One of the oldest schools in Virginia and the second of its kind in the world, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB), located in historic and scenic Staunton, VA, was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 31, 1838. As the school celebrates 167 years of continued excellence in educating deaf and blind children, it continues to keep abreast of the times and at the forefront of educational technology. The school utilizes some of the latest and most advanced audio-visual equipment and disability tailored computer applications in its classrooms to provide its students with the best education possible. Now, as in 1839, the arms of the school are open wide for the deaf and blind children of Virginia.

Mission Statement

VSDB exists to provide an environment which fosters self-confident students who are contributing citizens and life-long learners and to be a resource of excellence for the communities of Virginia who serve students with deafness and or blindness.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement



100 New Hope Road, Staunton, VA 24401