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Bishop Kearney High School (New York City)

Bishop Kearney High School
2202 60th Street
New York City (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn),
New York
, 11204
 United States
Coordinates 40°36′58″N 73°58′41″W / 40.61611°N 73.97806°W / 40.61611; -73.97806Coordinates: 40°36′58″N 73°58′41″W / 40.61611°N 73.97806°W / 40.61611; -73.97806

Type Private, All-Female
Motto Dilige Justitiam
(Work for Justice)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1961
Status Open
Oversight Sisters of Saint Joseph
Dean Patricia Cooper
Principal Sr. Thomasine Stagnitta
Asst. Principal Sr. Geri Martinez
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 500- 600
Average class size 20
Campus type indoor school building
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Slogan Educating Women Who Shape the Future.
Song Kearney Hail to Thee
Athletics swimming, tennis, golf, softball (v&jv), volleyball(v&jv), soccer, basket ball(v&jv)
Sports See athletics
Mascot Tiger
Nickname Kearney
Team name Tigers
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores 1200-2400
Average ACT scores 24-36
Newspaper 'The Trumpet'
Yearbook 'Memorare'
School fees 350 (books) 250 (uniform)
Tuition 8,500
Admissions Director Christine LoMacchio
Athletic Director Anthony Troiano

Bishop Kearney High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school in the Bensonhurst region of Brooklyn, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.


Bishop Raymond A. Kearney High School was founded in 1961 as part of the Diocesan system of schools. It was dedicated by Most Rev. Brian Joseph McEntegart on November 2, 1961 and named in honor of the youngest auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn who had served the diocese from 1935 until his death on October 1, 1956.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were asked to administer and staff the school. In 1973, the Henry Hald Association, which governed diocesan schools was dissolved and the school was purchased by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. It was incorporated and reopened as Bishop Kearney High School which was to be governed by a Board of Trustees. In 1994, the Board was expanded to include not only the General Government of the Congregation, but also parents, alumnae and other lay persons with expertise in education, finance and plant management.

The administrators of Bishop Kearney High School have been: Sister Letitia Maria Flanagan, CSJ (1961-67) Sister Mary Jogues (Rose Tehan), CSJ (1967-70) Sister John Crucis (Helen Faulds), CSJ (1970-80) Sister Ann McCarthy (John Capistran), CSJ (1980-90) Sister Joan McAvoy (Maria Columba), CSJ (1990-2003) Sister Thomasine Stagnitta, CSJ (2003-Present)

Some significant dates in Bishop Kearney's history: Accredited by Middle States Association 1966 Mater Dei, Chapter of National Honor Society est. 1966 Incorporated by NYS Board of Regents 1973 Absolute Charter granted 1979

In his dedication address in 1961, Bishop McEntegart predicted: "In this school, young girls for decades to come will be taught the truths of God's word. They will receive an education second to none."

Kearney continues to pursue this mission: The Bishop Kearney Community is Christianity in Action - Living, Loving and Teaching as Jesus.

Kearney is well known in the Brooklyn area and is well known for receiving over 24 million dollars in scholarships a year. 100% of graduates are accepted into a college.

Kearney offers a wide array of opportunities with over 50 clubs an activities. Their band has participated in and won several parade-based competitions and their speech team has been extremely successful. Other clubs, like Key Club, donate hundreds to funding local and global charities.

In November 2011, Kearney participated in the Veteran's Day Parade marching behind the 9/11 Memorial fire truck.


The school is named for Diocese of Brooklyn.

External links

  • School Website

Notes and references

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