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St. Joseph By The Sea High School

St. Joseph By The Sea High School is a coeducational private Catholic magnet school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School is a private Catholic school which exists to afford young men and women the opportunity to come to appreciate that every person has been created by God in His image and likeness, was redeemed by Christ, and is destined to become one with God. Here, education is the deliberate effort of the administration, faculty, and parents to assist our young people in the development of their spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic potential through instruction, discipline and example. We offer, therefore, an education rooted in Gospel values. We expect students to develop an awareness and sensitivity for these values and for the basic principles of American democracy by practicing them in their lives. Our ultimate goal is to help develop responsible persons who will use their virtues and talents in making the world a better place. In cooperation with the home, the church, and the state, we communicate knowledge, truth, and a sense of justice in order to give students the ability to exercise responsible choices in their lives. All students take a college preparatory course, with an advanced "honors" track for more advanced students. All students must take four years of Science, Math, English, History, and Religion and complete a three year foreign language sequence. All students receive a Regents diploma "with advanced designation" (that is, students are expected to pass with at least 65 percent the New York State exams in English, Math A, Living Environment, Global Studies and U.S. History necessary for a Regents-endorsed diploma, plus Math B, Chemistry, and Italian or Spanish required for the "advanced" endorsement; students also take a third science Regents exam in Earth Science or Physics, placing them even above the advanced designation).Students in honors take three years of Latin culminating in the Latin Regents and earn six credits in Latin From St. John's University. Students can earn up to 60 college credits from SUNY Albany, St. John's University, and Iona College in their junior and senior years.In addition to the above courses and several other requirements, students are required to take four years of Catholic Studies (Introduction to the Creed and Sacraments; Sacred Scipture; Church History; Moral Theology) is closed and pass a Catholic Competency Examination.There are two full time priests on staff and two visiting priests who teach Religion.

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Traditional Catholic education with an emphasis on the liberal arts and STEM. Students are assessed using the New York State Advanced Regents exams and the school publishes the results.

The school boasts three instructors with PhD's in Science and Math and offers three internship programs, including Law, Medicine, and a Research Internship in Neuroscience. The school offers special advisement for careers in science and technology as well as Robotics.

Additionally, the school's affiliation with SUNY Albany, St. John's University, and Iona College affords students the opportunity to earn as many as 60 college credits while in High School. Approximately 15% of the student body consistently graduates with 30 or more college credits, which constitutes a year of college.

All instruction is provided through the school's Seamless Online Learning Environment in which all students use school-issued iPads to access Blackboard Learn in class. Assignments are submitted electronically and all testing is done electronically.




Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (718) 984-6500



Academic Calendar: Year

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,365
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 390
10 389
11 307
12 279

St. Joseph By The Sea High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Joseph By The Sea High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Dress Code Uniform
Principal   Fr. Michael Reilly


Athletics: Boys: Football, Soccer, Cross-Country, Track, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Tennis, Swimming, Sailing, Archery, Rifle, Golf, Volleyball, Bowling, and Fencing Girls: Volleyball, Soccer, Cross-Country, Track, Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Swimming, Sailing, Archery, Rifle, Golf, Softball, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Bowling, and Fencing Co-curricular activities include Holy Name Society, Ladies of Charity, National Honor Society, Viking Press Newspaper, WSJS Television, Band, Chorus, and the Yearbook. Clubs and activities are organized and approved by the students through their own student government organization and therefore always meet the needs of the current student body. Currently the students have a DJ Club, a Comic Book Club, a Fashion Club, Spring Musical, Fall Drama, Book Club, Irish Club, Communion and Liberation, Debate, History Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Conservation Club, ITV Team, and Ultimate Frisbee.
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