Catholic Central High School (Troy, New York)

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Catholic Central High School
Catholic Central High School (Troy, New York).jpg
625 Seventh Avenue

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United States
Coordinates42°46′31″N 73°40′16″W / 42.77528°N 73.67111°W / 42.77528; -73.67111Coordinates: 42°46′31″N 73°40′16″W / 42.77528°N 73.67111°W / 42.77528; -73.67111
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoPro Deo Et Patria
(For God and Country)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
CEEB code335595
NCES School ID00923572[1]
ChairpersonRidge Harris
PrincipalChristopher Signor
Enrollment218 (2021–2022)
Average class size16–18
Color(s)Purple and White   
SloganCherishing the Past – Embracing the Future.
Team nameCrusaders
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Tuition$6,425 (7–8) $7,500 (9–12)
Feeder schoolsSacred Heart(Troy), St. Jude the Apostle(Wynantskill NY), St. Mary’s(Hoosick Falls NY), St. Mary’s(Waterford NY), Holy Spirit(East Greenbush), St. Ambrose(Latham), St. Pius X(Loudonville)
Original Eighth Street home of CCHS from 1924 to 1953, now a part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Catholic Central High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Troy, New York, United States. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. During the 2021-2022 school year, Catholic Central High School educated 218 students in grades 7–12.


Catholic Central High School is a coeducational, college preparatory school.

Catholic Central High School was founded in September, 1923 by Bishop Edmund F. Gibbons, at the request of the Pastors from the parishes in Troy, Watervliet and Green Island. The school was located on Eighth Street in Troy before moving to its present location at 116th Street and Seventh Avenue in North Troy. The original Catholic Central High School building on Eight St. has now become part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The first principal was Father Burns. The student body numbered 525 students. The first class graduated in June, 1924 and numbered thirty-two. When the doors reopened in September, 1924, there were 1,046 students registered in the high school.

In 1953, Catholic Central purchased the Cluett Peabody & Company building, which had been used for experimental purposes in the field of textile research as a miniature textile mill.

Beginning September, 1953, Catholic Central High School was relocated to its present-day campus in North Troy. In 1957, where once lay a vacant lot, soon became the Monsignor Burns Gymnasium. The basketball team no longer had to play its "home" games "away". Today, the gymnasium houses not only the gym but cafeteria, stage for dramatic productions, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) weight room and band room.

In 2021, Catholic Central announced they would sell and close their Troy campus and relocate to the 19-acre St. Ambrose campus in Latham, creating a new regional K-12 campus through a merger with St. Ambrose.

Catholic Central High School educates students in grades 6–12 and offers a college preparatory/Regents curriculum along with the university at the High School program under the direction of the State University of New York at Albany. Advanced placement courses are also offered in several disciplines.

Information and achievements[edit]

Catholic Central High School is located in Troy, New York at 116th Street and 7th Avenue, central to the Capital District. It serves students from Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

Busing is provided by the resident public school district for families within a fifteen-mile (24 km) radius. Buses come from vicinities in Clifton Park, Niskayuna, Colonie, Troy, Waterford, East Greenbush, Brunswick (Brittonkill), Averill Park and Hoosick Falls.

Tuition assistance is available, including a summer work study program.

Catholic Central has won the International Center of the Capital Region Academic Worldquest Competition twice, in 2018 and 2019, earning a spot in the National Academic Worldquest Competition both years in Washington DC.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


The school offers boys and girls baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, indoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

CCHS participates in the Colonial Council athletic league.

Modified participation in the high school sports program for middle school students.

The 2010–11 Girls Varsity Volleyball team won the Big 10 Championship and went on to the Section II semi-finals where they lost to Queensbury. They defeated many great teams, especially Troy High School, whose team had not lost a game in 3 seasons until their defeat by Catholic Central.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Catholic Central High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ "Capital Region native Botticelli wraps up tenure as U.S. 'Drug Czar'". 3 December 2016.