Presentation of Deaf School of Thessaloniki
The Special High School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Thessaloniki is a relatively new school. It was founded in 1984 and is situated in Panorama, a suburb of Thessaloniki. The students are between 12 and 22 years old and has two levels, High School and Lyceum. They come from all the areas of Northern Greece and half of them are hosted in a boarding house. The goal of school is to provide deaf children an education equal to all the other children. They use in classes the Greek Sign Language with both written and oral Greek language. Most of the teachers have long experience in teaching deaf children. The school has organized and participated in many national programmes (environmental education, mobility).