Academics

While at Monsignor Farrell, you will engage in a rigorous course of study designed to challenge you intellectually, and prepare you for college study.

STEM Program - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Monsignor Farrell High School students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge gained in the classroom to action in a variety of experiences that will prepare them for the myriad of careers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Construction of our new science and STEM labs will further enhance our program of study.

Department of Science

Investing in the Future - Farrell will be initiating a multi-year, multi-million dollar major capital campaign, with the initial phase of construction focusing on the completion of our new biology, chemistry, physics and STEM laboratories, which will be ready for September 2020.

Department of Religion

The Department of Religion provides a sequential four-year program of required and elective courses in sacraments, scripture, doctrine, morality, history of religions and service. Each school day begins with prayer and liturgical services are provided throughout the school year.

MEDI - Medical Education Development Institute. A Partnership with Staten Island University Hospital - Northwell Health

An exclusive partnership with Staten Island University Hospital- Northwell health MEDI, the Medical Education Development Institute at Monsignor Farrell, presents students with the opportunity to complete volunteer hours at Staten Island University Hospital (student must be 16 years of age to complete volunteer hours). These volunteer hours will qualify students to shadow in different departments of the hospital and participate in the simulation lab and an “ER to the Classroom” experience. Membership to the Institute is selective and based upon academic and/or extracurricular excellence and interest.

Department of Mathematics

“Mathematics is the queen of all sciences…She often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations, she is entitled to the first rank.” - Carl Friedrich Gauss (1856)

Department of Foreign Languages

Vir Fidelis. Our school motto, the faithful man, is expressed in Latin, home base of all Romance Languages. In today’s global society, the faithful man (and woman) must be able to communicate in more than one language. Studying a foreign language is a unique experience,quite different from any other subject. Students learn new skills while using already acquired skills organized in a very different way. Studying a foreign language is for everyone and for every age group. It is never too late to learn a new language. In our department, teachers work very hard with their students to develop the four necessary language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our teachers supplement and enhance class instruction by planning activities and events to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of different communities. We plan trips and visits to the many cultural sights in New York City including museums, theater, and opera and of course restaurants. Knowing a second language…

Department of History & Social Sciences

The vocation of the faculty and staff of Monsignor Farrell High School is to provide formation for young men such that each fulfills the call he has received to be a Vir fidelis, a faithful man. We accomplish this by creating a community that awakens his heart to the image of God he carries within himself and to that same image of God in each person he meets, and by assisting him as he grows in the skills he will need to put his talents at the service of others and as he discerns his responsibilities as a participant in the human community. The faculty of the Department of History and Social Sciences strives to exercise our young men in the careful application of right reason to the pursuit of the “common good” by examining the story of humanity, the story of the United States, and the richness of the American Proposition. We guide him as he grows toward eloquentia perfecta, “perfected eloquence,” which is rigorously applied right reason expressed effectively, responsibly and…

Department of Guidance & College Advisement

The Guidance Department at Monsignor Farrell High School assists students by way of group and individual sessions throughout each of their four years here, covering a variety of academic and life skill lessons.