Cardinal Spellman High School

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Cardinal Spellman High School Photo #1 - Where boys and girls with dreams become men and women of vision.
  • 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!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,363 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
82%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Cardinal Spellman High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size26 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,250
Tuition NotesLimited amount of financial aid available to registered students
Admissions DirectorMrs. C. Popp

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

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, Service Society, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Sports Club, STARS, Step Team, Student Government, Tennis Club, The Challenge Academic Club, The Pilot (Newspaper), Twirlers, Video Club, 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 (pleaseā€¦ 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.                      

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Spellman formed me more than college did. At virtually every multinational firm I have worked in my adult life, I have found at least one proud Spellman alumnus. We are proud and we are many.
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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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The average private school tuition in Bronx, NY is $4,915 for elementary schools and $9,198 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bronx, NY is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).