke Boston's Programs and Services

At Clarke Boston, we serve children who are deaf of hard of hearing—from newborns to teenagers—with a customized education intended to meet listening and spoken language goals.

With a focus on the whole child, Clarke Boston’s many programs and services are designed to build skills in listening and spoken language and literacy, while also cultivating the individual social, emotional and cognitive tools each child needs to thrive.

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When I first observed a Clarke classroom, I saw immediately that the children were really involved and asking thoughtful questions. I could see there was an emphasis not just on language, but on thinking and being confident. I knew this would be the place for my daughter because I saw how accepting and wonderful the teachers were. I knew she would blossom at Clarke.

Clarke Boston has a program to fit your needs...

Whether you want to maximize the early language development of your baby, find a supportive and personalized preschool class for your toddler or support your student at their mainstream school.

Birth to Age Three Program

Early intervention professionals at Clarke Boston support families to create robust listening and spoken language learning environments at home. Families also have access to individualized speech therapies and in-home services.

Preschool / Early Childhood Program

Preschool and kindergarten students three to eight years of age come to Clarke Boston five days a week, year-round, and receive speech and language therapy daily, facilitated by a speech-language pathologist or teacher of the deaf.

tVisit® Teleservices Program

Clarke offers a full range of Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) services virtually, for children of all ages and their families.

Support Groups

Clarke Boston hosts support groups for families to meet each other, talk in an open environment and request input from our knowledgeable staff.

Master of Arts in Deaf Education

Clarke’s collaboration with Fontbonne University, an interdisciplinary master’s-level program incorporates best practices from deaf education, early childhood education, speech-language pathology and special education.

Auditory, Speech and Language Services

Clarke Boston’s speech-language pathologists and teachers work with students from preschool through high school, providing the listening and spoken language skills they need to succeed at school.

Audiology Services

Clinical and educational audiology services are available to evaluate hearing loss and provide patient-centered care to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Summer Services

Clarke Boston offers many of its services, like Birth to Age Three, itinerant teaching and consulting, support groups and preschool classes, throughout the summer season.

Trainings & Workshops

We hold trainings and workshops for families and professionals, designed to educate and enhance our work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing! Professional development opportunities benefit collaborating service-providers through in-service opportunities and events.

Clarke Boston Mainstream Services

Mainstream Services

Through our Mainstream Services, Clarke Boston serves children ages 3 to 18 in their neighborhood schools, providing access to itinerant teachers of the deaf, and offering consulting services to school staff.

Itinerant Teacher Services

Clarke Boston’s teachers of the deaf serve students in preschool through high school, face-to-face in mainstream school settings and also providing consultation through virtual sessions.

Speech, Language Services

Clarke Boston’s speech-language pathologists work with students from preschool through high school, developing the listening and spoken language skills they need to succeed socially and academically.

Educational Audiological Services

Our educational audiologist works closely with mainstream students and school staff to be sure the student has the best access to sound and necessary technology within their educational setting.

Transitional Planning Services

Clarke Boston offers Transitional Planning Services to facilitate transitions into mainstream school settings, preparing both the student and the school staff for this important step.

Consulting Services

Experienced teachers of the deaf provide support and training to school professionals, parents and students through a variety of personalized services which incorporate specific strategies to enhance each student’s communication and success.

Admission & Enrollment

Clarke Boston is here to help you make an informed decision about your child's education and communication.

You’ve researched our programs and services, and read about children and families who have found success at Clarke. You think Clarke could be the right place for your child. What happens next?

Contact us

Contact us at or 781.821.3499 to learn more about any of our programs.

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Visit Clarke Boston

We will arrange a visit for your family so you can meet Clarke professionals, tour our facilities, visit our classrooms and learn more about our programs and services.

How students are funded

Students at Clarke Boston, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, are typically placed here and funded in partnership with their hometown school districts.

Clarke admits children who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides services to our families regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

A high-quality, specialized education is within reach.

Contact us at or 781.821.3499 to learn more about any of our programs.

Visit Clarke Boston

See our vibrant classrooms and professionals at work!

Interested families are invited to tour our Clarke Boston site, where you will meet Clarke professionals, see our acoustically-optimized space and learn more about our programs and services.

Contact us

To arrange a tour, contact us at or 781.821.3499.

For Current Families

Quick Access to the Resources You Need

Clarke Boston sends automated calls, texts and emails to update families on any weather or emergency-related delays or closings.


Forms, Policies, Handbooks

Classroom Blog

Some Clarke sites offer a private, password-protected blog for parents of Clarke students, featuring photos, information about classroom lessons and more. Current parents will be offered access to the blog at enrollment. For questions, contact your site directly.

Clarke Speaks Up Blog

Clarke Speaks Up features upbeat stories from the Clarke community as well as up-and-coming news from our professionals in the field. 

Contact Clarke Boston

Fax: 781.821.3905

Melanie Austin, MS, CCC-SLP, Director

Shira Fishbon, Office Manager

Jenny Sophis, Development and Communications Manager

Our Stories


Karas is a confident and positive child who effortlessly speaks both English and Arabic. 

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Joey, diagnosed with bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, excels thanks to Clarke's tVisit® Teleservices.

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Meet Ayla, a fashionista who recently added a new accessory to her everyday look, a cochlear implant!

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Recent Clarke News

Clarke Events

May is National Speech-Language-Hearing Month

Event Details: May 2024 Celebrated Internationally Clarke joins ASHA and an international effort designed to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the options available to those with hearing loss. Join the conversation on social media, tag @clarkeschools and add

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Cocktails with Clarke (21+)

Celebrate Clarke Boston at Trillium Brewing Company! Join us for an evening to celebrate Clarke Boston with familiar faces and new friends. Guests 21-and-older will include donors, families and local business supporters who share our vision and who support Clarke’s

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Our professionals are here to help.

Please contact any of our locations to learn more about Clarke’s broad array of programs and services.