The Opportunity of A Lifetime

Written on 12/22/2023
Greg Guastavino

About Monsignor Farrell 

Monsignor Farrell students on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Something for Everyone

At Monsignor Farrell High School, we have something for everyone. From our college preparatory curriculum and clubs to our extracurricular activities and athletic programs, you will have the chance to excel as a Lion. 

The Places You’ll Go

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits you at Monsignor Farrell High School

As a Monsignor Farrell High School student, you will have the opportunity to travel beyond Staten Island to discover and experience the world.  

Our programming and extracurricular activities give our students the opportunity to visit some of the most historic places on earth.  Our annual world cultural tour has recently taken our students to places like Venice, Florence and Rome.  

This year, our students will travel to France to walk the beaches of Normandy, observe the Mona Lisa in The Louvre, and visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  They will have the opportunity to experience the city’s most impressive monuments, from the magnificent Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Élysées to Napoleon’s final resting place at Les Invalides to the Gothic wonder of Notre Dame.

Students conducting experiments in our new, state-of-the-art, chemistry lab.

Our Marine Biology Society, the only high school academic program of its kind on Staten Island, will study in Key Largo, Fla., this winter at the Everglades National Park, the Dolphin Research Center, and will take part in the MarineLab Invertebrate Exploration program.

Our students have traveled to places like Washington D.C. and Albany to meet with government officials.

Our WFBN-TV studio crew regularly travels to locations such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN.  Crew members travel to many different places for shows and interviews. WFBN-TV has filmed on location in Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, New York City, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and aboard the USS Intrepid.


Monsignor Farrell students at the Colosseum in Italy.

The Best Colleges & Universities

Monsignor Farrell graduates attend the most prestigious colleges and universities across the nation.   Recent graduates have gone on to attend Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Florida, the University of Virginia, The United States Naval Academy, Cornell University, Harvard Law School, Georgetown University, Georgetown University School of Law, Villanova University, NYU, Bucknell University, the University of Michigan, The University of South Carolina, Clemson University and Virginia Tech — just to name a few.

Real World Experiences

Exceptional academics in and out of the classroom.

In addition to our exceptional college preparatory curriculum, Monsignor Farrell students have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the fields of medicine, law, business, science, government, and more.  Many of our highly successful alumni return as guest lecturers as part of our academic institutes.

Our Institute for Law and Public Policy students visit Judge Matthew Titone '79, Surrogate Judge in Richmond County.

Academic Institutes and Societies

  • The Leadership Institute
  • The Business & Finance Institute and Bloomberg Lab
  • The Marine Biology Society
  • The Medical Education Development Institute (MEDI) partnership with Staten Island University Hospital -Northwell Health
  • The Archaeology Society
  • The Institute for Law and Public Policy
  • The Writing Studio
  • Sports Broadcasting and Digital Media

Our Advanced Placement (AP)and college-accredited courses and electives allow students to earn up to 45 college credits.

Athletics — Be a Lion

As a Monsignor Farrell Lion, you will be a part of the best sports and physical education program on Staten Island. Coach Dennis Barrett Stadium provides a one-of-one athletics atmosphere on Staten Island. Coupled with our Division I level Performance & Wellness Center, we provide unique and elite athletic programs to our students.

Friday Night Lights — Sold Out! 

Monsignor Farrell is the only Staten Island high school athletic complex to feature seating on both sides of the stadium.

Our Friday night football games regularly sell out and draw crowds of over 3,500 spectators.

Our two-story fitness center boasts a facility that rivals many colleges and includes the di Silvestri Wrestling Center, as well as the Performance & Wellness Center, which is available to all students.

Monsignor Farrell also offers a number of intramural sports programs, including flag football, basketball, and bocce.

NY State Champions

The 2022-2023 Monsignor Farrell Varsity Basketball team is the only Staten Island boys basketball team to ever win the New York State Federation Championship.

Championships Since Fall 2022

CHSAA City Champions:

Swimming - CHSAA Boys Swimming “B” Division Champions

Soccer - CHSAA “AA” City Champions

Varsity Championships Won Since January 2022 – Track, Staten Island High School Outdoor Track & Field Champions

Wrestling - 2023 Mayor’s Cup Championship (This is the overall City Championship)

How to Apply

To learn how to apply to Monsignor Farrell High School, please visit our admissions page, or email our director of admissions.