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Clarke's innovative K-8 Program offers a specialized education experience for students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Western Massachusetts.
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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Salvatore, born with severe to profound hearing loss, started with Clarke through the Birth to Age Three Program at four...Read More »
Allison, diagnosed as profoundly deaf at birth, soars in high school with Clarke’s Mainstream Services.Read More »
Muhammad was diagnosed at birth with bilateral moderate to profound hearing loss. Today he's fluent in spoken English and Arabic.Read More »
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