New Jersey Department of Education

Students seated around a table eating lunchThe Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf has over 100 years of experience educating New Jersey’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. It is difficult to imagine when one visits Katzenbach in the twenty-first century that it was opened in 1883. The Katzenbach of today serves children birth to age twenty-one and recognizes that Deaf children can do anything hearing children can do.

Katzenbach provides students from Pre-K to age 21 with an atmosphere rich in Deaf culture, an environment of direct communication, and a curriculum that meets New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The goal of the educational programs is to facilitate the highest level of achievement among the students.  All instruction is provided by appropriately certified teachers.

Katzenbach offers a Residential Program for students who live too far away for a daily commute. The Residential Program also offers students the opportunity to participate in recreational activities with their peers, the same opportunity that is afforded to students in regular education environments.  Day students can participate in after school recreational activities through the sending school district's provision of a late bus or residential placement for the duration of the activity.

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Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB)

HIB Policy

HIB Reporting

HIB Score Report

All New Jersey schools are required to submit a self-assessment where several questions are ranked under the subject of HIB (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying). The schools are given a score out of a total of 78 points. The Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf received a score of 74 out of 78 for the 2021-2022 school year. Follow the link below for more detailed information and a breakdown by school.

Contact Information

Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
320 Sullivan Way
Trenton, NJ 08628
(609) 530-3100
MKSD Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Jody Caseiro, Principal
(609) 530-3130 (v) / (609) 269-2318 (vp)
MKSD Anti-Bullying Specialists
Kathryn Schreiber, School Counselor
(609) 530-3160 (v) / (609) 643-0841 (vp)
Lauren Boose, School Social Worker
(609) 530-3299 (v) / (609) 256-7016 (vp)
NJ DOE State School Climate Coordinator

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