April 13th, 2021



Dear MDP Community,


I am writing to inform you that we have a confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure at our Elementary & Junior High School Program, located in Elmont, NY. The date of exposure was traced back to Thursday April 8th, 2021. We have worked closely with the New York City and Nassau County Departments of Health to coordinate testing and tracing appropriately. Any students or staff with potential exposure have been contacted directly by school administration. Due to the exposure, the program has transitioned to fully virtual instruction and will remain so until Monday April 19th, 2021.


Our Elementary & Junior High School will reopen for in-person instruction on Tuesday April 20th, 2021.


A thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the building has been completed. We encourage all staff and parents to temperature scan and closely monitor themselves or their children for any sign of potential illness. Students and staff should remain at home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and/or stomach issues (diarrhea). Please be vigilant, we want everyone to be safe and it’s our job to keep each other as safe as possible.



We are keeping you and your family in our thought daily, and praying for your health and safety. And we appreciate your continued support! 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