Bishop Dubois High School
|Bishop Dubois High School|
|503 & 505 West 152 nd St.
New York City, Manhattan, New York, 10031
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Rev. MSGR. Michael A. Buckley|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||Bowling, JV and Varsity Basketball, Track.|
Bishop Dubois High School of New York City opened its doors in September 1946 with the first graduating class in 1950.
The school provided education to male students and prepared them for college and provided the basis for the development of spiritual, academic, and personal qualities to promote themselves and their family, community, and society.
- Rev. MSGR. Michael A. Buckley, Founding Principal, 1946–1960
- Rev. MSGR. William J. Ward, Principal, 1960–1969
- Rev. MSGR. William J. McMahon, Principal, 1969–1976
There was no yearbook produced for the class of 1976 due to the foreseen closure of the school and therefore the last yearbook was published in 1975.
Award and crest
The faculty, teachers, and staff of the school consisted of Marist Brothers, Fathers or Roman Catholic Priests, Sisters or Nuns, lay teachers, administrative and general staff.
Notable faculty and staff
- Peter Garvey, English and Religion Teacher, Guidance Councilor
- Joe Walling, basketball coach and Gym Teacher
- John Lamb, Track coach and Business Teacher
- John Byrne, English Teacher
- Thomas Clancy, Business Teacher
- Charles Conroy, History Teacher, Advisor
- Bruce Bernero, Science and Mathematics Teacher
- Rev. Hugh A. Dardis, Dean of Discipline
- Rev. Edward P. Hauck, Bursar
- Sr. Carole Walsh, Mathematics Teacher
Father Donald T. Driscoll, a priest for forty-two years, provided guidance counseling to the students of BDHS while the school operated but his contribution after the school closed helped the alumni to organize three school reunions in 2000, 2001, and 2002. The reunions took place at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Orangeburg, New York, where Father Driscoll was a Chaplain.
In 1986, the Cardinal asked me to become Chaplain at Rockland Psychiatric Center (Our Lady Queen of Peace) where we had two reunions. The portrait and commemorating plaque is in the vestibule of the Chapel, and I received a standing ovation from about 500 parishioners. I will miss them. Father Driscoll
The school was located in the upper Manhattan area and the composition of students that attended the school were from the five borroughs of New York.
- Jack Keane, class of 60, retired four-star General, former Vice Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of the Army from 1999 until 2003, also served on the Board of Directors of MetLife.
- George Carlin, a well-known comedian, attended the school.
- Kenny Rankin picture is in the 1955 year book, p. 42.; he would have graduated in 1957 but he moved back to Canada.
The last graduating class of Bishop Dubois High School was the class of 1976. List of closed schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Students participated in an activity sponsored by the school. Activities are open to all qualified and interested students. These activities include:
- School Plays
- School Dances
- The Yearly Senior Boat Ride
- The School Prom
- The Yearbook Committee
- The Senior Retreat
Senior students marching in the (Saint Patrick's Day) Parade carrying the school flag.
Students participated in the sports offered by the school. Sports were open to all students that qualified academically. Sports that alumni participated include:
- Basketball, Varsity and JV
- Gonzalez, David (June 4, 2008). "George Carlin Didn’t Shun School That Ejected Him". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- The school was closed by the Archdiocese of New York in June 1976. http://archny.org/
- Peter Bournias, alumnus of the class of 1973
- The Original Catholic Encyclopedia
- Msgr. J. J. Kowsky, 66, Police Dept. Chaplain
- Bishop Dubois High School listing at classmates.com
- A video of the school reunion in 2001, 25 years after the school closed.
- Kenny Rankin attended BDHS in 1955
- Terence G. McTigue, a former supervisor in the Police Department’s bomb squad
- James V. DeBlase, class of 1974 died in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
- Walter "Wally" Travers, class of 1975 died in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001