Whether it’s Interscholastic sports, clubs, field trips, swimming, bowling, shopping, scouts, games, captioned television, movies, arts and crafts projects, board games or story telling, our students participate fully in a linguistically rich environment utilizing direct communication in our Residential program.  Our students swim at The College of New Jersey on a weekly basis.

     Katzenbach is the only Residential Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students in New Jersey. Our program is staffed by appropriately certified Deaf and Hearing personnel and delivers age and level appropriate activities for the students, four nights a week.  The residential program is in operation Monday through Thursday nights.

An important component of the Residential Program is the Educational Resource Center that is open everyday. A Certified Teacher of the Deaf provides tutoring and guided study time.  The residential staff closely coordinates long term projects and homework with the academic staff.   

The consideration of a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing student's direct communication needs is an important part in the development of the IEP.  Day students can participate in recreational activities by the provision of a late bus, or residential placement for the length of the activity.   The sending school district arranges the transportation.