Mary Mcdowell Center For Learning

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20 Bergen St

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 625-3939

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Grades: K - 11

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 318

Students Per Teacher: 3

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Mary Mcdowell Center For Learning

My daughter attended Mary McDowell Friends School for five years from 4th Grade though 8th Grade. A leading Park Slope Public School she attended was unable to teach her how to read, write and spell and her self-esteem hit rock bottom. She has dyslexia and processing issues. It was a blessing and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/03/14

Could there be a more compassionate school? Not in my experience! We switched our son to MMFS in 5th grade (he is now at their HS) & wished we had done it sooner. While he was managing at a wonderful private main stream school with the support of tutors, his self-esteem had plummeted due to his frustrations ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/13

I concur with the other parents who have written reviews. This school is life-changing. The teachers are dedicated in an only-in-movies kind of way. My son has grown as a learner, citizen, and person in just a few short years. The Friends philosophy emphasizing community, service, peace, etc. enriches ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/09/12

This is a life-changing institution, where your child will be truly seen, empowered, educated. It is a place of possibility and joy and kindness. Thanks to MMFS, my son understands what he needs in order to learn, finally realizes he is smart, and is actually is looking forward to high school and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/19/12

Thank you Mary McDowell School. My son, who just graduated a week ago from a private high school in Manhattan, was previously a Mary McDowell School student for 5 years. The teachers at Mary McDowell were very attentive and nurturing and helped my son immensely. He was diagnosed with a language based ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/27/11

My daughter has been going to the Mary Mcdowell Friend School for the past two years. The staff here is excellent! My daughter has a language based learning disability and has improved in all her subjects since starting at Mary McDowell, especially her reading. Her self esteem has also been given ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/25/11

My son attended the Mary McDowell School for 6 years. He is now attending a Private High School in Manhattan and is a very good student. I must tell you his success in his present school is largely due to the incredibly supportive environment that Mary McDowell's staff provided him. He was taught ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/10

I have ben going to MMCL for 5 years! i have learned so much in math, reading, spanish, scince, curent events and alot more.

Posted by a student on 12/01/07

Our son just finished his first year at MMDL. Words are not enough to praise this school. He has a Performance IQ of Superior Intelligence, but has a strong Language Disability. At his previous school he was a solitary, tense child, who complained about being teased, for his disability. Now he is more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/21/07

I work at the Mary McDowell Center and find the atmosphere very supportive, professional and warm. I have grown immensly as a teacher. Each student recieves attention in their small math and reading groups and individualized instruction in other areas, such as writing and social studies. Teachers communicate ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/13/06

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Brooklyn schools — Mary Mcdowell Center For Learning is located at 20 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY 11201. 20 Bergen St is in the 11201 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY Mary Mcdowell Center For Learning is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 11.
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