The Illinois School for the Deaf is an integral part of the statewide
continuum of services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing!
We serve students ages 3 to 21, from preschool through the 12th grade, and we also have a program designed specifically for infants and toddlers in the surrounding area who are deaf or hard of hearing. If your senior high school student determines that he or she would benefit from additional coursework or vocational training and elects to postpone receiving a diploma, we have a transitional program designed to meet those needs.
Let us answer any questions you might have:
Call: 217.479.4286 (V/TTY)
Write: Admissions Office, Illinois School for the Deaf, 125 Webster Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650
2– Come visit us
Schedule a tour of our campus, meet our staff, talk to our students, dine in our cafeteria. Get to know us up close and personal.
3– Complete an application
Most forms can be completed by the parent, however some forms must be completed by the child's current school and some by the student's physician.
Contact us to email or US ground mail you an application. Sorry, we only accept applications after you've completed Steps 1 and 2.