Major School Milestones
Our School Opened — Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) opened as Mary McDowell Center for Learning with a class of five students at the Brooklyn Meeting House on Schermerhorn Street.
NYS Provisional Charter — We received our New York State provisional charter as a nonprofit educational institution.
NYS Permanent Charter — We received our permanent New York State Charter.
New Space for MMFS — We rented additional space at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue to accommodate an increased enrollment.
First Accreditation — We received our first accreditation from the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Permanent Home for Lower School — Our first permanent home at 20 Bergen Street opened its doors to students.
Middle School Opens — Our middle school opened with an expansion to 20 Bergen Street.
18 Bergen Street purchased for future expansion.
Permanent Home for Middle School — Our middle division moved to 133-135 Summit Street in Carroll Gardens.
Upper School Opens — Our upper school opened with our first ninth-grade class, housed with the middle school.
Permanent Home for Upper School — Upper school students started the school year in their newly renovated home at 23 Sidney Place.
First class of seniors graduated from the upper school.
Demolition of 18 Bergen Street to make space for the next MMFS expansion.
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