Msgr. Farrell High School: Staten Island, New York

Quoting from the About us Webpage:

Their History: Msgr. Farrell High School, a diocesan high school, was founded as a result of the successful drive for high schools conducted in the Archdiocese of New York under the leadership of the late Francis Cardinal Spellman.

Twenty acres of land were purchased in the Oakwood Heights section of Staten Island. The architectural contract was awarded to Charles Luckman Associates who designed one of the finest educational buildings on Staten Island. The ground-breaking ceremonies in April 1961 signaled the beginning of construction.

During this time, a class of 113 boys and 5 teachers began school in an annex of Saint Sylvester’s school in Concord in September 1961 under the direction of Monsignor John Considine as Supervising Principal and Brother Harold Delaney as Brother Principal. In September 1962 the freshman and sophomore classes moved into the new building.

Their Mission & Goals: Monsignor Farrell High School strives to provide quality education to young men. In cooperation with the students’ parents, the proper functions of the Catholic school are to create for its community a special atmosphere animated by the gospel spirit of freedom and charity, and to help youth grow so that the knowledge the students gradually acquire of the world, life, and humanity is illuminated by faith.

Stemming from the true understanding of human nature is the need for the full and harmonious development of the physical, moral, intellectual and social endowments of each individual. Hence, Monsignor Farrell High School’s concern is to graduate mature, faithful men who will be sensitive and productive members of society.

It is the mission of the school to provide quality education for young men, challenging them to develop their own God-given talents. The school offers an approach to life that is simultaneously Catholic, American, and contemporary. It stresses the importance of service to others and teaches the students to be seekers of peace and justice.

2900 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 987-2900