Chaminade High School is a Catholic school for young men in grades 9-12. The school is named in honor of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade (1761 - 1850), Founder of the Society of Mary, Marianists. The school, with a student population of 1700, is staffed by Marianist Brothers and priests as well as lay men and women. Since its foundation by the Marianists 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 (French, German, Latin, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese), Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education, as well as three years of Fine Arts and one year of Health. Chaminade graduates are fully prepared for the most demanding of college curricula and each year over 99% of the graduates go on to colleges and universities.
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 and a retreat house on 8.25 acres in Muttontown, NY and a 165 acre estate in the Catskill Mountains named Founder's Hollow. Students are able to attend optional retreats conducted by the Marianists, without charge, on weekends and occasionally during the week.