Mary McDowell Friends School

20 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-0112
Tel: (718)625-3939
Grades: K - 12 | 363 students
The Mary McDowell Friends School is an independent, Friends school for children with learning disabilities.
As its guiding principle, the School believes that every child with learning disabilities can learn with the support of a community dedicated to specialized teaching, cooperation and respect. The School's approach is grounded in the Quaker values of respect for individuals, personal, and social responsibility, peaceful resolution of conflict, the importance of diversity and the value of service.
Challenging and building on the strengths of each child, the School cherishes the uniqueness of every student.
The School is committed to an educational partnership between faculty and parents.
It serves as a resource in Brooklyn to provide information about learning disabilities to professionals, parents and the community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language based Learning Disabilities
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 363 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Mary McDowell Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $57,730
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Susan Jackson
Admissions Associate Pam Cotto

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

The Mary McDowell Friends School is an independent, Friends school for children with learning disabilities. As its guiding principle, the School believes that every child with learning disabilities can learn with the support of a community dedicated to specialized teaching, cooperation and respect. The School's approach is grounded in the Quaker values of respect for individuals, personal, and social responsibility, peaceful resolution of conflict, the importance of diversity and the value of service. Challenging and building on the strengths of each child, the School cherishes the uniqueness of every student. The School is committed to an educational partnership between faculty and parents. It serves as a resource in Brooklyn to provide information about learning disabilities to professionals, parents and the community.

Profile last updated: 07/23/2015

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The nearest high school is Packer Collegiate Institute (0.4 miles away)
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