Martin De Porres

  • In the late 1960's, when the Christian Brothers were teaching at Mater Christi Diocesan High School in Astoria, starting a school like Martin de Porres or working with emotionally disturbed children were not pieces of their “life plan”.
  • They were comfortable teaching subjects like Religion, English and Physics.
  • They eventually moved on to become assistant principals, deans and moderators of athletic teams.
  • What appeared to be a simple request to assist poor students would lead them on an unexpected path.
  • Over a few years time, they and their colleagues would make one commitment after another that would lead them into the vanguard of special education in New York City.
  • We Teach all who have been entrusted to our care that they are lovable and worthwhile persons capable of making responsible choices based upon respect for themselves and for the other persons in their lives and capable of establishing relationships of trust among our diverse community of adults and peers.
  • With faith and zeal we seek to continually develop creative ways to touch the hearts and minds of the young people entrusted to our care both at home and around the world.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council of Bilingual Education
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12

Student Body

Total Students272 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Martin De Porres Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • New York
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    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 398 students
    12.6 miles
    301 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (212)722-0610
    12.6 K-12
    398
  • New York
    The Gateway School
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    Grades: 5-8 | 170 students
    14 miles
    211 West 61st Street
    New York, NY 10023
    (212)777-5966
    14 5-8
    170
  • Bronx
    Grades: PK-12 | 261 students
    13.8 miles
    999 Pelham Pkwy N
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718)519-7000
    13.8 PK-12
    261
  • Brooklyn
    Gesher Yehuda
    Special Education School (Jewish)
    Grades: K-12 | 78 students
    13.1 miles
    49 Avenue T
    Brooklyn, NY 11223
    (718)714-7400
    13.1 K-12
    78
  • Brooklyn
    League School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 99 students
    9.9 miles
    567 Kingston Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    (718)498-2500
    9.9 K-12
    99

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