Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

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Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School
McClancy Mem HS 31 Av 72 St jeh.jpg
31st Avenue entrance
71-06 31st Avenue
New York (East Elmhurst, Queens), New York 11370
United States
Coordinates 40°45′29″N 73°53′43″W / 40.75806°N 73.89528°W / 40.75806; -73.89528Coordinates: 40°45′29″N 73°53′43″W / 40.75806°N 73.89528°W / 40.75806; -73.89528
Type Private, Co-ed
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Established 1956
Status Open
President Br. Joseph Rocco
Principal James Castrataro
Staff 26
Faculty 35
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approx. 660 (2015)
Color(s) Scarlet and White         
Slogan The school that makes a difference.
Athletics 13 sports
Mascot The Crusader
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The Sentinel
Yearbook The McClancian
Admissions Director Nicholas Melilto
Athletic Director Gerard O'Riordan

Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School is a co-educational Catholic high school located in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York. As of Fall 2012, the school started accepting young women. Founded by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1956, Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School serves the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and provides education for approximately 550 students from grades 9 to 12. Admissions is open to any student of any ethnicity and of any faith, but requires TACHS (Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools) scores from students entering from the 8th grade, students on other levels contact the school directly. The school was first founded in 1956, dedicated to the memory of Msgr. Joseph V. McClancy, a long time diocesan Superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. The school is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[2]

McClancy draws students from eighty-five parochial and public schools located throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island.


The McClancy athletics program includes:

  • Basketball- Boys & Girls
  • Baseball- Boys
  • Softball- Girls
  • Tennis- Boys
  • Volleyball- Girls & Boys
  • Soccer- Boys & Girls
  • Track and Field- Boys & Girls
  • Bowling- Boys
  • Swimming and Diving- Boys & Girls
  • Handball- Boys
  • Cheerleading- Girls
  • Golf - Boys & Girls
  • Hockey- Boys

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the school announced that Varsity Basketball coach, Mr. Donald Kent, was resigning from his position as head coach due to health reasons.


The school has recently undergone an extensive renovation project which included soundproofing and air conditioning for each classroom. The school has also fully renovated the biology, chemistry, and physics labs over the summer of 2011. Over the summer of 2012, the school created a new media center, and a new art studio.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ MMMHS. "Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School". Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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