Cardinal Spellman High School

1 Cardinal Spellman Place
Bronx, NY 10466-0104
     Tel: (718)881-8000
Grades: 9 - 12 | 1452 students
Preparing each student for college acceptance and achievement is a priority of the entire program at Cardinal Spellman High School.
Each of our teachers and administrators works diligently and enthusiastically to achieve this goal for each of our students.
Many of our graduates are not only accepted into college, they are awarded scholarships! Cardinal Spellman High School - Where boys and girls with dreams become men and women of vision!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 1452 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cardinal Spellman High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 26 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,250
Tuition Notes Limited amount of financial aid available to registered students
Admissions Director Mrs. C. Popp


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 51 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. African-American Club, Albanian-American Club, Art Club, Asian-American Club, Be-Frienders, Book Club, Cardinal's Players, Chess Club, Comedy Club, Community Art Club, Craft Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Double-Dutch Club, Drama Monologue Club, Emerald Society, Environmental Club, Film Club, Flag Corp, French Club, Gaming and Animae Club, German Club, Glee Club, Gospel Sensatiions, Health and Fitness Club, Hellenic Cultural Club, Italian American Club, Latin American Club, Legion of Mary, Library Guild, Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, Political Awareness Club, Portfolio Art Club, Pro-Life Club, Prom Committee, STARS, Service Society, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Sports Club, Step Team, Student Government, Tennis Club, The Challenge Academic Club, The Pilot (Newspaper), Twirlers, Video Club, Yearbook Committee, Young Republicans Club Art Club, Be-Frienders, Book Club, Chess Club, Comedy Club, Craft Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Film Club, Flag Corp, French Club, German Club, Glee Club, Legion of Mary, Library Guild, Pro-Life Club, Prom Committee, STARS, Sports Club, Step Team, Tennis Club, Twirlers, Video Club, African-American Club,
Albanian-American Club,
Asian-American Club,
Cardinal's Players,
Community Art Club,
Double-Dutch Club,
Drama Monologue Club,
Emerald Society,
Environmental Club,
Gaming and Animae Club,
Gospel Sensatiions,
Health and Fitness Club,
Hellenic Cultural Club,
Italian American Club,
Latin American Club,
Model United Nations Club,
National Honor Society,
Philosophy Club,
Photography Club,
Political Awareness Club,
Portfolio Art Club,
Service Society,
Spoken Word Poetry Club,
Student Government,
The Challenge Academic Club,
The Pilot (Newspaper),
Yearbook Committee,
Young Republicans Club,

School Notes:

Thank you for your interest in Cardinal Spellman High School! 

If you are currently in the 8th grade, we would love to show you everything that Spellman has to offer! You will get to experience all the high school activities of a typical Spellman student. You will receive your own locker and ID card, go to classes, enjoy a complimentary lunch, and make new friends. Come and experience the excitement of our great school!

In order to Spend-A-Day at Cardinal Spellman High, please do the following:

  • Call (718) 881-8000 Ext. 206 to arrange for an appointment. Appointments are available on any regular school day from the first week of October through the last week of February.

  • Have a letter from your parent/guardian giving you permission to spend the day with us at Spellman.
  • Wear your own school uniform. If your elementary school does not use uniforms, wear something that would be appropriate for school (please… no denim jeans or shirts with messages)
  • On the day of your visit, please arrive by 8:15. Use the entrance on Cardinal Spellman Place (also called Needham Avenue), and walk straight ahead into the Scholastic Office. There you will be greeted by one of our friendly guides. Your day will end at our regular dismissal time of 2:40.

For directions to Cardinal Spellman High School  click here.                      

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Covenant Christian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Faith Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Faith Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

7 months ago
Cardinal Spellman has an amazing list of alumni that includes Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and National Geographic CEO John Fahey among many other hugely successful men and women in a variety of disciplines. All my siblings and I attended Spellman and despite the neighborhood being somewhat less than ideal, the next generation have aspired to attend what we know to be a school where we can expect to be challenged. Spellman is a large school with each year accommodating over 400 students in each year. Despite this, I think they do an excellent job of forming disciplined young men and women while still enabling independent thinking. Considering the high level of academia and attention to students offered, the tuition is one of the best deals in New York City.
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