Salesian High School (New Rochelle)
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|Salesian High School|
|148 Main Street
New Rochelle, New York, (Westchester County), 10801
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
Salesians of Don Bosco
|Principal||John Patrick Flaherty|
|Asst. Principal||Barbara Wright|
|Average class size||23|
|Student to teacher ratio||11:1|
|Campus size||19 acres|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue, Black and White|
|Slogan||A Home, a School, a Parish, a Playground|
|Athletics conference||Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA)|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||The Salesian Spectator|
|Dean of Students||Robert Molinaro|
|Athletic Director||Chris Beal|
Salesian High School, located in New Rochelle, New York, United States, was founded in 1920 as a private Roman Catholic secondary school for young men in grades 9 through 12. Owned and administered by the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Salesian High School is founded on Catholic philosophy and St. John Bosco's system of education, based on "reason, religion and kindness."
Salesian High School is an independent school within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and is one of the many Roman Catholic secondary schools that are located in Westchester County, New York.
The school is located on the waterfront along Long Island Sound on the former estate of John Stephenson, the inventor of the horsedrawn trolley car. The Stephenson Mansion, a historic home, took seven years to build during the 1860s at a reported cost of $250,000. After Stephenson's death in 1893, the property passed through several hands before the Salesians of Don Bosco bought it in 1919. Today the mansion is the headquarters of the Salesian Order's Eastern Province, and is known as the Salesian Provincial Residence.
American History Academy Program Salesian High School is the fourth school in the country and the first outside of New York City selected for a grant by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The grant will help the school integrate American studies into the curriculum and also sponsors trips for students. Freshmen visit historic Philadelphia, sophomores tour Mystic Seaport, and juniors follow Boston's "Freedom Trail." Selected seniors visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park for a special research project. Salesian High School's funding for these class trips was dropped in 2008.
Saturday History Program An extension of the Salesian High School American History Program, the Saturday Academy is a coed, tuition free enrichment program offered to all Catholic, Private, and Public school students in grades 7 through 10. Students that participate in this program funded by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have the opportunity to examine selected topics in American History Studies based on materials supplied by the teachers. In addition to analyzing primary sources, videos, slides and music, students participate in group discussions and go on field trips.
Honors Program Honors students can take honors level courses and Advanced Placement courses. Seniors have the opportunity to take additional college link and elective courses. The honors program begins in sophomore year, however, the school offers a pre-honors "Plus" program for select freshmen to become acquainted with honors courses.
Youth Ministry This program offers students an opportunity to learn the values of leadership and service. All students are required to complete 50 community service hours prior to graduating. Projects include: teaching CCD in local grammar schools, volunteering as a Big Brother to incoming Freshman, working in hospitals, nursing homes, or with the homeless, as well as working in poor parishes in the New York area, Florida and Mexico.
College Link Program with Iona College In cooperation with Iona College, courses are offered in the areas of Foreign Language, Political Science, and Calculus, enabling selected students to earn up to six college credits in each area.
Advanced Placement (AP)
The courses offered include:
- A.P. United States History
- A.P. World History
- A.P. English Language
- A.P. English Literature
- A.P. Calculus
- A.P. Biology
Clubs and activities
- National Honor Society
- Student Government
- Chess Club
- Civil Air Patrol
- USN Sea Cadets
- Yearbook - The Echo
- Newspaper - The Salesian Spectator
- A.M. Salesian - TV News Show
- MSG Varsity Team
- Mock Trial
- Liturgical Music Ensemble
- Marching Band
- Jazz Band
- Music Club
- Art Club
- Outdoors Club
- With Open Arms
- Academic Team
- History Club
- Rockclimbing Club
Fall Out Boy Music Video
The video "Dance Dance" by the band Fall Out Boy was filmed in the Salesian High School gym. "Dance, Dance" is the second single from Fall Out Boy's album From Under the Cork Tree. The video won Viewer's Choice Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, and the single was certified platinum in record sales.
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27.