High Schools

The High School Admissions Process
It’s time to help your child apply to high school! Where to start? We’ve got important information about the high school admissions process, including how to apply to both public and private school, special programs and more.

Important High School Admissions Dates
When is the deadline for registration? When are the borough and city high school fairs? Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind, whether you are applying to public school or Catholic school.

Local Schools & Open Houses
It’s important to weigh your options carefully when deciding which schools you are applying to. Research each school that interests you and be sure to attend as many Open Houses as possible. At an Open House you will have the opportunity to visit the school, meet with staff, and learn all about the school’s programs and curriculum. Below you will find a list of schools and open house dates you may wish to attend with your child.

>>Featured Staten Island Public Schools

Curtis High School
105 Hamilton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 390-1800 • curtishs.org
Open House: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
See which Small Learning Communities suits your interests and learn about the school’s many clubs, activities, and PSAL Athletic Teams. For more information, contact Mr. Gregory Jaenicke, Principal, or Mrs. Caruso at 718 – 390-1812.

Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
100 Essex Drive
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 370-6950 • gaynormccownels.org
Open House: October 23 (7pm)
Open House: November 2 (7pm)

Find out about their EL Education model at this NYC public high school that offers a safe, inclusive and academically rigorous college preporatory learning community focused on developing both the scholarship and character of its students.

Staten Island Technical High School
485 Clawson Street
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 667-3222 • siths.org
Open House: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 
All 7th and 8th grade public, private, and parochial students and parents are welcome. Those who cannot attend may make alternate arrangements by contacting Barbara Malenfant at BMalenfant@schools.nyc.gov. Reserve your ticket to the SITHS Open House here.

>>Featured Staten Island Private Schools

Moore Catholic High School
100 Merrill Avenue
Staten Island, NY 104314
TACHS #306 • Coed
(718) 761-9200 • moorecatholichs.org
Open House: Sunday, October 1, 2017
See the 6-acre campus, and learn about individualized college-prep programs, St. John’s College Advantage Program, Performing Arts Institute, athletic facilities and more.

Notre Dame Academy
134 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
TACHS #224 • Girls
(718) 447-8878 • notredameacademy.org
Open House: Sunday, October 22, 2017 (1-4pm)
College preparatory curriculum, six consecutive years of National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists, magnificent 13 acre campus, STEM, Advanced Placement, college and honors courses, Class of 2017 awarded with $25 million in college scholarships, a tradition in all girls Catholic Academy since 1903. Pair up with a student for a day and experience the campus and what it’s like to be a Gator for a Day.

St. Joseph by the Sea
5150 Hylan Blvd,
Staten Island, NY 10312
TACHS #328 • Coed
(718) 984-6500 • josephsea.org
Open House: October 15, 2017 for Girls (1-4pm)
Open House: October 22, 2017 for Boys (1-4pm)
Preregister by texting the word “SEA” to the number 313131. Class of 2017 was awarded over $75 million in scholarships, 17% earned a year or more of college credits, 89% earned some college crdits, 53% earned a semester or more of college credits.

Saint Peter’s Boys High School
200 Clinton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
TACHS #117 • Boys
(718) 447-1676 ext. 229 • saintpeters100years.org
Open House: Sunday, October 29, 2017 (1-4pm)
Oldest Catholic High School on Staten Island, celebrating 100 years of history and tradition. Small school with a family atmosphere and a place for everyone. Opportunity for full and partial scholarships. 100% acceptance rate. 11 interscholastic sports offered at freshmen, JV and varsity level, plus numerous clubs and community service opportunities.

Staten Island Academy
715 Todt Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10304
(718) 303-7846 • statenislandacademy.org
Open House: Saturday, October 21, 2017 (9am-noon)
Open House: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (9:30am)
Financial aid is available to students in every grade. Every effort is made to bridge the gap between what a family can pay and the cost of tuition by awarding over $2 million annually to elgible students.

