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VSDB provides an integrated, holistic approach to education and personal development with a full array of services and programs that are simply not available at any other school in Virginia.

Grow - students grow in every aspect,

Do - expand capabilities and gain confidence,

Become - capable adults who succeed in post-secondary education, in the workforce, and as citizens in their communities.

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Admissions Criteria

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is committed to providing the best possible education and preparation for life for Virginia children who are blind/vision impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf or blind with other disabilities. Applicants may apply as a residential or day students.

VSDB serves children starting at birth. To be formally admitted into VSDB and its educational programs and services, a student must:

  • Have one or more of the qualifying disabilities defined below

  • Be between the ages of 2 and 22 as defined below

  • Be a resident of Virginia

  • Be referred by the local school division in which the student resides

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Contact Information

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Kim Dayhoff

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: (540) 332-9004

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