Serving families state-wide!
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, is located in the historic Mandarin area of the city of Jacksonville, and offers services daily on-site, at homes and online.
Programs & Services
Clarke Florida’s Programs and Services
We provide listening and spoken language programs and services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families throughout the state. These services are referred to as "auditory-oral" in Florida.
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, has a dedicated team of professionals who teach children to listen and speak. We also provide family coaching to help establish a language-rich setting within the home.
Clarke Florida has program to meet your needs...
Whether you want to maximize the early language development of your baby or find a supportive and personalized preschool class for your toddler.
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Admission & Enrollment
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How students are funded
Children ages birth to three are funded by support from the Florida Department of Health and private grants. Students ages 3- 7 are typically placed at Clarke Florida through their neighborhood school and funded in partnership with state, local and private sources such as the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) Discretionary Project Auditory-Oral Grant. Clarke Florida is a provider for VPK-SIS services and an approved school/provider with the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA).
Clarke Florida, a resource and school for children with hearing loss and their families, 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.
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Meet our Clarke Florida expert staff and see our dynamic classrooms in action!
Interested families are invited to tour our Clarke Florida site, where you will meet our professionals, see our acoustically-optimized space and learn more about our programs and services.
For Current Families
Quick Access to the Resources You Need
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Take Interstate 95, from north to south, to interstate 295, which is approximately 9 miles south of the Jacksonville center. Take I-295 North (Toward Orange Park) to the first exit, No. 3, (approximately 1 mile) which is Old St. Augustine Road. At the Exit Ramp turn to the right and go north on Old St. Augustine Road. Continue on Old St. Augustine for approximately 2 miles, passing through four traffic lights. Clarke is located on the east side just past Crown Point Road. We are located in the one-story, white, stucco building (The Doctors Center). Our office is Suite 8.
Start Interstate 10 East until it terminates into Interstate 95. Take I-95 South approximately 9 miles to Interstate 295. Take I-295 north and follow the instructions above.
Recent Clarke News
As Clarke celebrates American Education Week this November, we’re honoring the work of educators who support students of all ages and generating awareness that impactful, safe, just and equitable learning is essential. For context, American Education Week was instituted in
Clarke is thrilled to announce the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has generously donated $100,000 to benefit all five Clarke sites in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The Hearst Foundation conducted a virtual site visit with Clarke Boston in April
Webinar Series for Families: 10 Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Support Your School-Age Child
This webinar will provide 10 strategic ways a speech-language pathologist’s skillset can help guide and support your child with hearing loss along the school-age continuum using a listening and spoken language approach. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play an important role in
Webinar Series for Professionals: Trading in the One-Time In-Service for Consistent Communication with Teams
Participants will learn about the current research, challenges and best practices for serving students who have hearing loss and additional disabilities. This webinar will begin by examining the prevalence and wide range of additional disabilities that can co-occur with hearing
Event Details: January 15 – April 15, 2023 Virtual Clarke Presenter: Britt Coffey, PhD, MEd View all sessions Meeting Student Needs in a Consultation-Only Model By Britt Coffey, PhD, MEd Increasingly, the field of deaf education is moving toward an