In 1946, Sister St. Mark McMahon, SSJ saw the need for a
special class for children who were being ignored by the traditional education
system. This was long before New York State had mandated that children with
IQ's below 50 be accepted into the educational system. With two small classes
of 30 "slow learners", the school of the Holy Childhood was begun.
Education and vocational training were the focus of these classes. Academic
subjects were taught at each student's level, pace and ability. This focus
remains the same today, although many different programs had been added, such as
foodservice, ceramics, life skills and woodworking.
For a full list of volunteer opportunities, visit our website www.holychildhood.org/volunteering or call Laurie Otto.