Nazareth Regional High School (Brooklyn)

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Nazareth Regional High School
475 East 57th Street
East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York 11203
United States
Coordinates 40°38′38″N 73°55′21″W / 40.64389°N 73.92250°W / 40.64389; -73.92250Coordinates: 40°38′38″N 73°55′21″W / 40.64389°N 73.92250°W / 40.64389; -73.92250
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1962
Dean Monique Fisher
Principal Providencia Quiles
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 400 (2016)
Average class size 25
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Slogan Where bright futures begin!
Mascot Knight
Nickname Naz
Team name Kingsmen
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper Excalibur
School fees $560 (2016-2017)
Tuition $8,150 (2016-2017)
Affiliation Xaverian Brothers
Graduation Rate 99%
Online Organization Service PlusPortals
Athletic Director Rick Dolan

Nazareth Regional High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Brooklyn, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

Nazareth is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, co-educational private Catholic high school that offers a 4-year academic, college preparatory and religious education curriculum. It is governed by a policy-making lay board of trustees and is affiliated with the American Central Province of the Xaverian Brothers. The school is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Nazareth Regional High School serves approximately 400 students from the New York metropolitan area.


Nazareth Regional High School was established in 1962 by the Xaverian Brothers.[2] The architect was Anthony J. DePace.

The first semester of the initial year of Nazareth High School was spent at the newly completed Bishop Kearney High School, since Nazareth’s building was yet unfinished. In the spring of 1963, Bishop Brian McEntegart dedicated the new building, and the first class of freshmen joined the small Nazareth faculty in moving into their own school. Brother Thaddeus, C.F.X., served as first principal until 1966. He and the other Xaverian Brothers and Catholic laymen who administered and staffed the new school centered the goals of Nazareth around the theme “wisdom, age, and favor with God” because these were the qualities of Jesus as described in Scripture as he grew up in the town of Nazareth.

The first class of Nazareth Kingsmen graduated in June 1966. In 1974, the Principal, Brother Mathew Burke, with the encouragement of Bishop Francis Mugavero, formed a new Catholic school governed by a Board of Trustees because the diocese could no longer continue to subsidize the school. The new school was called Nazareth Regional High School and was staffed mostly by Catholic laypersons along with some religious men and women. In 1976, the school admitted women for the first time, and in June 1980 the first female valedictorian was selected.

In 1994, Nazareth Regional High School was formally affiliated with the network of schools sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers’ American Province. Today, Nazareth is a fully developed Catholic, co-educational, secondary school serving students from parochial, private, and public schools throughout Brooklyn and parts of Queens. The school faced financial difficulties in 2012 and it was feared that the school would close at the end of the academic year due to a decline in enrollment along with an overwhelming amount of outstanding debt. However, alumni and others raised $700,000 in six weeks, allowing the school to remain open.[3]

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  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  2. ^ NRHS. "Nazareth Regional High School History". Nazareth Regional High School website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  3. ^ Nazareth Regional High School to remain open,; accessed April 3, 2015.

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