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Frequently asked questions

How many students attend FSDB?


FSDB serves 975+ students each year through statewide parent-infant/family programs, a Montessori-based Pre-K early learning center and K-12 elementary, middle, and high schools on its campus.




What kind of transportation is available for students?


Students in the Boarding Program receive bus service to and from their hometown on weekends and holidays. Students living in the local area are transported to and from home on a daily basis. Local families also have the option of transporting their children between school and home.




What kind of after school activities are available at FSDB?


FSDB provides diverse extracurricular opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs and activities, performing arts programs, and recreational activities that take place in state-of-the-art facilities. Students also take part in athletic and academic competitions with public and private schools in Florida and at other deaf and blind schools across the country. Academic and athletic teams at FSDB hold national championship titles and regional awards.




What is the average class size at FSDB?


FSDB maintains small class sizes to allow teachers to meet each student’s specific needs. At the elementary level, the classes average between six to eight students. At the middle school level, the average class size is eight students. At the high school level, the average class size is 10 students.




My child has cochlear implants. Can s/he attend FSDB?


Many students who attend FSDB use hearing aids and cochlear implants to maximize use of residual hearing.




What services are available for children from birth to age six?


Learn more about Parent Services programs, including our Early Learning Center and statewide Parent Infant Programs.