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A Message from the Superintendent...


July 2014


Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:

June was a month of celebrations at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  Our students’ academic achievements were honored and celebrated at the Elementary and Secondary Awards Days.  Dr. Gerard Buckley, NTID President, was the keynote speaker at our commencement exercises.  We are proud of our 100% graduation rate and 100% New York State Regents Diploma rate.


The SMSD family dedicated a special garden in Mary Stanley’s memory near the Taylor Hall entrance.  Mary Stanley, who passed away last year, was a dedicated, student-focused Teacher of the Deaf here at St. Mary’s for many years.

Thank you to all of the stakeholders for making the 2013-2014 school year a success.  We continued to work with the New York State Education Department and legislative leaders to be part of the solution for New York State.  St. Mary’s continues to review and act on the recommendations from the Council of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf (CEASD).  Most importantly, staff, students, and parents continued to work as a team so the students reach their full potential across all settings of our school. 

Summer School begins on Monday, July 7th and runs through Friday, August 15th.

Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and tour our campus.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have about Deaf Education.



Child First!



Timothy M. Kelly