Bishop Maginn High School

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Bishop Maginn High School
99 Slingerland Street
Albany, NY, (Albany County), 12202
Coordinates 42°38′33″N 73°46′15″W / 42.64250°N 73.77083°W / 42.64250; -73.77083Coordinates: 42°38′33″N 73°46′15″W / 42.64250°N 73.77083°W / 42.64250; -73.77083
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1977
Dean Richard Gilooly
Headmaster Joseph Grasso
Head of school Joseph G Salamack, III
Chaplain Father Cabrell Marbury
Teaching staff 27
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 133 (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Slogan An experience of values and learning that will last a lifetime.
Athletics 10 interscholastic sports teams (5 Co-ed)
Team name Griffins
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition $6,000 (est. 2010-2011)
Dean of Students Richard Gilooly
Athletic Director Joseph Zaccardo

Bishop Maginn High School is a Catholic high school in Albany, New York. It is coeducational and open to students of all faiths.

The school belongs to the school system of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. It is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association.

Student life[edit]

Students at Bishop Maginn are required to perform in State Regents testing.

Maginn Activities and Clubs[edit]

Bishop Maginn High School says that 90% of their students participate in school activities.


The school offers 10 sports teams for men and women and are as followed

Men's Team Women's Team Season
Football X Fall
Golf X Fall
X Tennis Fall
Cross Country Cross Country Fall
X Volleyball Fall
X Cheerleading Fall
Indoor/Outdoor Track Indoor/Outdoor Track Winter/Spring
Bowling Bowling Winter
X Cheerleading Winter
Baseball X Spring
X Softball Spring
Basketball Basketball Winter


The students are encouraged to join in clubs that let them be exposed to different cultures, help their community and learn outside of the traditional classroom setting. Some of those activities include:


Bishop Maginn is named after the former Auxiliary Bishop of Albany Edward Joseph Maginn. Two former high schools operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Vincentian Institute (VI) and Cardinal McCloskey High School, were merged in 1977, creating Bishop Maginn High School in the former McCloskey building. Declining enrollments and an aging Vincentian building made it necessary for the Diocese to use the newer McCloskey building for the new school. The first graduating class from Bishop Maginn was the Class of 1978. Formerly rivals, the students from both VI and McCloskey accepted each other in a harmonious display of unity, adopting an enthusiastic spirit for the new school. Each of the former schools' mascots, VI's lion, and McCloskey's cardinal were also merged to create the Maginn Griffin. The coat of arms for the new created school contains the line 'Veni Lumen Cordium', which in Latin means 'Come light of the heart'.

Alma mater[edit]

In 1980, Anne Gould Penned composed An Ode to Bishop Maginn that became its Alma Mater and is sung by the graduating class at each commencement ceremony.

Hail to our Blue and Gold!

Your Spirit will remain
Long after high school years have passed
And generations changed.

The Griffins' pride and faith
Will ever be our guide,
With loyalty and fellowship
And service by our side

Your blue will give us strength
Your gold will light our ways
Maginn - our Alma Mater
To you we sign our praise!

Notable alumni[edit]

Talor Battle (Penn State Basketball Player)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 

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