Moore Catholic High School

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Moore Catholic High School
100 Merrill Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°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
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderArchdiocese of New York; Presentation Sisters of Staten Island
DeanMrs. Karen Rudick
PrincipalMrs. Gina DeSantis
ChaplainFather Soju Varghese
GenderGirls until 1969
Coeducational from 1969
Average class size30
Campus size6 acres (24,000 m2)
Color(s)Red and Black         
Team nameMavericks
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Moore Catholic High School is a private, Catholic school in the Bulls Head neighborhood of Staten Island, New York. It was founded by the Presentation Sisters of Staten Island in September 1962 and named for Mary Young Moore, a beneficiary to the Archdiocese,[1] and was the first Archdiocesan high school for girls on Staten Island.[2] Moore became co-educational in September 1969, and the name was formally changed from Countess Moore High School to Moore Catholic High School in October 1978.[citation needed] Current enrollment is about 400 students, evenly divided between males and females.[3]

Advanced academics[edit]

In 2005, Moore initiated a program called Presentation Scholars Academy for gifted students. The students are challenged and take accelerated, college-level, and Advanced Placement classes. The school also has a partnership with St. John's University, a large Catholic university that gives academic credit to Moore students for college-level extension courses.[1]


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, soccer, co-ed cheerleading, bowling, and track and field, dance team, and volleyball. Gela Mikalauskas is the Athletic Director, and Nick Giannatasio is the Varsity Football Coach.


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

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Student Handbook" (PDF). Moore Catholic High School. September 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Lundrigen, Margaret (2009). Irish Staten Island. Arcadia Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7385-6279-7. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Students at Moore Catholic High School". Niche. Retrieved April 7, 2019.

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