Seton Hall High School

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Seton Hall High School
155 West Roe Blvd
Patchogue, (Suffolk County), New York 11772-2325
United States
Coordinates 40°46′35″N 73°1′29″W / 40.77639°N 73.02472°W / 40.77639; -73.02472Coordinates: 40°46′35″N 73°1′29″W / 40.77639°N 73.02472°W / 40.77639; -73.02472
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Esse quam videri
(To be rather than to seem)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton
Established 1937
Status closed
Closed 1974
School district Private
Grades 9-12
Campus size 27 acres
Color(s) Blue and White         
Sports baseball, basketball, football, cross country, track, field hockey, softball, cheerleading, tennis,
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Newspaper Seton Hall Days and Chimera
Yearbook Milestones

Seton Hall High School was located on 155 West Roe Boulevard in Patchogue, New York. Prior to 1952, the school was situated in bungalows on South Ocean Avenue. It opened in September 1937 and was closed in June 1974.[1] Seton Hall was one of very few co-educational Catholic High Schools on Long Island, New York. The team mascot was the Eagle. The school motto was "Esse quam videri" meaning "To be, rather than to seem (to be)" and it appeared on the class rings of the school.

The former campus is now home to St. Joseph's College.

Religious identity[edit]

Seton Hall was a Co-Ed Roman Catholic private school operated by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax.


September 1937 - first freshman class begins
June 1941 - first senior class graduates
September 1952 - Seton Hall moves to permanent campus at 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue, NY
June 1974 - last senior class graduates

Notable faculty and staff[edit]

Frank Layden coached varsity basketball 1962 to 1966. Went on to coach Niagara University and the Utah Jazz[2]

Henry Read, athletic director and football coach, holds the record for most high school football victories in the history of Suffolk County, NY. (That record has since been surpassed).[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Mary Louise Brink, S.C., Ph.D. ; Seton Hall's last principal and eventually the elected leader of the Sisters of Charity; the first woman appointed Academic Dean at the Immaculate Conception Seminary, New York [4]

Robert Davi, actor, director, political activist
Billy Hayes student in the early 1960s.[5] Author of the book, Midnight Express, which was later adapted into the 1978 film Midnight Express
Bob McCarthy, class of 1966, musician [6]
Robert Phillips (guitarist) class of 1971
John Schmitt, professional football (US), played center for the New York Jets. He played in Super Bowl III


  1. ^ "1974 Seton Hall Yearbook pages 166-167". 1974-06-25. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Dowling College - Hall of Fame". 1979-05-09. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Newsday: Henry Read". Jason Molinet. 2000-10-01. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Billy Hayes". 1979-05-09. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  6. ^ "Bob McCarthy Biography". 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2012-03-27. [permanent dead link]

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