Registration now open for 2014 Summer Braille Camp and Summer STEM Camp!

The Ohio State School for the Blind is offering a one week Braille camp for students from schools throughout the state of Ohio, who are blind or visually impaired entering grades 3 through 7 (ages 8 through 12) in Fall 2014 who need to improve their Braille skills.

The Ohio State School for the Blind 2014 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Camp will focus on Physical Science and will include a multitude of activities related to Ohio physical science content standards. STEM camp will be open to students entering grades 8 through 12 (ages 13 through 18) in Fall 2014, in the State of Ohio, who are visually impaired.

Information | Application

Registration now open for 2014 Summer Work & Learn!

The Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) and Functional Training Services (FTS) have partnered to provide a summer residential and educational program for young adults, ages 18-24, who are blind or visually impaired. This five week program which combines independent living and work experience for young adults will operate from June 23, 2014, through July 25, 2014.

Invitation | Application | Questionnaire

OSSB/PTSF 2014 Plant Sale May 8 & 9

Dear Friends,

Now is the time to place your order for all those wonderful plants that will be delivered just in time for planting in May. Please turn your orders in to Sarah Moore or Kim Picard. Share your order forms with family, friends and neighbors. Feel free to copy this form or ask us for extras. The form will also be available on the OSSB school website ( and can be emailed to us at Your check can then be mailed to:

Ohio State School for the Blind
Attention: Sarah Moore
5220 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Orders and payments are due by April 14th. Checks should be made payable to OSSB/PTSF PLANT SALE. Late orders will not be accepted.

Plants can be picked up Thursday May 8th, 12:00 – 4:30 and Friday May 9th 9:00 – 5:00.

If you have any questions you may reach Sarah Moore at 614-468-8871. Or you may e-mail us at or If you prefer to fax your order to us, the OSSB’s fax number is 614-468-8888. Then send your check to the address above.

Thank you for your support!

Click here for the Plant Sale Order Form.

OLBPD Kids and Teens Reading Club

Click the link below for more information on the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled's reading club!

OLBPD Kids and Teens Reading Club

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New School and Residential Dorms!

Click here for more pictures from the ceremony.

2013-2014 School Calendar

Registration at Noon Monday, August 19, 2013  
First Day of School Tuesday, August 20, 2013  
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2013 No School
Columbus Day Monday, October 14, 2013 No School
Veteran's Day Monday, November 11, 2013 No School
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Early Dismissal at Noon
Thanksgiving Break Continued November 28-29, 2013 No School
Winter Break December 23, 2013 - January 3, 2014 No School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2014 No School
President's Day Monday, February 17, 2014 No School
Professional Day Monday, March 17, 2014 No School
Spring Break Friday, April 18, 2014 Early Dismissal at Noon
Spring Break Continued April 21-25, 2014 No School
Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2014 No School
Graduation/Last Day of School Friday, May 30, 2014 Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM

If you would like to download a copy of the OSSB 2013-2014 school calendar please click on the link below.

2013-2014 School Calendar

OSSB Bell Schedule

To view the OSSB Bell Schedule please click the link below:

OSSB Bell Schedule

Blindness 101

Click the following link to view a short PowerPoint Presentation about Blindness 101. Blindness 101