Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) is a school for deaf and hard of hearing children in Edgewood, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1869.[2][3] The school is listed as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark. The administrative building was built in 1903 by architects Alden & Harlow.[4]

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
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Address
300 East Swissvale Avenue

, ,
15218

Coordinates40°26′05″N 79°52′55″W / 40.4348°N 79.8819°W / 40.4348; -79.8819Coordinates: 40°26′05″N 79°52′55″W / 40.4348°N 79.8819°W / 40.4348; -79.8819
Information
TypePublic Mainstream Charter, Deaf
Established1869; 150 years ago (1869)
DirectorMarybeth Lauderdale, M.A. Ed. Admin., Ed.S.
CEOSteven E. Farmer, M.S., Ed.D.
GradesPreK-12
Enrollment~200 (2016)
LanguageAmerican Sign Language (ASL), English
Color(s)Navy Blue and Yellow
AthleticsVolleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball
MascotLions
Website
Designated1998[1]

Affiliated organizationsEdit

  • Alumni Association of Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  2. ^ "Welcome to WPSD: History". Retrieved 2011-03-25. Founded in 1869
  3. ^ Gannon, Jack. 1981. Deaf Heritage–A Narrative History of Deaf America, Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf, pp. 39-40 (PDF)(PDF)
  4. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. p. 18. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
  5. ^ "Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Alumni Association". Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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