The community becomes the classroom, with students learning from the rich urban environment and the wide variety of spaces, places, people, ideas and visions that inhabit it. MDS students commute from home, and with that connection, they are able to develop strong ties with both family and community.
Students learn the communication skills necessary to engage in a challenging, disciplined and caring community, where every student matters and every student strives to achieve.
Our Mission and Vision
Metro Deaf School, is a bilingual charter school, serving birth-12th+ grade in the Twin Cities area and western Wisconsin. Bilingual education is learning about general information through the use of two languages. They are equally valued, used, taught, and learned. At Metro Deaf School (MDS), all students are instructed in American Sign Language (ASL) and English is taught through print.
MDS has a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates Minnesota’s Academic Standards. Accommodations and modifications are made to the curriculum based on each student’s IEP. In addition, bilingual education is a core value that leads to higher literacy levels.
Metro Deaf School promotes academic excellence and social wellbeing for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing students using an ASL/English bilingual approach. Our primary purpose is to empower our students to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as global citizens.