Located on the beautiful campus of La Salle University
Clarke Philadelphia, a school and resource for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, is located on the beautiful campus of La Salle University. Just minutes from Center City, Clarke is easily accessible for families in the PA suburbs and surrounding counties.
The site serves children and their families from birth through young adulthood. We partner with caregivers to provide the knowledge and support needed to help their children build the listening, learning and spoken language skills to reach their full potential.
Programs & Services
Clarke Philadelphia’s Programs and Services
In its collegiate setting at La Salle University, Clarke Philadelphia professionals provide high-quality education and therapy to babies, toddlers and preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Classrooms are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss and utilize sound field amplification systems paired with the children’s personal hearing technology.
Clarke Philadelphia also offers audiological services and inclusion opportunities for preschoolers in collaboration with CORA Early Years. Mainstream services provided by Clarke Philadelphia’s teachers of the deaf support private, charter and public schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Clarke Philadelphia has programs 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 have your child supported at their mainstream school.
Clarke Philadelphia Mainstream Services
Admission & Enrollment
We’re here to help you make an informed decision about your child’s education and communication.
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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.
Visit Clarke Philadelphia
Come meet our expert staff and see our dynamic classrooms in action!
Interested families are invited to tour our Clarke Philadelphia site, where you will meet Clarke professionals, see our acoustically-optimized space and learn more about our programs and services.
For Current Families
Quick Access to the Resources You Need
Other forms, such as Monthly Observation form, Class Directory and Application/Enrollment can be obtained by calling the school or by contacting your child's teacher.
Clarke Philadelphia is located in the former Germantown Hospital on the campus of LaSalle University. When coming to Clarke Philadelphia from I-76, please take I-76 to Route 1 (Roosevelt Blvd). You will exit Roosevelt Blvd at Germantown Avenue. This will place you on W. Roberts Avenue, which changes to Berkley Street and then Stenton Avenue.
At a traffic light, you will then turn left onto Belfield Avenue and then, at the next traffic light, you will turn right onto Wister Street. At the traffic light at Wister and Chew Avenue, you will make a tight left turn onto Penn Blvd.
When approaching the location from Chew Avenue, you will see signs at the entrance to the complex for both LaSalle University and the Crisis Response Center. After turning into the complex, please turn into the second driveway and parking lot on your right, Parking Lot J. After parking, please proceed to the building and entrance closest to Chew Street. Our building is red brick and has large lettering on the front that says "Germantown Hospital Medical Building". Please note that there will be a $2.00 charge for exiting Lot J. Please see someone on staff at Clarke to inquire about receiving a parking token to avoid this cost prior to completing your visit at Clarke Philadelphia.
If you are using GPS for directions, our address is 2 Penn Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Please be aware that the street name is "Penn Blvd." and not "Penn Street" as there is "Penn Street" as well that is not the location of our facility.
Recent Clarke News
Mercy, a youth leader and Clarke mainstream student, shares her experiences as a student with a disability and discusses the value of mentoring on a Forbes blog.
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