Events/School Closings
  • Nov 11th - Veterans Day - No School
  • Nov 27th-28th - Thanksgiving Recess - Holiday

Martin De Porres

Dear Friends,


As we approach the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have much to be thankful for! However, in the rush of our everyday lives, it is easy overlook the truly important things like family, friends, health, nature, our communities and the list goes on.


Our lives can continually be filled with distractions that can take us “off track”. It is important to refocus on that which is most important. Thanksgiving is a good time to do just that! If you are feeling disconnected from family, use this holiday to reconnect. If you have lost touch with a friend, give him or her a call. Take a walk in nature- it is not too hard to find! Parks are all around us beckoning. Recently, I stopped by the Jamaica Bay Nature Preserve located just off Cross Bay Blvd. What a wonder. Within the New York City limits is a national park teeming with wildlife and many nature trails on which to discover this quiet world- the rangers there are more than willing to guide you if you need direction. And just a simple walk in the park can do wonders for our health.


Yes, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. And in giving thanks, it is a time to reflect on all that we have. At MDP, we too give thanks for our students and families and for the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic school community that give us such inspiration and life. We hope that your Thanksgiving holiday is filled with health and happiness.


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