Niagara Catholic High School

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Niagara Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Niagara Falls, New York within the Diocese of Buffalo. It is the only Catholic high school in Niagara County.

Seal of Bishop Duffy High School

Background[edit]

Niagara Catholic was established in 1975 in the traditions of the former St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy and Madonna High Schools. It is located at 520 66th Street in the city of Niagara Falls, New York.

St. Mary's High School[edit]

In 1927 St. Mary's, a co-educational high school (not to be confused with the co-educational high school of the same name in nearby Lancaster), was established by the Rev. Cornelius F. Killeen, Pastor of St. Mary's Church, and staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children. By the start of the school year in 1933, St. Mary's enjoyed it largest freshman enrollment to date. Its combination of a strict code of conduct, a well rounded curriculum and competitive athletic programs the school realized strong student enrollemtn throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. In 1959 the young women of St. Mary's moved to the newly constructed Madonna Catholic High School.

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