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Who We Serve

Our Expertise

We understand each of our students as a unique composition whose learning profile is painted from a diverse palette of strengths, interests, characteristics, challenges, and experiences. Each student's education is individualized by faculty who know each student.  Small class sizes allowing for personalized instruction, responsive supports, and intentional programming shape and enrich each student's experience.

Most students who attend The Norman Howard School benefit from our expertise in one or more of the following areas: 


  • Dyslexia and Reading

  • Attention and Executive Functioning

  • School-based and General Anxiety

  • Receptive and Expressive Language

  • Memory and Processing

  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

  • Social Pragmatics and Autism Spectrum Disorders​



Our Population


Our school is an independent, state approved, day school for students in grades 5 through 12. We offer an exceptional educational program for students with special learning needs including those with classifications of:

  • Learning Disability

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Speech and Language Impairment

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder


Candidates for admission benefit from an academic program and do not require significant behavioral or communication interventions. 


Students from over 30 school districts in 7 counties attend.

Our Approach

The Norman Howard School offers a small, structured and supportive learning environment with full access to the general education curriculum.  Reading and math intervention and special education services for speech language and counseling are available.  Faculty and support staff work as collaborative teams to maximize student learning and social growth.  

The main focus of the program is to assist students in reaching their potential by combining a general education curriculum with learning strategies and remediation through an individualized learning plan in a supportive environment. This encourages all students to explore their learning strengths and challenges to better understand themselves as learners.  We are a School’s Attuned trained school and provide remedial reading instruction using the evidence-based, multi-sensory reading programs.

Our Accreditation 

The Norman Howard School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)  and is an approved special education placement program by the New York State Education Department.


Questions about who we serve?

We recognize each person is unique. To discuss your child in detail, please contact Julie Murray at or 585-334-8010 ext. 302.

At A Glance


Student / Staff Ratio:
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Average Faculty Tenure:

110 Students; Co-ed

September - June


13 Years

If you feel The Norman Howard School might be the right fit for your child- let's have a conversation!

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