Admissions Video

We invite you to hear from students and families in this 6 minute Admissions Video. Thank you for watching!

"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


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”.  

Please know our Admissions Committee carefully and thoughtfully reviews each applicant’s file in order to determine if we can provide your child with the support they need to be successful in school.  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. View our Admissions Roadmap​.  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.


Take the first steps today! You may apply online, download our application or request information to have a Preview Package with paper application sent to your home. You can reach us by phone or email to schedule a private tour.


Download this PDF form and fill in all the correct details. 


Submit your competed application to: 

Julie Murray

or mail to:

The Norman Howard School

Attn: Julie Murray

275 Pinnacle Rd.

Rochester, NY 14623

Please enclose the $50 application fee with your application or pay it online via this link


Submit a copy of the Confidential Record Release Form to your child's school. Also please submit the Teacher Observation Form to your child’s teacher(s). 


We will be in touch right away to confirm our receipt of your application and discuss next steps with your family. 

Call or email us anytime!


Join Us for Our Upcoming Open House

November Open House

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9 to 11 a.m.

January Open House

Thursday, January 9, 2020

9 to 11 a.m.

March Open House

Thursday, March 5, 2020

9 to 11 a.m.

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275 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY 14623

Tel: (585) 334-8010


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