The Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) is a residential school for deaf and hard of hearing students in the state of Wisconsin. We operate under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and provide educational services for deaf and hard of hearing students ages 3 through 21.
Founded in 1852, the Wisconsin School for the Deaf has been in continuous operation since its founding, and has operated since 1939 as a bureau of the state Department of Public Instruction. The school is a part of the state system of public education and as such has the same standards as those set forth by the Department of Public Instruction for all schools in Wisconsin. WSD also serves as a resource on deaf education for all Wisconsin school districts.