Our Mission

Clarke provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, nearly 1,000 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia.



Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.

Today, the possibilities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are greater than ever before. We work with families and professionals to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.

About Our Jacksonville Location

Clarke’s Jacksonville campus opened in 1996 and serves children from birth to age 7 through early intervention, preschool/kindergarten, primary, mainstreaming and speech and language services. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child’s development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. We partner with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our campus from throughout Florida and the Southeast for Clarke programs. Our Jacksonville campus is accredited by the Florida Kindergarten Council and is a member of the Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools.

Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY services are available via the Florida Relay Service (FRS): 711


Located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Clarke's Jacksonville location includes classrooms, therapy rooms, offices and an outdoor playground. Classrooms utilize sound field amplification systems and are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss.


Clarke’s Jacksonville campus is led by:

  • director Alisa Demico, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
  • an expert staff of teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists, all of whom have Masters Degrees in their related field

Contact Us

9803 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32257

VOICE 904.880.9001
FAX 904.880.9007

For more information, contact:
Development inquiries: Melanie Jensen, 904.880.0028,