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Letters from the Superintendent

img 04931Welcome to the redesigned web site for Lavelle School for the Blind. Over the past few months we have been creating a new site that contains information that is useful for our parents, staff, and alumni. The site also contains information that is useful for parents who are looking for a new school for their child. The site has information that answers the question, "Why is Lavelle School for the Blind the right school for my child?" A short application to begin the admission process is on the site. Also, information is available for people who are seeking employment at our school. A short form regarding an interest in employment is on the site.

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Mission Satement

Lavelle School for the Blind is a multi-cultural educational institution established 100 years ago based on the Catholic tradition and the compassion and dedication of the Dominican sisters of Blauvelt. The organization integrates students who are blind and have multiple disabilities, staff and parents in a challenging yet nurturing environment. The programs at Lavelle seek to educate the whole child through a combination of developmental and functional strategies. As the student progresses, the curriculum accommodates individual changing needs and educational growth. All students are prepared for lives as respected adults. Lavelle School develops all students to their fullest potential, and provides support and resources to the students and their parents.


Front Page Presentation


Frank Simpson speaks about Lavelle School for the Blind and the different programs offered there.  You can see all our video in the Media section of our site.


upper school imagePRESCHOOL: In 2002, our preschool program for children with vision impairments was expanded to include those with and without disabilities. Students in these integrated classrooms are prepared to enter kindergarten at age 5. Preschool students with multiple disabilities are enrolled in smaller classrooms to receive more intensive services. Many of these students with multiple disabilities can continue in the Lower School Program at Lavelle. Read More...
IMG 1240LIFE SKILLS: Our Lower School Unit has small classrooms with 6 students, 1 teacher, and 2 paraprofessionals. This staff assures that each child receives the maximum support needed to grow and achieve his or her full potential. Read More...
program image1R.E.A.C.H.: In the Upper School Unit, students are actively preparing for adult roles and responsibilities. Every student has a transition plan that is integrated into all activities throughout the school day, including the core curriculum and the expanded curriculum. Read More...



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