History

Happy facesNorthern Voices was founded in 1999 by a group of parents who wanted to give their deaf and hard-of-hearing children a chance to talk. An innovative curriculum developed in the late 1970s and 1980s by Jean Moog, an internationally recognized leader in deaf education, is the key to our successful program. The award-winning curriculum, developed by Moog while principal at Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis (CID), has twice been recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. No other program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing has ever received this award.

Northern Voices is a member of the Moog Curriculum School Collaboration. There are nine Moog Curriculum Schools that work together to offer quality oral education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families. We have a strong commitment to early intervention and working in partnership with families. The focus of the curriculum is accelerating development of spoken language to help them learn the same subjects as their hearing age-mates, so they can catch up and be full participants in the mainstream. Our focused, consistent instruction, combined with our high expectations and high standards, results in high achievement for our students.

The following is a list of Moog Curriculum Schools:

 Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center in Buffalo, New York

Child’s Voice in the Chicago, Illinois area

The Moog Center in St. Louis, Missouri

The Moog School – Columbia in Columbia, Missouri

Northern Voices in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

Presbyterian Ear Institute Oral School in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ohio Valley Voices in Cincinnati, Ohio

Northern Voices is the only nonprofit school in Minnesota offering children who are deaf and hard of hearing a program focused on listening and spoken language. Centrally located in Roseville, MN, we are accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and serve students from throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, great Minnesota, and neighboring cities across the Upper Midwest, such as Fargo, ND, and Hudson, WI. The school is supported through program fees from independent school districts and/or parents, foundation grants, and individual contributions. Northern Voices maintains an open enrollment policy throughout the year.