Davila Day School is a special education school in Chula Vista for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program is operated by the San Diego County Office of Education in affiliation with the South County Special Education Local Plan Area. Davila Day School serves preschool through sixth-grade students from schools in South and East counties.
The mission of the school is to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing students a comprehensive, fully accessible and language-rich learning environment, with equal access to the general education curriculum and standards. With this environment, the students are ensured to have opportunities to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Each student has been identified as requiring an Individualized Education Program through a collaborative effort on the part of parents, local district representatives and SDCOE staff. Davila Day School classes are designed to meet the communication needs of the students, including American Sign Language (ASL), Auditory/Oral (A/0), Total Communication (Signing with Voice), and Bilingual (ASL and English).
The staff of Davila Day School believes that the students have the right to maximize their educational, social, and communicative potential through participating in rigorous educational experiences. These experiences, coupled with access to English and/or American Sign Language, enable the students to develop their ability to think independently, critically, creatively, and become productive members of society.
Davila Day School has seven classrooms including two preschool classes, two lower elementary classes, two upper elementary classes, and one class for students with special needs. Additionally, the school has an on-site Audiologist and Speech Therapists who specialize in habilitation of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.