One of the oldest schools in Virginia and the second of its kind in the U.S., VSDB, located in Staunton, Virginia, was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 31, 1838. The School is operated as an agency of the Commonwealth and collects no tuition or fees from its students who live across Virginia. VSDB provides an environment which fosters self-confident students who are contributing citizens and life-long learners and serves as a resource of excellence for Virginia communities who serve students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/vision impaired and deaf-blind.
The VSDB Foundation was created at the time that the VSDB Staunton and Hampton schools consolidated. It has provided grants to VSDB for summer programing, the VSDB horticulture program, and for five students and three teachers to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The VSDB Foundation is increasing its efforts to enhance and improve the education, extracurricular activities, and campus environment for students.