Since its foundation by the Marianist Brothers in 1930, Chaminade High
School has achieved a reputation for excellence in educating the
Catholic young men of Long Island. Students at Chaminade study a
college preparatory, liberal arts curriculum in an atmosphere that
emphasizes the development of Christian community and education of the
heart. Chaminade’s goal is to foster the development of well-rounded,
faith-filled Catholic men.
All Chaminade students follow a rigorous academic program requiring
students to take four years of religion, English, social studies, foreign language
(Chinese, French, German, Latin or Spanish), mathematics, science, and physical
education, as well as three years of fine arts and one year of health. In the junior
and senior year, qualified students are able to earn college credits through
St. John’s University College Advantage Program. Chaminade graduates are
fully prepared for the most demanding of college curricula and each year 100%
of the graduates go onto colleges, universities, and military academies.
Chaminade’s academic program is supplemented by an extensive program
of apostolic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities, as well as intramural
and interscholastic sports. Over 90% of the students are engaged in one or more
school activities and over 50% participate on interscholastic athletic teams.
Chaminade facilities include an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool, a state
of the art physical fitness center, a retreat house named Meribah which is on 15
acres in Muttontown, and Saragossa Retreat Center on campus for day retreats.
In addition, Founder’s Hollow, a 150-acre retreat facility in upstate New York, is
utilized by Chaminade students. Students are able to attend optional retreats,
conducted by the Marianist Brothers and faculty without charge, on weekends
and during the week.
Priority of admission is given to young men who are baptized and practicing
members of the Roman Catholic Church.