>>Featured Private Schools Off Staten Island

Bishop Kearney High School
2202 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
TACHS # 002 • Girls
(718) 236-6363 ext. 255 • bishopkearneyhs.org 
Open House: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (6pm-7:30pm)
Open House: Sunday, October 29, 2017 (12pm-1:30pm)

State-of-the-Art STEM Wing includes Virtual Reality Room, Think Tank, 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, WBKS TV Studio and more. Click here to RSVP for the Open House.

St. Peter’s Prep
144 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 547-6389 • spprep.org
Open House Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 (1-4pm)
A New Jersey Jesuit Hogh School since 1872. Click here to learn more about admissions.

Xaverian High School
7100 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11209
TACHS #011 • Coed
(718) 836-7100 ext 117 • xaverian.org
Open House: October 15, 2017 (10am-2pm)
A Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school in the tradition of the Xaverian Brothers since 1957. Offering one-to-one learning environment with iPads for every student, hands-on classroom experiences, highly-acclaimed STEM curriculum, college counseling and internship program, college credit opportunities available, class of 2017 received over $36 million in scholarships, plus unique extracurricular offerings including the renowned MAX Program (Music at Xaverian) as well as competitive athletic programs for boys and girls.

NYC Public High Schools in Staten Island

CSI High School for International Studies
100 Essex Dr, Staten Island, NY 10314

Curtis High School
105 Hamilton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

The Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island
101 Warren St, Staten Island, NY 10304

Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
100 Essex Dr, Staten Island, NY 10314

The Michael J. Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

New Dorp High School
465 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306

Port Richmond High School
85 St Josephs Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302

Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School
290 St Marks Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301

Staten Island Technical High School
485 Clawson St, Staten Island, NY 10306

Susan E. Wagner High School
1200 Manor Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

Tottenville High School
100 Luten Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312

Public High School Directories:
• 2018 Staten Island High School Directory 
• 2018 Citywide High School Directory
• 2018 Specialized High Schools Student Handbook

NYC Private High Schools in Staten Island

Catholic High Schools:

Moore Catholic High School
100 Merrill Avenue, Staten Island, NY 104314

Notre Dame Academy
134 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

St. John Villa Academy
57 Cleveland Pl, Staten Island, NY 10305

St. Joseph by the Sea High School
5150 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10312

St. Peter’s High School for Boys
200 Clinton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Bishop Ahern High School (a special education program for students 12-21)
315 Arlene Street, Staten Island, NY 10314

Monsignor Farrell High School
2900 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10306

Archdiocese of New York

Test for Admission into Catholic High School (TACHS) 

Non-Catholic Private Schools:

Staten Island Academy
715 Todt Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10304

Mesivta Kesser Yisroel Of Willowbrook
240 Woodward Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314

Miraj Islamic School
307 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10301

Yeshiva Of Staten Island
1870 Drumgoole Rd E
Staten Island, NY 10309


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  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 20 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
    October 20, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.
  2. Mindful Breathing

    October 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    October 21, 2017  |  8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Join Jimmy Lopez, BREATHE(TM) Certified Instructor and owner of Monkey Bar Gym S.I.N.Y, to learn how to systematically correct your breathing style and strengthen the muscles used for respiration. Fees apply, and pre-registration is required. Contact wood@sigreenbelt.org for more information.
  3. Viburnum Planting

    October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    High Rock Park
    Participants will meet in the High Rock parking lot at the dead end of Nevada Avenue (200 Nevada Avenue). As part of It’s My Park Day, participants plant 50 Arrowwood Viburnums throughout the park in an attempt to replace some
  4. Running Wild: Introduction to Trail Running

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    A six week series. Running through the woods can nurture the soul, free the mind and tone the body. Join us for one or all of these free six clinics/runs designed to help you become more comfortable and adept at
  5. NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring
  6. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  7. Staten Island SAFE Disposal Event

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Midland Beach Parking Lot
  8. Good Day, Good Night Storytime

    October 21 @ 11:00 am
    October 21, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises
  9. Pumpkin Picking

    October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.
  10. Homework Help

    October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    October 21, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.