There are two schools at our Association – the Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD) and Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS) which was formerly known as Vocational School for the Handicapped.


Singapore School For The Deaf

The Singapore School for the Deaf, which was established in 1963, is staffed by teachers employed by the Singapore Association for the Deaf. The Total Communication approach – which uses signed, oral, auditory, written and visual aids – was adopted in 1977 as a medium of communication and instruction in the school.


In 2014, the school, with the support of the Ministry of Education, embarked on a Bilingual Bi-cultural Approach in the education of our students. This approach encompasses the use of Singapore Sign Language in communication and instruction, and the English language is taught as a second language.


SSD aims to provide its students with opportunities to develop their potential in academic, communicative, cognitive, physical and social skills to their fullest.


Find out more at its website.


Mountbatten Vocational School

Mountbatten Vocational School is an ITE Approved Training Centre which issues ITE Skills Certificates to persons with disabilities. The ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) is a two-year training programme. The programme conducted by the Vocational School for the Handicapped (later renamed to Mountbatten Vocational School) begun in 1997 as an alternative to traditional, archetypal technical skill courses of the past.


Find out more at its website.



There are three mainstream secondary schools designated for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. They are:


Using Total Communication Approach

Beatty Secondary School


Using Natural Auditory Oral Approach

Outram Secondary School

St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School