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Northampton

Welcome to Clarke Northampton

Clarke Northampton is a school and resource for infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Clarke’s first site, drawing families and thought leaders in the field of educating those who are deaf or hard of hearing since 1867.

Clarke Northampton

We are committed to helping children reach their full potential.

Clarke Northampton, a school and resource for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, is the founding location of the Clarke organization. It’s also the site of our award-winning hearing clinic, the Clarke Hearing Center.

The Northampton area is home to a range of expert education professionals. It offers students access to cultural attractions and learning opportunities.
Programs & Services

Clarke Northampton has programs and services for you.

From newborns to seniors, we offer a continuum of services providing customized education and care to people with hearing loss.

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The service, education, support and compassion that we are receiving from Clarke gives us the belief that regardless of his hearing loss, our son will pursue his dreams and completely fulfill all of his potential.

- Clarke Northampton parent

Clarke Northampton has programs 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, we can help. Discover small, customized classrooms for your school-age student. We also have an award-winning hearing clinic that will service your hearing aids.

Birth to Age Three Program

Early intervention professionals coach families in creating a language-rich environment within the culture of the home. Learn More

Preschool / Early Childhood Program

During our year-round preschool, families discover the benefits of learning and communicating as a family. Learn More

tVISIT Program

Clarke's tVISIT (teleservices Virtual Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers) Program connects speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf with families via videoconferencing. Learn More

Auditory, Speech and Language Services

Clarke'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. Learn More

Educational Audiological Services

Our educational audiologist supports students in the mainstream to ensure they have optimal technology to provide access in all learning environments.
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K-8 Program

Students are taught by masters-level teachers of the deaf and receive speech and language therapy. Learn More

Clarke Buddies

Clarke Buddies is for ages 6 to 17 and offers in-person weekend meet-ups where children share their experiences and participate in fun and engaging activities. Learn More

Support Groups

Our welcoming and expert staff help families learn strategies to support language development. We accomplish this through play, speech, listening activities and sharing experiences.
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Clarke Hearing Center

Trusted by patients in the Pioneer Valley since 1974, Clarke’s award-winning, community-based hearing clinic supports clients of all ages.
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Inclusion Preschool Program

The inclusive, year-round preschool classrooms bring children who are deaf or hard of hearing together with their peers who have typical hearing. Learn More

Master of Arts in Deaf Education

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

Audiology Services

The Clarke Hearing Center has licensed professionals to evaluate hearing loss and provide hearing aids and other assistive devices. The clinic provides audiological, patient-centered care to infants, children, adults and families. Learn More

Trainings & Workshops

Families learn strategies and build confidence to support their child’s learning and communication. This includes professional development opportunities that benefit collaborating service providers through in-service events. Learn More

Summer Services

Throughout the summer we offer birth to age three, itinerant teaching, consulting, support groups and preschool classes. Learn More

Clarke Northampton Mainstream Services

Mainstream Services

The Mainstream Services team was established in Northampton in 1977 and includes a fleet of experts. We have itinerant teachers of the deaf, speech-language services, transitional planning and more. Learn More

Itinerant Teacher Services

We have a team of teachers that serves students from preschool through high school. Both mainstream school settings and virtual sessions are available. Learn More

Speech, Language Services

Speech-language pathologists work with students from preschool through high school. We help students develop the listening and spoken language skills they need to succeed socially and academically. Learn More

Educational Audiological Services

Educational audiologists support students in the mainstream. We ensure they have optimal technology to provide access in all learning environments. Learn More

Transitional Planning Services

Ease transitions into mainstream school settings. Our mainstream professionals prepare the student, and the staff of the school to receive the student. Learn More

Consulting Services

Experienced teachers of the deaf provide support and training to school professionals, families and students with a variety of personalized services. Our consulting incorporates strategies to enhance each student’s communication. Learn More

Admission & Enrollment

We’re 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. Do you think Clarke Northampton could be the right place for your child? What happens next?

Contact us
Contact us at info@clarkeschools.org or 413.584.3450 to learn more about any of our programs.
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Visit Clarke

We will arrange a safe 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 admits children who are deaf, hard of hearing and 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 413.584.3450 to learn more about any of our programs.

For Current Families

Quick Access to the Resources You Need

For up-to-date weather-related closings at Clarke Northampton, visit WWLP.com.

Calendars

Classroom Blog

Some Clarke sites offer a private, password-protected blog for families of Clarke students. The blog features photos, information about classroom lessons, and more. Current families 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. 

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Contact Clarke Northampton

Voice: 413.584.3450

Fax: 413.587.0383

Jenny Sophis, Development and Communications Manager
Email: jsophis@clarkeschools.org

Our Stories

Krystina

Krystina attends the University of New Hampshire as an empowered advocate for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Joe

Joe is a fifth-grader in Clarke’s K-8 Program. He has profound bilateral hearing loss and uses bilateral cochlear implants to...

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Alex

Alex, who is profoundly deaf in both ears and wears digital hearing aids, attended Clarke’s preschool and elementary school programs...

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Recent Clarke News

Clarke Events

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Virtual Conference Featuring Clarke Presenter

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

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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.