Metro Deaf School (MDS) is a free charter school from the metro and western Wisconsin that provides a bilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum using American Sign Language (ASL) and English for students, birth to age 21, who are primarily Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing, and is overseen by the University of St. Thomas as an authorizer.
MDS students enjoy learning in an environment with peers who share the same language of ASL. Unique learners have the curriculum modified to ensure success. A rigorous curriculum well prepares MDS graduates for college and beyond. MDS boasts a 100% graduation rate with 92% of its students continuing on into post-secondary institutions and has grown over the years from the first Deaf charter school to a record enrollment of 155 exceptional students.
When you donate to Metro Deaf School, you send a strong message: We are one community invested in the journey of every Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing student. We are united in our goal of growing global citizens and a place where every student is known, nurtured, and supported.