Albertus Magnus High School
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|Albertus Magnus High School|
798 Route 304
Bardonia, New York
|Type||Private, High School, Coeducational|
|Motto||Built on Faith, Bound for Excellence|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus)|
|Average class size||about 24|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Color(s)||Maroon, Gray and white|
|Athletics conference||Section 1 (NYSPHSAA)|
|Sports||soccer, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf, cross country, track, lacrosse, tennis, swimming, basketball, field hockey, cheerleading, ice hockey|
|Rival||Pearl River High School|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Tuition||$10,500 (1st child, 2016)|
|Affiliation||Dominican Sisters of Sparkill|
|Admissions Director||Noreen Power|
|Athletic Director||Tim Gavan|
Albertus Magnus High School, also known as AMHS, Albertus, and Magnus, is a Catholic, co-educational high school located in Bardonia, New York, named after the German philosopher and theologian of the same name. It is the only Catholic high school in Rockland County, New York.
Albertus Magnus High School is administered by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, which was founded on May 6, 1876, in New York City by Mother Catherine Mary Antoninus Thorpe. Albertus Mangnus High School is one of the many schools and missions in New York State, Missouri, Maryland, Montana, Pakistan, and Peru staffed by the Sparkill Dominicans in their 130-year history.
Over half of the student body participates in the many Extracurricular activities available at the school.
At the request of Cardinal Spellman in the early 1950s, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill founded Albertus Magnus High School. In July 1957 the property was purchased and thus began the journey of Albertus Magnus, the first Catholic secondary school in Rockland County. By September 1960, the new school and convent were ready for occupancy. Since the first graduating class in 1961, 7,189 students have had the privilege of receiving a quality education in a school dedicated to Catholic doctrine and Gospel values.
A major emphasis of the curriculum is teaching Catholic doctrine, responsibility to the community, and spiritual growth.
The school is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and received re-accreditation by the Middle States Association, Commission on Secondary Schools in April 2005.
Among the sports and other activities offered by the school include soccer, volleyball, cross country, winter & spring track, football, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, field hockey, and lacrosse. The school's mascot is the Falcon.
Other extracurricular activities include cheerleading, mock trial, honor societies, art, choir, computer, drama, Veritas honors chorus, Phenomenon a cappella glee club, literary magazine, Albert, International Club, Albertus Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, Midnight Run, Eucharistic ministers, pro-life, peer counseling, Student Council, Reality Check, Ski/Snowboard Club, Anime literary club, Photography Club, and the school's newspaper, Magnus Monitor.