Small Classes and Specialized Support
Clarke’s innovative K-8 Program offers specialized classrooms at both the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech flagship site on Round Hill Road in Northampton, MA (kindergarten – sixth grade), and Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton, MA (seventh and eighth grades).
The program offers Clarke’s kindergarten through sixth grade students opportunities to take part in activities with their peers with typical hearing. And by being located within a mainstream high school, Clarke’s middle school students are able to alternate between their own class time and shared time at lunch, gym, free time, art, music and sports with their peers. This gradual and controlled exposure to a mainstream setting helps prepare students for success in high school and beyond.
Clarke K-8 students are taught by masters-level teachers of the deaf; receive speech and language therapy; and have access to on-site audiological support. Very small classroom sizes provide individualized attention, and classrooms are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss. All classes follow the Massachusetts curriculum.
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Recent Clarke News
Judy Sexton, Clarke’s chief program officer, has recently been published in District Administration. She shares best practices for facilitating success for students who are deaf or hard of hearing who use listening and spoken language in mainstream schools.
Read the May-June 2021 issue of Equity and Access PreK-12!
Despite living over 110 miles away, Danny’s family knew that Clarke’s site in Jacksonville was where he needed to be to learn to listen and talk.