Welcome and thank you for your interest in Mary McDowell Friends School!

We are a kindergarten through twelfth grade school for students with learning disabilities, and new students are welcomed at every level. Within the first weeks of attending MMFS, students know they are in a safe, accepting place where every adult is on their side working to help them discover their strengths, address their difficulties, and kindle their passions. During their time at MMFS, students develop into confident learners and move on with a powerful combination of self knowledge, self esteem, and self advocacy skills.

We believe that every student with learning disabilities can learn when given the attention and specialized resources he or she needs. We encourage you to explore our website to get a sense of our vibrant, supportive and challenging program. We also encourage you to watch the videos to see our community in action and to read “Revealing Brilliance at MMFS.”

Once you have explored our website, if you believe Mary McDowell Friends School could meet the needs of your child, the next step would be to sign up for a tour of our school on our Tours page.

Thank you again for your interest in Mary McDowell Friends School and please feel free to contact our Admissions Office with any questions.


Susan Jackson                                       Pam Cotto
Director of Admissions                    Assistant Director of Admissions
susanj@mmfsnyc.org                      pamc@mmfsnyc.org