June 6th, 2021



Dear MDP Community,

As we are fast approaching the end of an incredibly challenging school year, I'd like to thank you for all your hard work to keep each other and all of our students safe this year. I also wanted to acknowledge that recently there’s been a great deal of conflicting information about vaccinations and announcements regarding mask requirements in schools.


As we are just two weeks away from the end of the school year, I believe that it's best  for us to continue to operate under our existing health and safety procedures until further notice. That means we will continue our health checks, social distancing and mask use protocols at least through the end of the year, if not through the summer. 

Again, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to each other and to our kids. Please feel free to contact me at 516-502-2840 if you have any questions.



Joseph Trainor


Executive Director

The Martin De Porres School for Exceptional Children


Martin De Porres High School


Jamal came to MDP after experiencing ongoing school problems. Teachers described him as constantly angry and aggressive. Basically, acting-out behavior limited his learning. For Jamal, every day in school was a challenge. Simply put, Jamal needed a placement where he could be successful. The Martin De Porres High School became the answer...


*Please note: Children featured in this section are not actual MDP students. These stories are representative of the life experiences of our students. 

Casa de La Salle Educational Residence 


Jenny could not adjust to public school. She just could not pay attention and would get into trouble for not following directions. At MDP, she really took to the structure and schedule. But more so, she liked her teachers and made friends with her classmates. She liked the feeling of being a "part of the class". Jenny felt better about herself and her learning improved...

Tommy came to the "Casa" carrying a lot of anger and sadness. Life was not easy for him. Since living at the "CASA" he has found a supportive community of adults and peers. In this environment, he has blossomed...


Martin De Porres Elementary/Jr.

High Scool