Now There’s Something to Talk About!   Cleary School For the Deaf

The students at Cleary certainly had a lot to talk about when the Boa Constrictor came to school!   Conversations were alive in the hallways long after Nature Nick from Animal Adventures amazed the students at the Cleary School during their Exotic Animal Assembly.  Ellen McCarthy, Principal at Cleary School commented that,  “Our children don’t often have adventures like these and it was wonderful for them to share this experience in their own language with one another!”  That is what Cleary is all about; stimulating conversation development!

The entire performance was presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.  

Cleary School is a state supported, not-for-profit, private school that provides educational services for children with a hearing loss from birth through 21. Cleary School has served the Deaf community of Long Island since 1925.  Viewing all children as capable and unique learners with diverse needs, Cleary offers a comprehensive range of programs and activities with a focus on the development of language and communication skills. The child-centered environment at Cleary meets the communications needs of children enrolled in our auditory-oral or sign- based programs and provides related therapies as mandated on the child’s IEP. This is all accomplished in a child-first, child-friendly environment.

 For more information about the Cleary School for the Deaf, visit or call 631-588-0530 if you would like a tour of the school.