About Us

Founded in 1970 by Founder Director, Dr. Miss P. Leelavathy (Late) and Founder Secretary, Dr. S.K. Nagarajan (Late). The Clarke School for the Deaf, Chennai, had a humble beginning with few students and have grown to serve more from different parts of the country. 

​Over the years, with the service of experts in community development, education, skills development and rehabilitation services, the institution has grown to empower children with various types of disabilities, the institution is on the international map with a reputation for quality services.

​One of the finest special schools in India, the Clarke School serves by offering education to children with Hearing Impairments (Deaf and Hard of Hearing), Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities including Deaf blindness but not limited to. The Clarke School is one of the very few schools in the country to usher in a new era of educational, pre-vocational, vocational and cultural rehabilitation of children with disabilities. 

​The Clarke School owes its success story to the dedication and determination of the founders, the able assistance of a team of eminent personnel from diverse backgrounds and the staff who have stood against all odds to develop the school to greater heights.

Our Values

  • The Clarke School admits students without any nationality, caste or creed bias

  • Admission is also given without any bias on the economic status of the student

  • Admission is given to children with various types of disabilities

  • We advocate for equal rights for persons with disabilities

  • We reiterate that a person with disabilities must be treated on par with his/her able bodied peers and must be allowed to enjoy every benefit