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Founded by parents... providing excellence in education, one child at a time.
Founded by parents... providing excellence in education, one child at a time.

We welcome everyone to join us for one or all of the many celebrations taking place throughout this golden anniversary year.

Upcoming Events

Golden Anniversary Gala
October 12, 2017
On October 12th, Willie Ross is hosting its Golden Anniversary Gala Celebration: Past, Present, Future at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With a keynote address from actor Anthony Natale and MC Kathy Tobin, the school looks forward to this exciting event to share with its supporters reflections on the school’s history, where Willie Ross is today, and a special glimpse of new things to come.

Celebrating 50 years of excellence in education, one child at a time!

The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is proud to be celebrating 50 years of providing innovative education to deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Since 1967, the Willie Ross School for the Deaf has provided deaf and hard-of-hearing students access to comprehensive, evidence-based support services in the classroom and the greater community. We maintain a commitment to an integrated learning environment that meets the unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each student at both our Longmeadow campus and our Partnership campus in the East Longmeadow Public Schools.

Past Events

Willie Ross SummerFest
July 15, 2017
On July 15th, Willie Ross School for the Deaf hosted SummerFest, a community celebration for all in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary.
Community Partners Recognition Day
June 1, 2017
On June 1st, Willie Ross School for the Deaf celebrated the achievements of its work study students and the companies that support them at our annual Community Partner Awards Ceremony.
Language Acquisition and Learning in Deaf Children Conference
April 8, 2017
On April 8th, Willie Ross co-sponsored with Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education a one-day conference titled "Language Acquisition and Learning in Deaf Children."
Willie Ross School Hockey Night with the Springfield Thunderbirds
February 25, 2017
On February 25th, Willie Ross School was honored to be the special guest of the Springfield Thunderbirds. Students of Willie Ross performed the national anthem on the ice before the game started.

All made possible with generous support from...

...and Community Supporters

For inquiries regarding 50th Anniversary sponsorship, fill out the form below.
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