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  • As of July 24, 2015 all available Supplies Lists are now available via a link on each teacher's home page. Please contact the School 52 office if there is not one for your student's teacher.
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First Day of School is Wednesday, September 2, 2015!
2015-16 School Hours 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

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school 52

100 Farmington Road
Rochester, New York 14609
Dr. Mary J. Aronson, Principal
Phone (585) 482-9614
Fax (585) 654-1079


Dr. Aronson



Hello School #52 Families,

I am excited to join you this year as your new Principal!  I can't wait to meet all of the current students and families who are already a part of the Frank Fowler Dow School #52 community.  As for the new students and their families, we will be starting the year together as first time Dragons! New Student Orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, August 27th from 10-11:30AM.  While this is an exciting time, I understand that the unknown can sometimes add unnecessary stress. New student orientation at School #52 is designed to help reduce the unknown for students and families so that we all have a great start to the school year.

New Student Orientation is a time to learn about:

·         School academic and behavioral expectations

·         New teachers and classmates

·         Uniform requirements

·         Transportation

·         Daily schedule and what to expect during the school day

To tell you a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in the Rochester area.  I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from SUNY Oswego.  After several years, of working at Hillside Children’s Center, I began working for the RCSD, first as a Home/Hospital teacher and then as a Social Studies teacher.  During my 9 years as a teacher, I completed two advanced degrees: a Master of Science in Education from Nazareth College and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport. Once these degrees were completed, I transitioned into the area of school administration, first working in the RCSD as a Program Evaluator and Test Director at Central Office, then as House Administrator at Edison Tech.  This was followed by 5 years as an Assistant Principal at Penfield High School.  It was during this time that I was finishing my Doctoral Program in Education Administration at the University of Rochester.  I decided to return to the RCSD, this time as a Principal.  I have been a Principal since 2007 at several different Secondary Schools and Programs in the District.  After spending the majority of my career working with older students, I jumped at the opportunity to transition to a Pre-K-6 Principalship. 

On a personal level, I have been married for 24 years and I have a 20 year old son who is a junior at Indiana University.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn about my background. I am looking forward to meeting each and every member of the Frank Fowler Dow School #52 community soon!

Thank you,

Dr. Mary Aronson, Principal

School 52 provides a safe and nurturing learning environment.  In collaboration with parents and community partners, we promote academic excellence, honorable character, and responsible citizenship.  Our students strive for success in school and community.
Feel free to contact us with your comments or questions.  We invite you to visit our school in person, and look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Aronson
Dr. Mary J. Aronson, Principal