Admissions Information

Admission Information & Quick Facts

Admissions & Transfers

Class of 2028 Applicant Information

All current 7th-grade/rising 8th-grade boys who would like to apply for admission as part of the Monsignor Farrell High School, Class of 2028  must apply to Monsignor Farrell High School by taking the TACHS exam on Friday, November 3rd.

TACHS exam registration begins on Monday, August 21st, and ends Thursday, October 26th.

Students requesting an extended time accommodation for the TACHS exam must submit the eligibility form found at

This form will be submitted to



For more information on admission and/or transferring into Monsignor Farrell High School, please contact Vincent Nabavi '11, Director of Admission and Recruitment.  718-987-2900 Ext. 1273


TACHS Applicant Record

After taking the TACHS exam, students must have an applicant record submitted on their behalf.

All applicant records are due to by December 13th, 2023. These records may also be mailed to Monsignor Farrell High School, 2900 Amboy Road, Staten Island NY 10306

Catholic elementary school 8th-grade boys automatically have their applicant records sent to their three high school choices.

Public and Private school 8th-grade boys must ensure their applicant records are sent to their three high school choices.  Applicant records must be filled out completely by the student’s middle school and include all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade grades along with standardized test scores. Applicant records cannot be filled out by a student or parent. To download the applicant record form, please click the link below. All applicant records must be stamped by the students’ middle school. Public school guidance counselors, staff, or families can send these applicant records via email to

If you have any questions, please email the Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Vincent  Nabavi '11 at

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TACHS Exam Registration - #FarrellFirst

Your first step to becoming a Faithful Man of Monsignor Farrell begins with registering for the TACHS Exam (Test for Admissions into Catholic High School). 

Remember, when registering for the TACHS Exam, students must select #FarrellFirst or second to be considered for admission into Monsignor Farrell High School. 

Use code 116 on the TACHS registration to select Monsignor Farrell High School as your first or second choice. We also will review all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade scores alongside the TACHS exam scores. Please note, as part of our admission standards we do not accept students who select Monsignor Farrell as their third choice.

Important TACHS Exam Information:​

  • All 8th - grade boys who are seeking admission into Monsignor Farrell High School are required to take the TACHS exam
  •  Please be certain to select Monsignor Farrell as your first or second choice by using code 116 

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Tuition and Scholarships

  • Full and partial academic scholarships are awarded based on superior performance on TACHS exam and outstanding 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade academic record (preference is shown to students who put Monsignor Farrell as their 1st choice).

  • Tuition for the current 2021 -2022 school year is $10,000. Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.​

  • Monsignor Farrell High School utilizes the FACTS tuition management system.

Quick Facts

  • Monsignor Farrell is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
  • Monsignor Farrell High School is an all-boys Catholic High School located in the Oakwood section of Staten Island

  • Opened in 1961

  • Governed by the Monsignor Farrell High School Board of Trustees - Mr. Stephen J. Macri '78, Chairman of the Board

  • President - Mr. Louis R. Tobacco '90

  •  Principal - Mr. Lawrence V. Musanti

  •  Assistant Principal for Academics - Mr. Daniel T. Fisher '05

  • Enrollment - 815 - 830

  • Average class size - 26

  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio

  • 100% graduation rate

  • Class of 2021 average SAT scores - Top 10 percent: 1401, Top 25 percent: 1334, Top 50 percent: 1255

  • 56 million dollars in college scholarship money was awarded to the Class of 2020. 

Our Mission

is to develop the Vir Fidelis, a Faithful Man, in an atmosphere of Catholic faith and values; an individual aware of his God-given talents, confident in his abilities, dedicated to his family, and oriented to the service of God and community.

Our Motto

Our motto “Vir Fidelis” translated “faithful man,” is derived from the Divine Office on the Feast of Saint Joseph where it stated that:

"A faithful man shall be much praised, and he who is the guardian of his Lord shall be glorified.”

With this motto, Monsignor Farrell High School heralds its ideal of Catholic manhood, attempting to present a program and lifestyle which, with God’s help, will enable the students to cope with the challenge of living in the modern world.