Superintendent's Letter

  • Greetings! 
    Welcome to the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD)! We are a day school located in the metro Atlanta area serving over 170 deaf/hard of hearing children ages 3 – 21 throughout the metro area and beyond. Our mission is to provide a language-rich, student-centered learning environment through American Sign Language and English for the purpose of empowering our students to live independent and fulfilled lives, becoming productive, contributing members of society. 


    Our commitment is to provide an optimal bilingual English/ASL environment where our students can develop a strong language and literacy foundation. This allows our students to thrive and become successful wherever they go in life. We strive to make everything here fully accessible because learning does not only happen in classrooms, but incidental learning also happens daily outside of the classroom. 


    At AASD, we have a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to academic excellence, ensuring the success of each child at our school. Faculty and staff are continuously provided professional learning and training opportunities throughout the year. This allows our faculty and staff to stay current with the best practices in instruction and bilingualism and technology to be the best language models for our students. At AASD, we embrace and foster the whole-child approach. We provide a wide array of opportunities and wrap-around services, such as after-school programs, career exploration, athletics, counseling, spoken-English support, transition services, academic and social clubs, and many more. 


    We believe that family involvement is important to ensure a child’s success. Therefore, we provide opportunities for families and community members to get involved. We host a variety of family and community events, volunteer opportunities, American Sign Language classes, and more. We welcome and value family and community partnerships. 
    We invite you to explore the school website to learn all the opportunities AASD can offer your child. Let this be an invitation for you to visit our campus. For prospective students and families, if you are interested in visiting us or learning more about the school, please contact our Intake Coordinator, Marrie Tronolone. 
    At AASD, you will see this is more than just a school, it is a home away from home where each student’s potential is maximized and valued. 
    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school. 





    J. Jack Johnson