Events/School Closings
  • Dec 23rd - Half Day - All School
  • Dec 24th - Holiday Recess Begins
  • Jan 5th - Classes Resume

Martin De Porres

Dear Friends,


The Holiday Season is upon us - It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year! It is a time to gather with family and friends, a time to give and a time to receive, a time to reflect and a time to think about the future. At MDP, all are filled with anticipation as the holidays approach. Each of our programs marks the holidays in their own way. All remember that the season is filled with meaning and significance.


As much as the holidays can be a time of joy and celebration, it can be a time of stress and challenge. All the "hustle and bustle" can be overwhelming. To cope, don't forget to "take care" of yourself, your friends and family. Most importantly, when it comes to those for whom we care, the gifts of time, attention and love are the most memorable. These gifts, in particular, can have the greatest impact. Connecting with family or even connecting with a long lost friend may be one of the most rewarding gifts received.


Another aspect of the holidays is that for some, it may not be a season of happiness. I often hear folks talk about the fact that for them, this time of year can be trying. If this is the case, feel free to talk with a staff member or one of our social workers. MDP really cares! We want to support as much as possible.


The Martin De Porres School will be observing the holiday vacation starting on December 24, 2014 and we return on Monday January 5, 2015. The last day for students last day before the vacation is December 23. We at MDP wish all a joyful and relaxing holiday.




Ed Dana

Executive Director




Located in Elmont NY

High School

Located in Rockaway Park NY


Located in Ozone Park NY

Contact Information

621 Elmont Rd

Buidling B

Elmont, NY 11003

Phone: 1(516) 502-2840
Fax: 1(516) 502-2841