Students enrolled 2522
School leader Gary Cregan
Type Religious

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275 Wolf Hill Road
Melville, NY 11747

(631) 271-2020
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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December 31, 2013
Everyone is so thrilled with this school. Im in my 2nd year of going to st anthonys high school, and some of the teachers, dont even teach. I came to this school thinking it will be an amazing opportunity to learn, but the teachers, and the students there are just not the kind of school i want to go to. They always talk about how they have the greatest security, but kids go around smoking, doing drugs and doing other things that shouldnt be allowed in public, especially in a private school. Im seriously thinking about changing schools next year.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2013
It's an amazing school. There's really nothing else to say. The love you feel as soon as you walk in the door is something you will never feel at any other school. The brothers are phenomenal; especially Brother Gary. He is one of the most loving, accepting, and understanding men I have ever had the privilege to meet.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2012
I graduated St. Anthony's in 2012 and I absolutely loved the school. Had a great time, I actively participated in many clubs and activities, and I got into many top notch colleges. I highly recommend this school, and everyone I know loved their 4 years there. Truly a fantastic education!

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2012
My son has completed his first year at St. Anthony's high school and we are thrilled. The academic program is challenging and top notch. The teachers and administrators are supportive, helpful and always willing to go the extra mile for their students. The character of the student is vital. Athletic program is one of the best in the state! I would highly recommend st. Anthony's to any parent who truly values a solid academic and spiritual education.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
My 2nd child just graduated from St Anthony's after spending his freshman year in public school and then transferring. It was the best decision he ever made according to him. He was definitely challenged academically taking 6 AP courses in his senior year and getting some of those credits transferred upon his acceptance to Notre Dame. I don't believe he would have been accepted to Notre Dame had he remained in public school....but that's just my opinion! I also believe the money spent was well worth it. I have 4 children - 2 of whom attended public school and 2 attended St Anthony's. If I could do it again, all of them would have been at St Anthony's. You can't put a price and the things learned there such as respect and discipline. I also liked the aspect of added religion in the program. The only downside with St Anthony's is the overcrowding. There are just too many students in the building but Brother Gary runs an awesome building nonetheless. Everythign they do is very organized. I would definitely recommend the school to anyone moving to the area or presently here and not happy with their public school system.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
I used to go to this school. I liked it sometimes and hated it at other times. Although public school can be a drag sometimes, the academics are far more better in all aspects. You're being surrounded with real world situations by attending public school. St. Anthony's isn't reality. Definitely reconsider placing your child here if you actually want them to succeed academically. $8,000 a year is way too much for a school that really doesn't challenge you when it comes to schoolwork. After 4 years, you would've spent $32,000 on high school when you easily can just send your child to public school, SAVE $32,000 and put that towards a much better college that'll probably accept you quicker than if you went to St. Anthony's because your grades would've been 10x better.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2011
Overall a great school where the students can get involved in many extracurricular activities. Most teachers take a personal interest in the students and programs. Saint Anthony s has a very good reputation with colleges and will open doors to quality Universities.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2011
Saint Anthony's high school is overrated. The academic programs available are not nearly as diverse as most of the public high schools on long island. As an alumni of St. Anthony's, I saw the schools reputation diminish to an extent while tuition continued to rise.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2011
St. Anthony's is a wonderful school. Their academics and sports are great. The best part is the discipline. Although I felt it was too harsh as a student there, I know now it was the best for us. It kept us in line and concentrating on what was important. Only now I appreciate it even more being that I work in a public school in Brooklyn! The tuition is high but well worth it.

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2010
amazing, my son loves it, everyone is nice and kind and the sports teams are great!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
St. Anthony's is one of the most academically progressive schools with an excellent athletic department. What makes this school premier is the diversity it offers to all of its' students whether they are involved in the athletics or choose to focus in other extra curricular activities there is a place for everyone. My child absolutely loves this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
Not only is St. Anthony's an excellent academic and athletic high school, but it has a great atmosphere for the students. The spirituality of St. Anthony's is tangible, and makes a difference. My daughters, one graduate, one a current student have always been eager to go to school. That speaks volumes for the place.

