Cardinal Hayes High School

Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 73°55′31″W / 40.82056°N 73.92528°W / 40.82056; -73.92528
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Cardinal Hayes High School
650 Grand Concourse


United States
Coordinates40°49′14″N 73°55′31″W / 40.82056°N 73.92528°W / 40.82056; -73.92528
TypeCatholic, All-Male[1]
MottoFor God and Country
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic[1]
Established1941 (82 years ago) (1941)
FounderArchbishop Francis Spellman
PresidentMichael Carey
PrincipalWilliam Lessa
Teaching staff58.0 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment945[1] (2017–2018[1])
Student to teacher ratio16.3[1]
Color(s)Cardinal and Gold   
Slogan"Up Hayes and All Its Loyal Men"
AthleticsBaseball, football, basketball, track and field, soccer, golf, bowling, cross country, lacrosse
Team nameCardinals
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationCity Scapes (literary magazine)
NewspaperChallenger (
YearbookThe Hayes

Cardinal Hayes High School is an American Catholic high school for boys in the Concourse Village neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City, New York. The school serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is a member of the Catholic High School Athletic Association. The building was constructed in the Art Deco style. It is named after Cardinal Patrick Joseph Hayes, a previous archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.


Cardinal Hayes was dedicated on September 8, 1941, by Archbishop Spellman. Cardinal Hayes' current rival is Mount Saint Michael Academy. The two schools' football teams have met annually since 1942 on Thanksgiving Day. Cardinal Hayes also takes part in non-annual football rivalries with Cardinal Spellman High School and Archbishop Stepinac High School for the Fathers' Club Trophy and the Father John Dubois Memorial Trophy, respectively. Throughout the years, the school has been staffed by Archdiocesan Priests, De la Salle, Xavieran, Marist and Irish Christian Brothers. The school today is largely staffed by lay faculty.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Cardinal Hayes High School". Private School Universe Survey. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Alexander, David Patrick (October 22, 2010). "Regis Philbin Comes Home to Cardinal Hayes High School". The Bronx Ink. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  4. ^ "Chlupsa vs. Cazzie". The Gazette. May 21, 1968. p. 20. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  5. ^ Celona, Larry; Simko-Bednarski, Evan (September 4, 2022). "How former Mets pitcher Steve Dillon became an NYPD cop". New York Post. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Gates, Anita (October 18, 2016). "John Good, Architect of F.B.I.'s Abscam Sting Operation, Dies at 80". The New York Times. Retrieved November 19, 2022. "He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1954 and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Fordham University in 1958."
  7. ^ Malcolm, S. (February 12, 2007). "Analyze This". King. Retrieved November 19, 2022. Jim Jones: I was a little reckless in high school. I went to Cardinal Hayes... I got kicked out of Hayes during my senior year.

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