Monsignor Scanlan High School

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Monsignor Scanlan High School
Mshs pic.jpg
Main Building
915 Hutchinson River Parkway


United States
Coordinates40°49′30.5″N 73°50′16″W / 40.825139°N 73.83778°W / 40.825139; -73.83778Coordinates: 40°49′30.5″N 73°50′16″W / 40.825139°N 73.83778°W / 40.825139; -73.83778
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"Remembering the Past, Preparing for the Future"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School code33975
PrincipalKris Keelin
Enrollment682 (2008)
Campus size13 acres (53,000 m2)
Color(s)         Navy and White
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe Crusader
School feesDiffers by grade level
AffiliationDominican Sisters of Sparkill
Athletic DirectorTom Cattalanotto
Assistant PrincipalKaren McKeegan and Diane Ho-Shing Raikes

Monsignor Scanlan High School is a four-year private, Roman Catholic high school located in the Throggs Neck neighborhood of The Bronx, New York City. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Board of Regents.


Monsignor Scanlan High School was initially established in 1949 as two schools, St. Helena's High School for Boys and St. Helena's High School for Girls. Both schools were formed by Monsignor Arthur J. Scanlan, founding pastor of St. Helena's Church. He also founded the parish elementary school in 1940. Both high schools were renamed in Scanlan's honor in 1972 and merged to form one coeducational high school in 1976. The parish also operated a commercial high school from 1956 to 2002.

Currently experiencing a surge in its student population, the 2019-2020 incoming freshman class increased an unprecedented 38%.


Located near the foot of the Whitestone Bridge, Monsignor Scanlan High School sits on a suburban-like 13-acre oasis campus in the Throggs Neck neighborhood of The Bronx, just minutes from northern Queens. Students residing in The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan constitute the majority of the pupil population. The Q-50 and Q-44 MTA bus line accommodates Monsignor Scanlan students traveling from different points in Queens and The Bronx and conveniently stops on the school’s campus. The school is adjacent to Westchester Creek to the west and the Whitestone Bridge and Ferry Point Park to the south. [2]


The academic program is organized around a seven-day cycle on three academic levels designed to accommodate the scholastic needs of students. The Honors Program rigorously challenges honor students to excel. The Regents Program prepares students to perform successfully on the New York State Regents exams and the school's Satellite Program offers students reinforcement in the areas of Math and Reading Skills.


Msgr. Scanlan High School offers STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) courses as part of the Amazon Future Engineer Pathway STEM Program in Partnership with Edhesive. Course offerings include: Introduction to Computer Coding and Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science.

Advanced Placement courses[edit]

Monsignor Scanlan High School offers two distinctive opportunities for its students to earn college credits:

Advanced Placement courses are offered in:

  • World History
  • United States History
  • Biology
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • English

College level courses[edit]

Monsignor Scanlan High School also partners with St. John's University to offer college level courses to Juniors and Seniors with an opportunity to obtain college credits.

Campus Facilities[edit]

All classrooms are equipped with SMART Board® technology.

  • Twenty-six classrooms
  • Three science labs
  • Two computer labs
  • Two gymnasiums
  • A state-of-the-art workout facility
  • Baseball and softball fields
  • A newly renovated chapel
  • One convent


Monsignor Scanlan High School offers competitive athletic programs to its students. The school has garnered several city-wide championship titles.

Clubs and activities[edit]

Monsignor Scanlan High School has a number of student activities designed to promote a broad spectrum of interests.

  • Robotics (NEW)
  • Scanlan Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Pro-Life
  • Choir (Liturgy)
  • Global Trotters - Tutoring in Global History I & II
  • Zumba Club
  • SASA - Scanlan’s Alumni Student Assistance
  • Health and Wellness Club
  • International Culture Club
  • National Hispanic Institute
  • Knitting for Others
  • Art Club
  • Video Game Club

Honor societies[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ MSHS. "History of Monsignor Scanlan High School". Monsignor Scanlan High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  3. ^ "Judicial Directory". New York State Unified Court System. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  4. ^ Bondy, Filip (2009-12-05). "Fordham retires Anne Gregory O'Connell's jersey, honors women's college basketball rebound leader". Daily News. New York.
  5. ^ "Jim Dietz's trip to the first Head of the Charles in 1965 led him to Olympics and Hall of Fame". 18 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Mike Nagy | Society for American Baseball Research".

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