Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

ESY Program

2017 Extended School Year Program

PSD provides an Extended School Year (ESY) program (20 days) in July and August for deaf and hard of hearing students up to age 21 who reside in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties . Our ESY program encompasses a range of options in providing programs in excess of the traditional 180-day school year. ESY is a way to maintain progress when issues of regression and recoupment are considerable over school breaks. ESY services are determined by the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

PSD’s 2017 summer program begins July 10th to August 10th.

It is a five week program operating from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2017 Student School Day Schedule

July 10th- 13th

July 17th – 20th

July 24th – 27th

July 31st – Aug. 3rd

August 7th- 10th

Staff In-Service days will be on Thursday and Friday July 6th and 7th.

Staff hours are 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. every day (meetings may be called by the ESY Coordinator which may extend the school day until 3:00 p.m. for staff)

If you have any questions, please contact: Kevin Manning, Assistant Principal at

PSD staff members interested in WORKING the 2017 ESY program can sign-up mid-March

Non-PSD individuals interested in working as Teachers, Aides or 1:1’s are encouraged to apply no later than June 1, 2017