Did You Know…

CSDB 140 Years of Excellence-photo and names of first students at CSDB1874-2016

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
celebrates 142 years

Colorado was still a territory when “The Colorado Institute for the Education of Mutes” was founded by Jonathan R. Kennedy in 1874. With an appropriation of $5000 from the Territorial Legislature, Kennedy opened the school on April 8, 1874. It began with an enrollment of seven students; three of whom were his own. In 1893, the school was  renamed the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Today, CSDB serves more than 500 students on campus and statewide.