Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) Facts


  • Frank Hall BuildingISVI is a residential/day school fully accredited by AdvancED
  • ISVI is operated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • The school is located on an inviting 18-acre campus in Jacksonville, a community of 25,000 people, approximately 35 miles west of Springfield
  • ISVI provides educational programming for children from birth to 21 years of age
  • ISVI's strong academic programming emphasizes independence and vocational skills, instruction in Braille, daily living skills, orientation and mobility training, and assistive technology
  • ISVI students enjoy a variety of extracurricular and dormitory activities, including track, cheerleading, swimming, wrestling, goalball, forensics, yearbook, student council, and choir
  • ISVI students, ages 14 to 21, learn to live independently in the community through the Transitional Living Program
  • The available curriculum units provide for easy credit transfer from and into public schools. Students can be referred for enrollment by their parents or their local education agency.
  • Educational services are provided at no cost to parents. Personal belongings, health care, and spending money are the responsibility of the parents. The home schools are responsible for transportation cost for home-going breaks and personal assistants.

For further information, please contact:

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired

Attention Admissions

658 East State Street

Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Toll Free: 1-800-919-5617

Voice: (217) 479-4400

Fax: (217) 479-4507