Elmhurst, NY 11373
Principal: Mr. Richie Diaz
Average Class Size: 15
Extracurricular Activities: Interscholastic Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, and Forensics. Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, Touch Football, Softball, Floor Hockey, Ping Pong, and Chess.
Open House Dates: Wednesday, November 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Admissions Director: Rev. Joseph G. Fonti (718) 592-6800
Percent of Seniors Attending College: 100
Top 2013 Seniors Attending: The CUNY Macauley Honors at Hunter College, Seton Hall University
Most Attended College: St. Francis College, St. John’s University
Average SAT: 1660
College Credit Courses: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Calculus AB, World History, US History, U.S. Government & Politics, Government & Politics Comp, and Theology and the St. John’s University College Advantage Program
Admissions Requirements: TACHS, Principal Recommendation and a Middle School Transcript.
School Motto: Cathedral Men – Made for Greatness
Mission Statement: Cathedral Preparatory Seminary began its illustrious history in the fall of 1914 at the corners of Atlantic and Washington avenues in Brooklyn. In 1963 an additional campus was open in Elmhurst. The "two became one" at the Elmhurst site in 1985.
Founded as a preparatory high school, Cathedral was also a seminary; a place where boys could be comfortable discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood at a young age. For almost 100 years, Cathedral has stayed faithful to this mission: form the mind in the ways of academic excellence and the heart and soul in the ways of heroic virtue and belief.
Proud to call nearly 4,000 men graduates, the program at Cathedral continues to offer the young men of Kings and Queens counties, as well as from the outlying areas, a personalized, superior education in an environment where growth in maturity and grace are encouraged and fostered.
Keenly aware that both the Church and society need strong, dedicated leaders, Cathedral is determined to stay faithful to forming men as gifted thinkers and generous servants. Whether our graduates don the vestments of pastoral service as priests or deacons or devote themselves to caring for an individual family, a young man who experiences the Cathedral spirit will be ready and willing to be a man for greatness.
Cathedral Prep Seminary is one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States National Catholic High School Honor Roll.