The California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR) is a component of the State Special Schools and Services Division of the California Department of Education. The school serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students, between the ages of 3 and 21, who reside in the 11 counties of Southern California.

At CSDR, students:

  • acquire the two languages of American Sign Language (ASL) and written English
  • develop listening and speaking skills, as appropriate
  • receive direct instruction in ASL from credentialed teachers and interact with peers and support staff who can communicate in ASL
  • receive support services from qualified audiologists, counselors, school psychologists, and speech therapists
  • can be a class president, a star athlete, or a yearbook editor
  • may travel to CSDR each day or live on campus in beautiful cottages
  • may enroll in the instructional program with no cost to parents or school districts

To request a tour or enrollment information, send an email to

CSDR PAWSitive Reflections Newsletter - Fall 2013

CSDR PAWSitive Reflections Newsletter - Summer 2014 (PDF)

Special Edition Newsletter - Teens in Southern California (PDF)

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