Programs for Students

The student and his/her family receive support through group meetings and individual consultation. 
Computer education and braille instruction are offer to family members upon request. 
Basic Sign Language classes are offered to family members upon request.
Our staff and resources are available even subsequent to the student’s transfer or graduation from our school.



St Lucy School Program

Early Intervention

The purpose of this program is to offer vision and motor stimulation to enable your child to interact with his/her environment. Early intervention is meant to prevent or decrease developmental delays. This is a part-time program in which the frequency, location, and content are determined according to the needs of the child and wishes of the parent. Our instructor will work with your child in your home environment or at St. Lucy Day School. Parents’ questions and concerns are addressed and instructor’s suggestions and guidance are offered.

Early Intervention is for children birth to 3 years old.


The purpose of this program is to develop social interaction through group instruction, to reinforce positive self-esteem as well as foster learning readiness skills. Vision and motor stimulation are an integral part of this program.

Preschool is for children ages 3 to 5 year old.


Your child may attend this program on a full or part-time basis. Our goal is to maximize your child’s potential for learning. Instruction in special skill areas to enhance visual efficiency and/or full sensory awareness will prepare your child to function well in his/her home and school environment.

Kindergarten is for children ages 5 to 6 years old.

Grade 1 – 8

Flexible scheduling permits students to receive instruction in special skill areas along with traditional subjects. Special skills include: braille, orientation and mobility, daily living skills and training on specialized equipment. Small group and individual instruction permit students to learn skills specific to their needs, according to their potential. St. Lucy Day School curriculum also includes adaptive gym, music and computer. SLDS students also participate in art classes

This curriculum is for children ages 6 to 13 years old.

Archbishop Ryan School Program


Archbishop Ryan was founded and continues to exist today to provide the deaf and hard of hearing students with an opportunity to increase communications skills and to learn in a bi-lingual environment that nurtures self-confidence and self-esteem.

Throughout their education, students develop language skills as they learn appropriate content following the regular education curriculum of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The development of speaking, reading and written language skills form an important basis for this complete education. ARAD students receive adaptive art, gym, music and computer.