Monsignor Farrell High School

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Monsignor Farrell High School
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2900 Amboy Road


Coordinates40°34′2″N 74°7′32″W / 40.56722°N 74.12556°W / 40.56722; -74.12556Coordinates: 40°34′2″N 74°7′32″W / 40.56722°N 74.12556°W / 40.56722; -74.12556
TypePrivate, All-Male
MottoVir Fidelis
(Faithful Man)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Area trusteeThomas Bergin
PrincipalLawrence Musanti [1]
Color(s)Maroon and Gold         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) [3]
MascotFarrell Lion
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
NewspaperThe Lion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

Monsignor Farrell High School is a Catholic high school located in the Oakwood section of Staten Island, New York. Opened in 1961, the school was named in honor of Monsignor Joseph Farrell, a prominent Catholic priest, as well as a religious, political and community leader on Staten Island.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Lawrence Musanti appointed principal at Monsignor Farrell". Silive. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ Statistical information gathered from Monsignor Farrell High School's official site's Monsignor Farrell High School enrollment statistics Archived 2013-01-13 at page
  3. ^ "Farrell's stalwart defensive effort puts it in CHSAA A intersectional final". Silive. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  5. ^ Radosta, John. "NORRIS LEADS BY 1 WITH 63 AT HARTFORD", The New York Times, August 13, 1982. Accessed February 28, 2017. "Britton, who is 26 years old, was graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island."
  6. ^ Kent, Andy. "Inside The Coaching Staff: Kevin Coyle", Miami Dolphins, March 17, 2014. Accessed February 28, 2017. "[Q] Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career? Coyle: It was my high school coach, Coach Dennis Barrett at Monsignor Farrell High School back in Staten Island."
  7. ^ Michael Cusick Biography, New York State Assembly. Accessed February 28, 2017. "He is an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120, Richmond Engine #1, the Oceanic Hook and Ladder Co. #1 and was inducted into the Monsignor Farrell High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007."
  8. ^ "Rep. Donovan is new chairman of House security panel (commentary)", United States House of Representatives, February 29, 2016. Accessed February 28, 2017. "When I think back to the small apartment my mom and dad raised me in, how they pooled what little they earned to send their boy Danny to Monsignor Farrell High School with the hope that he would have a better life, I'm humbled that I now have the opportunity to honor their sacrifices by making a difference in keeping our city and nation secure."
  9. ^ "Vito Fossella - U.S. Congress Votes Database". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  10. ^ Barone, Vincent. "Monsignor Farrell High School graduates 198", Staten Island Advance, May 23, 2015. Accessed February 28, 2017. "In keeping with tradition, notable school alumni State Sen. Andrew Lanza, class of 1982, and Assemblyman Michael Cusick, class of 1987, were in attendance and handed out community service awards to graduates."
  11. ^ Michael Portantiere (2006-05-17). "Follow Spot | Tovah Feldshuh gets her Irish up to play Dolly Gallagher Levi, and John Lavelle acts like a Wall Street minion in Burleigh Grime$. Plus: What went wrong with Tarzan?". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  12. ^ "McMAHON, Michael E., (1957 - )", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed February 28, 2017. "McMAHON, Michael E., a Representative from New York; born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 12, 1957; graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island, N.Y"
  13. ^ Price, Jay. "Six to be enshrined in Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame", Staten Island Advance, December 7, 2008. Accessed February 28, 2017. "[caption] Kevin O'Connor, far left, went from being the point guard for Monsignor Farrell to the general manager of the Utah Jazz in his 40-year basketball career."
  14. ^ "On the Issues: James Oddo |". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  15. ^ Benanti, Carol Ann. "Staten Island's Farrell alumni dish on show business", Staten Island Advance, March 23, 2012. Accesssed February 28, 2017. "On hand to bring a touch of Hollywood starpower to Staten Island were actor Theo Rossi and actors/comedians James (Murr) Murray and Joe Gatto, who recently returned to Monsignor Farrell High School — their alma mater — to speak to students and credit the Oakwood school for their diligence and success."
  16. ^ "Siena College Official Athletic Site - Siena College". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  17. ^ Taverner, William J. "Big congressman, little boys", Staten Island Advance, February 15, 2014. Accessed February 28, 2017. "You might accuse me of overanalyzing the congressman’s stunted development. An old friend from Monsignor Farrell High School defended the congressman, saying his response was reasonable because he was ambushed."
  18. ^ Lou Tobacco Biography, New York State Assembly, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 15, 2012. Accessed February 28, 2017. "Lou Tobacco was elected to the New York State Assembly on March 27, 2007. Lou is a graduate of Public School 35, St. Joseph Hill Academy, Monsignor Farrell High School and the Rockefeller College of Politics at State University of New York at Albany."
  19. ^ De Biase Jr, Charlie. "Island native John Wolyniec named USL Coach of the Year", Staten Island Advance, November 4, 2016. Accessed February 28, 2017. "It's been quite a few weeks for Annadale native and former Major League Soccer player John Wolyniec. The one-time Monsignor Farrell and Fordham University star not only guided the New York Red Bulls II to the United Soccer Leagues (USL) championship, but was named the USL 2016 Coach of the Year earlier this week."

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