The Reece School is one of the oldest non-profit special education elementary schools in New York City. It was founded in 1948 by Ellen S. Reece and was housed for nearly 60 years in the home she owned on East 93rd Street.
In 2006, after decades of continually expanding its student body, the Reece School outgrew its old home and moved into a modern, high-tech new building located at 25 East 104th Street, next to the famous Museum Mile and Central Park.
The Reece School seeks to have a diverse student body and has a non-discriminatory policy as to students. The school does not discriminate against applicants or students based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. The school admits the students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.