Moore Catholic High School is a college preparatory, co-educational, Catholic secondary school. We are dedicated to the education of young people according to Catholic tradition and values. We strive for excellence in all areas; seeking to insure that all students develop their full potential to become mature responsible adults. Our hope is to develop in students their physical, moral, and intellectual talents; that they acquire a more perfect sense of responsibility and a correct use of freedom, and that they be educated for active participation in society.
Moore Catholic High School was founded in 1962 by the late Francis Cardinal Spellman and the Presentation Sisters of Staten Island. Originally an all girls high school, Moore Catholic was named after Countess Mary Young Moore, an extraordinary benefactress of the Archdiocese of New York. In September 1969, Moore became co-ed, and in the course of time, our name was changed from Countess Moore High School to Moore Catholic High
School. In 1966, Moore received its official registration from the Board of Regents. From the first 127 young ladies to our present co-ed enrollment of almost five hundred students, the history of Moore has been one of growth, good fortune, and God’s blessings.
Today, Moore Catholic High School’s mission is guided by the the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden, dedicated lay faculty, and staff. We strive for excellence in all areas, seeking to ensure that all students develop to their full potential and become active participants in the life of the school, their communities, and our interconnected global society. Moore Catholic is proud to be a bedrock of the Staten Island community for over 50 years.