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 Mr. David Niedle
Principal Mrs. Gina DeSantis
Chaplain Rev. Soju Varghese
Grades 9-12
Gender Girls until 1969
Coeducational from 1969
Enrollment 450 (2013-2014)
Average class size 30
Campus size 6 acres (24,000 m2)
Color(s) Red and Black         
Mascot Maverick
Team name Mavericks
Accreditation Middle States Accreditation in process.
Tuition $7,000
Athletic Director Gela Mikalauskas

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 and 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 1969. From 1973-82, Msgr. Thomas J. Bergin was the principal of the school.[3] In October 1978, the name was formally changed to Moore Catholic High School. As of 2013 the school has about 450 students enrolled.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


As of 2016 enrollment stands at 425 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: Theology, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Criminal Justice, Immunology, AP Calculus, AP English, AP US History, & AP Biology.


The school has several annual events: Freshman Field Day, Senior Costume Day, Senior Prom, Fashion Show, 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, some ccer, co-ed cheerleading, bowling, and track and field, dance team, and volleyball. Nick Giannatasio is the Varsity Football Coach.


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

Notable alumni[edit]


  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.