McQuaid Jesuit High School

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McQuaid Jesuit High School
McQuaidSeal.jpg
Ignem Mittere in Terram
To Cast Fire Upon the Earth
Address
1800 South Clinton Avenue
Brighton (Rochester), New York, (Monroe County), 14618
United States
Coordinates 43°7′26″N 77°35′33″W / 43.12389°N 77.59250°W / 43.12389; -77.59250Coordinates: 43°7′26″N 77°35′33″W / 43.12389°N 77.59250°W / 43.12389; -77.59250
Information
Type Private, All-Male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Jesuit
Patron saint(s) St. Francis Xavier
Established 1954
President Fr. Robert Reiser, SJ
Principal Fr. James Coughlin, SJ
Chancellor Fr. Ed Salmon, SJ
Grades 612
Enrollment 870 (2008)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Slogan Men for Others
Mascot Knight
Rival Aquinas Institute
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Yearbook 'The Accolade'
Dean of Academics Andrew Cavacos
Student Organization McQuaid Student Association (MSA)
Athletic Director Matthew Thomas
Middle School Publication "Middleman Messenger"
High School Publication "The Lance"
Website

McQuaid Jesuit High School, commonly referred to as "McQuaid", or simply "MCQ", is an all-male, Jesuit college preparatory high school located in Rochester, New York, USA. Named after Bernard J. McQuaid, the first bishop of the Rochester diocese, McQuaid is located at 1800 Clinton Avenue South, in the suburb of Brighton.

McQuaid was founded in 1954 in downtown Rochester, with its first class containing 129 students. In 1955 it moved to its current site, and it educates around 900 young men in grades 6–12 as of December 2013.

Curriculum[edit]

Front entrance of en:McQuaid Jesuit High School in en:Brighton, Monroe County, New York

Every student at McQuaid Jesuit is involved in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Honors and Advanced Placement sections exist in each of the curricular disciplines. Admissions are based on grades and an entrance exam, among other criteria.

Because of its academic rigor, and the fact that its diploma requirements exceed those of the state of New York, McQuaid Jesuit is one of only four Jesuit schools exempt from New York State's Regents Examinations.

Athletics[edit]

McQuaid has taken part in the sectional and state tournaments of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association since 1978, and has won 52 sectional championships since. The school has also won 9 state titles, along with numerous New York State Western Regional championships. In the fall season, McQuaid offers football, volleyball, soccer, crew, and cross country. In the winter season it offers wrestling, basketball, indoor track, hockey, skiing, crew and swimming. In spring season, McQuaid offers baseball, golf, lacrosse, rugby, crew, tennis, and track & field. The sailing team competes in both the fall and spring seasons, to great success.

A new field house was completed in fall 2007, as part of a broader plan to improve athletic facilities. This initiative increased the capacity of the gym and renovated the locker rooms, weight room, and physical education offices. An aerobic room and three court gym were added with equipment storage for McQuaid athletic teams.

Jeff Van Gundy, former head coach of the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, began his coaching career at McQuaid, coaching the McQuaid basketball team for one season (1985–1986).[2]

McQuaid Knights hockey, soccer, track, volleyball and golf teams have won state and sectional titles. The varsity soccer team was ranked 6th in the nation by ESPN.

McQuaid has many other sports, including rowing, which was in the top ten in the nation. The rugby squad (the Rebel Knights) won the New York State High School Rugby Championship from 2003–2007 and 2010. The Rebel Knights also received a preseason ranking of 12th in the nation for the 2011 season. The lacrosse team has won every Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League championship since the leagues founding in 2004.

The McQuaid Invitational is one of the largest high school cross-country meets in the nation.[3] The meet takes place in Genessee Valley Park in Rochester, New York, and hosts thousands of runners every year in over 20 different races. The meet falls on the fourth Saturday after Labor Day every year.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty members[edit]

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