Tip #2: Read to your child every day. Each time you read to your child, you are helping his/her brain to develop language fluency.

Location & Directions

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Directions

Located in the Shadyside neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh, DePaul is easily accessible:

From the West: Follow 376 (Parkway) East to Homestead-Squirrel Hill Exit; left of the exit onto Forward; remain on Forward, crossing Murray and bearing right up the hill; left onto Shady; follow Shady across Fifth Avenue; left onto Alder.

From the East: Follow 376 (Parkway) West to Homestead-Squirrel Hill Exit; left off the exit onto Forward; remain on Forward, crossing Murray and bearing right up the hill; left onto Shady; follow Shady across Fifth Avenue; left onto Alder.

From the South: Proceed North through the Liberty Tunnels and across the Liberty Bridge; follow signs to Bigelow Boulevard; proceed on Bigelow to Baum Boulevard; left onto Baum; right onto S. Highland; left onto Alder.

From the North: Proceed South on 279; cross the Veteran’s Bridge; follow signs to 376 (Parkway) East; proceed to Homestead-Squirrel Hill Exit; left off of the exit onto Forward; remain on Forward, crossing Murray and bearing right up the hill; left onto Shady; follow Shady across Fifth Avenue; left onto Alder.

Our Neighborhood

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech is located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, just minutes East of Downtown Pittsburgh.

DePaul School is a member of the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the Shadyside neighborhood and business district, visit www.thinkshadyside.com

Our school building was created in 2002 (renovated from the old Sacred Heart High School) with the goal of providing an ideal learning environment for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Each classroom is acoustically sound. Wooden furniture and toys along with anti-static carpeting eliminate static electricity that may naturally occur as this could erase the “mapping” of a student’s cochlear implant. For the student’s safety, there is an extra loud fire alarm system with flashing lights.

DePaul’s library houses several thousand books, periodicals and DVDs. In keeping with DePaul’s commitment to technology, students also have access to basic and advanced educational and multimedia programs via workstations in every classroom as well as a dedicated computer lab.

The school shares some facilities with Sacred Heart Academy including a double gymnasium and a multi-purpose room with a stage suitable for large scale theatrical productions. DePaul has a playground for our students. The playground, which is adjacent to the school, has been operational since 2007.

Visitors enjoy convenient free parking adjacent to the building.

 

Quote #2: “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear.” - Irving King Jordan