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Welcome to Clarke New York

Clarke New York serves children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families from the five boroughs, Westchester County and beyond, with exceptional staff, vibrant classrooms and parent-professional collaboration.

Clarke New York

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

At Clarke New York, a resource and school for children who are deaf and hard of heaing and their families, you’ll find acoustically-treated classrooms, state-of-the-art therapy rooms, an audiology booth and a sensory motor gym. Students also enjoy plenty of outdoor time, with a picturesque park just steps away.
Programs & Services

Clarke New York's Programs and Services

A team of master’s-level professionals work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families from birth through their preschool years.

Renowned for our early intervention services, innovative Inclusion Preschool Program and strong commitment to partnering with families, Clarke New York excels at providing infants and young children with the foundational listening and spoken language skills they’ll need to thrive, both academically and socially.

Transitional Planning Services are also available at Clarke New York to ease students’ transition into mainstream schools— working with the child, their family and the school staff to prepare for this important step.

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My daughter came to Clarke with no vocabulary, no way of clear communication. She was three at the time, and by the time she was three-and-a-half, she was a completely different person. Now she is 12 and competing globally as a champion chess player.

Clarke New York has a program to fit 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.

Birth to Age Three Program

Clarke New York’s early intervention staff work with families at the earliest point in their hearing loss journey, supporting parents as they learn about their child’s needs and options, enabling parents to make informed decisions and to have high expectations for their child’s future. Families and therapists work collaboratively to insure each child has the greatest opportunities to develop listening and spoken language skills and to reach all of their developmental milestones.*

Preschool / Early Childhood Program

At Clarke New York, children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn and play together, instructed by our master’s-level early childhood language and literacy specialists, who prepare them for success in kindergarten. Classes for newer listeners support students who are deaf or hard of hearing as they work towards independent listening and language skills. In our integrated classes, children who are deaf or hard of hearing with more independent listening and spoken language skills and students with typical hearing learn together.

Inclusion Preschool Program

At Clarke New York’s integrated preschool, children are supported in a variety of class types. In our integrated classes, children who are deaf or hard of hearing with more independent listening and spoken language skills and students with typical hearing learn together.

Summer Services

Clarke New York's summer preschool program offers a six-week summer session. For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, this intensive listening and spoken language program is approved by the school district on their child’s IEP.

Audiology Services

Clarke New York’s audiologist is available to evaluate hearing loss and provide patient-centered care to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Trainings & Workshops

Parents and professionals are supported through training, observation opportunities and workshops on-site; and by attending presentations by Clarke staff at conferences around the country.

tVisit® Teleservices Program

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

Master of Arts in Deaf Education

Clarke’s collaboration with Fontbonne University prepares professionals for future careers. The interdisciplinary master’s-level program incorporates best practices from deaf education, early childhood education, speech-language pathology and special education.

Support Groups

Clarke New York offers Support Groups, bringing families and experts together to share their experiences, ask questions and gain professional insight in a friendly setting.

Auditory, Speech and Language Services

Children with hearing loss enrolled in our Preschool Program receive individual auditory-based speech and language therapy regularly. As mandated by their IEP, children may also receive occupational or physical therapy.

*Our Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and by the Westchester County Department of Health.

Pursuant to New York State Law, Clarke is required to post the following information: The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program of residence (Growing up healthy 1.800.522.5006) to receive EIP services. EIP is funded by NYS and county governments. All EIP services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, but health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for early intervention services provided to eligible children and their families.

A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state approved evaluators under contract with NYS and all services must be authorized by the municipality of residence. All approved EIP services a child receives will be identified in collaboration with the parent and the Early Intervention Official Designee (EIOD). The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality.

When early intervention services are delivered in childcare settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs. Clarke New York is approved as a provider of Early Intervention Program services and is under contract with the NYS Department of Health to deliver early intervention services.​

Admission & Enrollment

Clarke New York 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 New York, a resource and school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, could be the right place for your child. What happens next?

Contact us

Contact us at info@clarkeschools.org or 212.585.3500 to learn more about any of our programs.

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Visit Clarke New York

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 are typically placed here and funded in partnership with their hometown school districts. We will work with your child’s IEP team to determine placement and service decisions.

Clarke New York, a resource for families and a school for children with hearing loss, 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 info@clarkeschools.org. or 212.585.3500 to learn more about any of our programs.

Visit Clarke New York

See our vibrant classrooms and professionals at work!

Interested families are invited to tour our Clarke New York 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 info@clarkeschools.org or 212.585.3500.

For Current Families

Quick Access to the Resources You Need

Clarke New York provides updates on Class Dojo, and/or sends automated texts and/or emails to update families on any weather-related delays or closings. In most cases, Clarke follows the same protocol as NYC Public Schools, so if the City decides to close schools due to inclement weather, Clarke does not have bus service. For the 2023-2024 school year, Clarke plans to have remote services for snow/weather closings. Please check Class Dojo for additional information.

Calendars

Forms, Policies, Handbooks for Current Families

Other forms, such as Monthly Observation form and Class Directory can be obtained by calling the school or by contacting your child's teacher.

Forms for Prospective Families

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. 

In Partnership

The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a not-for-profit organization guided by its mission “to further a spirit of cooperation among member schools by coordinating admissions practices and procedures in order to help ensure an orderly, fair and professional admissions process and thereby serve the educational purposes of the member schools.” Clarke and other member schools abide by the Principles of Good Practice and commit to providing a fair-minded admissions process that is respectful to applicant families, as well as to other member schools.

Contact Clarke New York

Voice/TTY: 212.585.3500

Fax: 212.585.3300

Christina Danese, Development and Communications Manager
Email: cdanese@clarkeschools.org

By Subway:

Take the #4, 5, or 6 to 86th Street. Take the M86 bus East to York Avenue. Walk East on 86th Street to the end of the Street (This will be East End Avenue). Turn right and walk South to 83rd Street. or Take the Q train to 86th Street. Take the M86 to York Avenue. Walk east along 86th Street to East End Avenue. Turn right and walk south 3 blocks to 80 East End Avenue at 83rd Street.

By Bus:

Take the M31 to York and 83rd street. Walk one block east to 83rd and York.

By Car:

North of 96th Street Take the FDR South to the 96th Street exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, continue straight onto the service road (the service road runs parallel to the FDR which you'll see on your left. Bear right to continue straight onto York Avenue. Make a left onto 84th Street. Make a right onto East End Avenue. Parking is available on East End Avenue in the parking garage. Clarke is located at the corner of East End Avenue and 83rd Street. South of 96th Street Take the FDR North to the 96th Street exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, make a sharp left through the underpass and a second sharp left onto the service road. Continue on to York Avenue (as above).

Our Stories

Hugo

Hugo is an active boy whose interests range from robots to music and sports!  

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Joshua

Meet Joshua, a remarkable four-year-old enrolled in Clarke's Preschool Program.

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Joey

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

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Recent Clarke News

Clarke Events

Summer Learning Week

Clarke joins education institutions across the globe in acknowledging the importance of keeping children learning during the summer. Summer Learning Week (July 15-19 , 2024) presented by the National Summer Learning Association is an opportunity to promote maintaining fun and language-rich environments throughout the summer.

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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.