The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind (MSDB) provides comprehensive learning and growing opportunities for students from birth through age 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind throughout the state of Montana. These opportunities support future independence and success!
Our Education Program serves students from 18 months through high school at no charge to families or school districts. Students in the Great Falls area may attend as day students. Specially trained Teachers, Paras, and Support Staff provide specially designed instruction alongside opportunities to attend public school classes if appropriate. Learn more about the Education Program here.
Our Student Life Program serves students with age-appropriate self-help and independence skills through age 21 in a residential placement. There are six individual wings called Cottages where students reside. Adult supervision is provided at all times in the Cottages. Students typically travel home once a month. While in our Student Life Program, students learn independent living skills such as meal planning and cooking, cleaning, basic daily hygiene, shopping, and social skills. They also experience many special events hosted by the Student Life Staff that provide life enrichment opportunities.
Our Outreach Program serves as a statewide resource center for families, school districts, and professionals who are serving students birth through age 21 who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Our Outreach Consultants serve hundreds of students and families across Montana. Short-term and weekend events are offered on campus to our Outreach students and families throughout the school year and summer. Learn more about our Outreach Program here.