Admissions Information

Admission Information & Quick Facts

Contact Admissions

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

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

Catholic elementary school students automatically have their applicant records sent to their three high school choices.

Public middle school students must ensure their applicant records are sent to their three high school choices. To download your applicant record, please click the link below. 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 T. Nabavi '11 via

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Virtual Open House

Take a look at our prospective student video below to learn more about Monsignor Farrell High School!

How to Apply to Monsignor Farrell High School

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. 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 
  •  Students who place Monsignor Farrell as their first choice will receive preference for admission and scholarship!


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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

Monsignor Farrell High School strives to provide quality education to our young men.  Our challenge is to develop the whole man, a person aware of his own God-given talents, confident in his abilities, and oriented to the service of others.
In cooperation with the students' parents, the proper functions of the Catholic school are to create for its community a special atmosphere animated by the gospel spirit of freedom and charity, and to help youth grow so that the knowledge the students gradually acquire of the word, life, and humanity is illuminated by faith.
Stemming from the true understanding of human nature is the need for the full and harmonious development of the physical, moral, intellectual, and social endowments of each individual.  Monsignor Farrell High School's concern is to graduate mature, faithful men, who will be sensitive and productive members of society.
We offer an approach to life that is simultaneously Catholic, American, and contemporary while stressing the importance of service to others and teach our students to be seekers of peace and justice.

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.