The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state’s public school for eligible deaf/hard-of-hearing and blind/low-vision preschool through 12th grade students. FSDB also offers a post-secondary program. There is no tuition cost to families for eligible Florida residents.
Founded in 1885, the School awards standard and special diplomas and prepares its graduates for a wide range of professional careers and trades. Each year, over 70% of the graduating class continues their education at colleges, universities and technical training centers.
The school is comprised of two departments: the Department for the Deaf and the Department for the Blind and Career Education Transition.
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is located in Saint Augustine, Florida. It is the largest school of its type in the United States. The School has grown from three small buildings on five acres to 47 major buildings on nearly 80 acres of land.