Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf
The Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf (KBS) is housed on the Ogden Campus and serves students in northern Utah from the middle of Davis County up to the Idaho border. KBS serves approximately 60 students. The school offers an array of curriculum options for students ranging in age from 3 (Pre-school) to 22 (Post High). KBS is a dual language program for students.
The Kenneth Burdett School offers a variety of educational opportunities in order to effectively meet the individualized needs of each student. Comprehensive academic and social programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing are based on appropriate assessments and placement. The educational environment encourages the development of a positive self-concept and challenges all students to achieve their potential. KBS provides classrooms as well as mainstreaming opportunities for students to transition to local school districts as appropriate. While in mainstream classes, an ASL interpreter is provided for our students to enable full access to the curriculum. Post-high school learn adult transition skills. Students are able to access employment training opportunities at the Ogden/Weber Applied Technology College where students can receive a trade certificate, and/or on-site training opportunities with various companies. Our students enjoy doing on-the-job training with companies such as Smiths, Wendy’s, and Ross, just to name a few.
Many Post High School students, who live too far from a campus to commute, can live in a residential cottage where they also learn independent living and social skills.
Faculty and Staff
Our professional staff is composed of outreach teachers servicing deaf and hard of hearing students in Box Elder, Davis, Ogden, Weber, Morgan, Cache, and Logan school districts. There are 10 teachers of the deaf in classrooms, one ASL Specialist, 8 Para-Professionals, and three job coaches.
USDB Ogden Campus
742 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84404