Monsignor Farrell High School

Coordinates: 40°34′2″N 74°7′32″W / 40.56722°N 74.12556°W / 40.56722; -74.12556
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Monsignor Farrell High School


United States
Coordinates40°34′2″N 74°7′32″W / 40.56722°N 74.12556°W / 40.56722; -74.12556
MottoVir Fidelis
(Faithful Man)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1961 (62 years ago) (1961)
PresidentLouis R. Tobacco[1]
PrincipalLawrence Musanti[2]
Enrollment800[3] (2014[needs update])
Maroon and Gold
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School Athletic Association[4]
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[5]
NewspaperThe Lion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

Monsignor Farrell High School is an American Catholic high school for boys, located in the Oakwood section of Staten Island, New York.

Opened in 1961, the school is named in honor of Monsignor Joseph Farrell, a Catholic priest, as well as a religious, political and community leader on Staten Island.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Admissions Information". Monsignor Farrell High School. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  2. ^ Knudson, Annalise (January 8, 2019). "Lawrence Musanti Appointed Principal at Monsignor Farrell". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  3. ^ Lore, Diane C. (August 20, 2014). "Monsignor Farrell High School Undergoing $5 Million Facelift". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  4. ^ De Biase Jr., Charlie (February 26, 2019). "Farrell's Stalwart Defensive Effort Puts It in CHSAA A Intersectional Final". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  5. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
  6. ^ Radosta, John. "Norris Leads by 1 with 63 at Hartford". The New York Times. August 13, 1982. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "Britton, who is 26 years old, was graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island".
  7. ^ "Vir Fidelis! Here Are Monsignor Farrell's Power Alums and What They Looked Like Back in the Day". Staten Island Advance. December 16, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  8. ^ Maroon & Gold Monsignor Farrell Alumni Magazine. Monsignor Farrell High School. Winter 2018. p. 13. Archived from the original on June 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Kent, Andy. "Inside the Coaching Staff: Kevin Coyle". Miami Dolphins, March 17, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "[Q] Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career? Coyle: It was my high school coach, Coach Dennis Barrett at Monsignor Farrell High School back in Staten Island".
  10. ^ Michael Cusick Biography, New York State Assembly. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "He is an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 120, Richmond Engine #1, the Oceanic Hook and Ladder Co. #1 and was inducted into the Monsignor Farrell High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2007".
  11. ^ "Rep. Donovan Is New Chairman of House Security Panel (commentary)". United States House of Representatives. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "When I think back to the small apartment my mom and dad raised me in, how they pooled what little they earned to send their boy Danny to Monsignor Farrell High School with the hope that he would have a better life, I'm humbled that I now have the opportunity to honor their sacrifices by making a difference in keeping our city and nation secure".
  12. ^ "Vito Fossella – U.S. Congress Votes Database". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d "Impractical Jokers Before All the Fame". December 31, 2016.
  14. ^ Waggoner, Jim (May 3, 2013). "Monsignor Farrell Grad and Ball State Head Football Coach Pete Lembo Paying a Visit to Alma Mater". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "McMahon, Michael E., (1957 – )", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "McMahon, Michael E., a Representative from New York; born in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 12, 1957; graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island, N.Y".
  16. ^ Price, Jay. "Six to Be Enshrined in Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame". Staten Island Advance, December 7, 2008. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "[caption] Kevin O'Connor, far left, went from being the point guard for Monsignor Farrell to the general manager of the Utah Jazz in his 40-year basketball career".
  17. ^ "On the Issues: James Oddo". Staten Island Advance. November 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  18. ^ Benanti, Carol Ann (March 23, 2012). "Staten Island's Farrell Alumni Dish on Show Business" Staten Island Advance. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "On hand to bring a touch of Hollywood starpower to Staten Island were actor Theo Rossi and actors/comedians James (Murr) Murray and Joe Gatto, who recently returned to Monsignor Farrell High School – their alma mater – to speak to students and credit the Oakwood school for their diligence and success".
  19. ^ "Siena College Official Athletic Site – Siena College". Siena Saints. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "Meet Mike". Mike Tannousis for State Assembly. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  21. ^ "Lou Tobacco Biography". New York State Assembly, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "Lou Tobacco was elected to the New York State Assembly on March 27, 2007. Lou is a graduate of Public School 35, St. Joseph Hill Academy, Monsignor Farrell High School and the Rockefeller College of Politics at State University of New York at Albany".
  22. ^ Taverner, William J. "Big Congressman, Little Boys". Staten Island Advance. February 15, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "You might accuse me of overanalyzing the congressman’s stunted development. An old friend from Monsignor Farrell High School defended the congressman, saying his response was reasonable because he was ambushed".
  23. ^ "Bill Taverner". Retrieved July 1, 2021. Monsignor Farrell High School, High school diploma, 1982–1986
  24. ^ Knudson, Annalise (December 10, 2019). "Farrell Students Attend Ordination of Msgr. Edmund Whalen as Bishop". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  25. ^ De Biase Jr, Charlie. "Island Native John Wolyniec Named USL Coach of the Year". Staten Island Advance. November 4, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2017. "It's been quite a few weeks for Annadale native and former Major League Soccer player John Wolyniec. The one-time Monsignor Farrell and Fordham University star not only guided the New York Red Bulls II to the United Soccer Leagues (USL) championship, but was named the USL 2016 Coach of the Year earlier this week".

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