Admissions Information

Admission Information & Quick Facts


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). 

TACHS registration opens on August 26th, 2024 at 9am on

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.

TACHS Applicant Record

Public and Private School Students

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 email these applicant records.

Catholic School Students

Students in Catholic schools will have their applicant records automatically sent to their choices.

The TACHS applicant record can be submitted after the first quarter report cards are given to 8th graders. They can be emailed to our admissions department.

All applicant records can be emailed to admissions, or mailed to Monsignor Farrell High School, 2900 Amboy Road, Staten Island NY 10306.

There are no special applications, scholarship exams, essays, or recommendations required.

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

TACHS Applicant Record 

Open House 2024

We invite all 8th-grade boys and their parents to join us for open house on Sunday, October 20, 2024.  Pre-registration is required and will be available on this webpage beginning in mid-August, 2024

How to Transfer to Monsignor Farrell

Current high school students interested in transferring to Monsignor Farrell High School should contact Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Vincent  Nabavi '11 at 718-987-2900 ext. 1273, or contact him via email.

We look forward to showing you why Monsignor Farrell High School is
the leader in all-boys college preparatory education


Shadow Program

Experience Monsignor Farrell High School first-hand through our Lion for a Day shadowing program

  • The program is open to all current 8th-grade boys
  • Shadowing takes place Monday – Friday during select school days
  • Appointments will begin in September 2024.  Scheduling will begin in mid-August and will be available on this page.

Current 8th-grade boys will be paired with a Monsignor Farrell High School student for the school day.  During their visit, they will attend classes, meet students and faculty, and be treated to lunch at Denino's at the Den in our cafeteria.

On the day of their appointment, students should arrive at the main office by 9:00 am, sharp, where they will meet with the Director of Admissions and their host student. Students should dress in business casual attire, or their school uniform, if they have one.

All students who complete a shadow day will receive a letter from Monsignor Farrell High School excusing them from school for the day. 

There are currently no available shadow appointments available. 


Virtual Open House

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

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 records (preference is shown to students who put Monsignor Farrell as their 1st choice).

  • Tuition for the current 2023 -2024 school year is $11,200. 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 - 850 - 875

  • Average class size - 27

  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio

  • Over 70% of our faculty hold advanced degrees

  • 100% graduation rate

  • Class of 2023 average SAT scores - Top 10 percent: 1401, Top 25 percent: 1334, Top 50 percent: 1255

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 Commitment

We Welcome

students and families of every background as partners in our inclusive Catholic educational community. We are committed to helping young men develop their best selves - intellectually, morally, and spiritually - through a transformative high school experience in and out of the classroom.

We Promise

a modern and invigorating curriculum, striving for academic excellence within an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork. We insist on honesty, integrity, and fairness.  

We Encourage

active and meaningful service, promote good sportsmanship, and hold each member of our community responsible for setting a good example.

We Aspire

to be defined by graduates who embody the core values of a Faithful Man, prepared to achieve success at the college of their choice and to excel in their professions. They will serve as leaders and role models with an unyielding commitment to integrity and service, and an enthusiasm for helping their Monsignor Farrell brothers who follow.

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.