Stella Maris High School
|Stella Maris High School|
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|140 Beach 112th Street
New York City (Rockaway Park, Queens), New York, 11694
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
Sisters of Saint Joseph
|Principal||Miss. Geri Martinez|
|Asst. Principal||S. Barbara Buckbee CSJ,
Mrs. Ann Cordes
|Enrollment||approx. 500 (2008)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Slogan||A small school where big things happen.|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Publication||Sandprints (literary magazine)|
|Athletic Director||Kevin McCarthy|
Stella Maris High School was an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. It was located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. People who attended this school said this was a "small school where big things happen." The highlight event of this school was "Blue And Gold," a school spirit event where the freshman and seniors competed against the sophomores and juniors in a series of events. This school overlooked a beautiful beach scenery and the Atlantic Ocean.
The school had an estimated 500 students coming from all over the peninsula. The teacher to student ratio was one teacher to every twelve students. The tuition was $7,300 per year. Stella Maris was affiliated with Adelphi University and St. John's University for fifteen credits. In the high school was a junior high school called Maura Clarke Junior High School Program. This program closed in 2008.
It was announced on October 19, 2009 that Stella Maris HS would close in June 2010, because of low enrollment. In June 2010 Stella Maris High School graduated its last class and closed its doors, after 67 years of educating the young women of the Rockaway Peninsula.