Welcome to the CID Primary School
One question I’m often asked by parents of students in the mainstream who didn’t attend CID is: “My child has made it through preschool and even first grade. Why is he struggling now?” Most often, this happens as academic subjects become more difficult and the gap between students with typical hearing and students with hearing loss becomes more evident. If you are a parent of a 5- to 12-year-old* child who is deaf or hard of hearing and working below potential in a mainstream educational setting, you’re not alone.
Just having a cochlear implant and being in class with students who are speaking will not magically teach a child to speak well, read or do math. In the CID primary school, we group students by ability to maximize each child’s progress in every subject and to help each student prepare for work in a mainstream educational setting. Our creative and talented teachers are specially trained with many years of experience helping children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to listen, talk and develop language, reading and academic skills.
CID incorporates both the Missouri State Common Core Standards and the Missouri Grade Level Expectations into the curricula. We offer a diverse and challenging educational program emphasizing compassionate, individualized education. Included in our curriculum are classes in art, gym, music, computer and social skills. Our goal is to educate the whole child.
Parents are an integral part of our team. Families move to St. Louis so their children can attend, and we do not take this commitment lightly. Wherever you live, if your child needs help and is searching for answers, please call me today or use the GET STARTED! link and we will call you.
I look forward to meeting you and your child.
Co-Principal and Coordinating Teacher
|*Children older than 12 may benefit from our after school tutoring program for students with hearing loss or language delays. |