Starting on Friday, May 1, our paraprofessionals (teaching assistants) will be available to provide 1:1 support for students on a first-come, first-serve appointment basis. If your child needs support completing specific homework assignments or would like to revisit a concept taught in one of the live sessions during the week, you (or your child) will be able to make an appointment through a Google survey, Wildcat 1:1 Support Signup Sheet.
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) originated in 1857 as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind. Today, KDES is a day school serving deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through grade 8. Tuition is free and students come from the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
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Parents and caregivers are valued partners in education at KDES. Families stay connected with teachers and staff throughout the school year with Back-to-School Night, parent events and conferences, student performances, and family newsletters. All family events are interpreted, and free child care is provided.