Moore Catholic High School
|Moore Catholic High School|
100 Merrill Avenue
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Archdiocese of New York; Presentation Sisters of Staten Island|
|Dean||Mrs. Karen Rudick|
|Principal||Mrs. Gina DeSantis|
|Chaplain||Father Soju Varghese|
|Gender||Girls until 1969|
Coeducational from 1969
|Average class size||30|
|Campus size||6 acres (24,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Accreditation||Middle 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, and was the first Archdiocesan high school for girls on Staten Island. 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. Current enrollment is about 400 students, evenly divided between males and females.
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.
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.
- Yancey Arias, actor
- Kathy Brier, actress
- Jennifer Esposito, actress
- Vidal Hazelton, football wide receiver
- Moore Catholic High School, official website