Moore Catholic High School

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Moore Catholic High School
100 Merrill Avenue
New York City (Bulls Head, Staten Island), New York, 10314
United States
Coordinates 40°36′35″N 74°9′52″W / 40.60972°N 74.16444°W / 40.60972; -74.16444Coordinates: 40°36′35″N 74°9′52″W / 40.60972°N 74.16444°W / 40.60972; -74.16444
Type Catholic
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
Founder Archdiocese and the Presentation Sisters of Staten Island
Dean Karen Rudick
Principal Robert Manisero
Vice principal Amy Panfilo
Asst. Principal Sr. Antonia Zuffante
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls until 1969
Coeducational from 1969
Enrollment 450 (2013-2014)
Average class size 35
Campus size 6 acres (24,000 m2)
Color(s) Red and Black ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Mascot Maverick
Team name Mavericks
Accreditation Currently there is NO Middle States Accreditation
Tuition $8,000+
Athletic Director Richard Postiglione

Moore Catholic High School is a private, Catholic school on Staten Island, New York. It was founded by the Archdiocese of New York and the Presentation Sisters[1] of Staten Island in September 1962, under the name Countess Moore High School. It was named for Mary Young Moore,[2] a beneficiary to the Archdiocese, and was the first Archdiocesan high school for girls on Staten Island.[2] Moore became co-educational in September of 1969. From 1973 to 1982, Msgr. Thomas J. Bergin was the principal of the school.[3] In October of 1978, the name was formally changed to Moore Catholic High School.

As of 2013 the school has about 450 students enrolled. The school has a partnership with St. John's University, a large Catholic university. Moore students take college classes through St. John's for college credit.

Moore is home to an accredited Driver Ed program. The school offers the DMV-approved 8-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class to all in the community.

Moore has an extensive performing arts program, including classes in Dance, Acting, Voice, and Band within the curriculum known as the Moore Catholic Performing Arts Institute.


As of 2013 enrollment stands at 450 students, and the student body is evenly divided between male and female students.

In 2005, the school initiated a program called Presentation Scholars Academy for gifted students. The students are challenged and take accelerated, college-level, and Advanced Placement classes.


School clubs include National Honor Society, Student Council, The Game Club, Teaching the Christian Message, Yearbook, International Club, Interact Club, and The Art Club.


Senior Electives: Sociology & Psychology, college level math course, AP Calculus, AP English, AP US History, & AP Biology.


The school has several annual events: Freshman Field Day, Senior Costume Day, Senior Prom, Senior Ski Trip, Fashion Show, Texas Hold 'Em, Golf Outing, Performing Arts Dinner Cabaret, Coaches for Cancer Basketball Tournament, Winter and Spring Musicals, Dance and Music Recitals.


Moore Catholic offers basketball, baseball, football, softball, soccer, co-ed cheerleading, bowling, and track and field. The school's first male cheerleading captain was Senior Jean-Paul Murphy in 2013.


Moore Catholic is staffed by the Sisters of the Lady of the Garden, The Sisters of St. John the Baptist, and dedicated lay faculty and staff. 28 member faculty hold 22 advanced degrees.

Notable alumni[edit]


In 2015, physical education instructor Megan Mahoney was charged with 30 counts of statutory rape.[4]


  1. ^ "Staten Island - Moore Catholic High School" (pdf). Catholic New York's High School Guide. Catholic New York. September 10, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Lundrigen, Margaret (March 9, 2009). Irish Staten Island. Arcadia Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7385-6279-7. 
  3. ^ "Monsignor Thomas J. Bergin 1983 - 1992". A History of Our School. Monsignor Farrell High School. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
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