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Who do we accept

Lavelle School for the Blind

Lavelle School for the Blind accepts children ages 3-21 that are blind or visually impaired with additional disabilities.

Lavelle Preschool

Lavelle Preschool NYC Department of Education accepts children ages 3-5 with disabilities.



Feel free to reach out to our Admissions Department with any questions or additional materials by email or phone:


  • How do I determine if my child should attend Lavelle?

    Lavelle School for the Blind specializes in the education and support of students with multiple disabilities. Our door is open to help families of students who have special needs.

  • Who can attend?

    Students living within the greater New York City area. This includes: Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and lower Dutchess counties.

  • Does the school offer transportation for all students?

    Daily transportation to and from school is provided by the student’s local school district. Lavelle does not operate transportation services.

  • How much does tuition at Lavelle cost?

    There is no tuition cost to attend Lavelle.

  • How do I enroll my child?

    Lavelle works directly with the CPSE/CSE in local districts to enroll students in Lavelle School. Parents and guardians can contact their school district directly to begin the process, or contact us.

  • What resources can I use to help my child outside of school?

    We encourage families to be involved in their child’s education, and help students practice certain skills at home. We pride ourselves on an environment that welcomes parent and family participation. Instructional videos can also be found here.