Virtual Tour

We invite you to take a Virtual Tour! 

"I truly believe that Norman Howard saved our child. Teachers believed in him, explained things to him, and encouraged him. They saw his potential and they helped him see it too."
- NHS Parent

COVID-19 Related Information: 

While we look forward to meeting your family in person, initial admission meetings are being held virtually due to school-wide social distancing to keep our community safe and healthy. Contact Julie to learn more about our program and to schedule your virtual meeting today!

Once your application and educational records are uploaded to our portal, our Admission Committee will review them.  At that time, if we feel The Norman Howard School may be able to provide an appropriate program, an in-person admission “interview” on campus will be scheduled*.

Please enjoy this virtual tour of The Norman Howard School. 

*Subject to change depending on health and safety guidelines. 



Thank you for your interest in The Norman Howard School.  We know that the decision regarding where to educate your child is an important one.  We also understand that, for many of you, the road leading you to NHS may have been a little “bumpy”.  

We know you have questions, and maybe some concerns, but we are here to help and guide you through the admission process when you decide to apply.

I encourage you to take the first step today by sending an Inquiry Form​.  I’d love to meet you and show you around our inspiring, vibrant school community!


Please contact me at 585-210-4721 or to request information, talk and/or schedule a time to tour the school.  

I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your child. 



Julie A. Murray

Associate Director of Admissions & Special Events


Our expert faculty specializes in language-based learning approaches, executive functioning support, school-based anxiety, and strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Here, we create truly individualized conditions. Learn more about our expertise.


Most placements are parent-initiated when a parent recognizes their child is not experiencing success in their current school placement. Parents can begin our admissions process while, at the same time,  working with their district's Commitee on Special Education (CSE).


The Norman Howard School is New York State Approved Special Education School and most placements are district-funded when a student's learning needs, as defined in their IEP,  are not able to be met in-district. For families who do not secure district funding, our financial aid committee is committed to making private placement affordable through financial aid and scholarships.