Why a Christian Academy for the Deaf

It is widely known that less than 1% of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing know and walk with relationship with Jesus. At CAD, we aim to nurture and equip students to grow in their love of God and become leaders for the Church worldwide.

Greater than 94% of children who are deaf are born to parents who are hearing. CAD helps both parents and students gain the fluency to share their faith together without any barriers of language or understanding. We seek to serve the whole family, equipping students to understand and lead, equipping parents to share in their child’s growing academic and faith endeavors, and equipping the Church to serve these families and, in turn, be served by them.

The Christian Academy for the Deaf strives to create a seat of learning and research for children who are deaf or hard of hearing so that they may receive an exemplary education without discrimination or restraint by using American Sign Language as the accessible language of instruction with dual literacy in English.

Christ-Centered

To honor God, creator, Christ, Savior, and with the Holy Spirit, counselor, as our guide creating a place of educational freedom and social justice for children who are deaf or hard of hearing where they can grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord while receiving academic instruction that meets their communication, emotional and social needs.

Advocacy

Creating a place of educational freedom and excellence for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Establishing Advocacy for the deaf community and helping families be advocates for their deaf or hard of hearing children.

Specialized Instruction

Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is the current best practice in deaf education based on research primarily from Gallaudet University.

Philosophy

Christian Academy for the Deaf offers children an ASL, printed English, Bilingual, Christian learning environment that is nurturing, consistent, safe and peaceful. We promote the developmental needs of children by building academic, social, emotional and moral skills and values.

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We do not charge tuition for our students and instead rely on the generous support of local and national partners to make this education possible. Please consider how you can bless this ministry.