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November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
St Anthony's teaches their students a strong moral code and introduces them to some great value systems such as community service and other traditional family values The proof is that the students are often at the school, all days, all hours, and it's a fun place to be

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
Exceptional opportunity for any student willing to work hard. Certainly, other Catholic high schools on L.I. also have excellent standards ( i.e., Holy Trinity, Kellenberg, its brother-school Chaminade, and others that we are fortunate to have to choose from) my son has received outstanding opportunities at St. Anthony.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2008
my son loves st.anthony's

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2008
St. Anthony's has extremely high academic standards. Passing rates for regents classes are very high, and the AP program continues to grow in quality each year. Teachers who work in this school see their work as more than just a job - they see it as a vocation to Catholic Education. Any student who participates in both the academic and social life of this school will leave it as well-rounded young adult ready to face the challenges of college.

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September 14, 2008
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September 13, 2008
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July 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2008
St. Anthony's is grossly overrated! The level of academic instruction is weak. Critical thinking skills are not stressed. Most work involves rote memorization. There is no uniform curriculum for many courses. For example, Living Environment is taught, but the NY State curriculum is not routinely followed! My daughter was not taught ecology, which was about 30% of the regents curriculum! Many of the teachers are weak and the administration is decades behind the times in terms of responsiveness to students, curriculum and instruction! Do yourself a favor and send your child somewhere else if you want a quality education!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2008
St. Antyhony's is one of the academically most difficult schools and has the best sports program in New York state. As a present student, I can only emphasize the wonderful values of the students and our welcoming, positive attitude. If you are considering a catholic high school, you will not find a better school then St. Anthony's.

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February 06, 2008
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no rating December 14, 2007
As an alumni of the school, I can say whole-heartedly that St. Anthony's was a tremendous experience. The academics were top-notch, with many AP courses being offered. The sports program is outsstanding, as is the music and theatre programs. Every conceivable extra-curricular activity is offered. Being a St. Anthony's graduate means something, both to colleges and to the 'real world'

- submitted by a student
no rating October 11, 2007
St. Anthony's H.S. was the best decision our family has made in the best interest of our 3 childrens future. Sports at St. A's is second to none,our sons played football /lacross, our daughter played lacross swim team all three children experienced championship wins in all sports. Very family orientated

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
St. Anthony's High School offers top notch academics as well as the number one athletic program in the state. The school spirit is unbelievable. It's a very large school, but it has the feel of a hometown small school. The principal is the backbone and he is loved and respected by everyone. St. Anthony's is well known to all of the top universities in the countries...a big bonus.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
I am a former student of St. Anthony's and can only emphasize what a wonderful school it is - the education and morale is great. I have gone on to complete medical school without a problem. A+ highly recommmended. The brothers and guidance counselors still know my name!

- submitted by a former student
July 02, 2007
I love going to school every single day! This school is amazing.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2006
My child goes to saint anthony's and love it. It was the best investment i've ever spent. The academics are great with teachers willing to give extra help to help anyone. Saint Anthonys has a great music and art programs that may be out weighed by its high level of sports. Last year it the sports program was rated 1 in nys! The annual play and musicals are the high light of the year because thats were the students show off their talents.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
It's exciting even to be a parent of a St. Anthony's High School student! Our son plays on the JV football team and every fall weekend feels like being at Notre Dame University - the spirit and enthusiasm of the parents and students is so amazing! Named the #1 Athletic High School Program in New York State by Sports Illustrated Magazine, St. Anthony's has highly competitive and winning teams in every major sport and is recognized or ranked nationally, particularly in football, soccer, track, swimming, lacrosse, crewing, etc. The Academic Program is excellent and demanding, giving the Franciscan brothers at St. Anthony's the ability to mold their students into well-rounded and successful graduates, including most importantly, their ability to provide spiritual counseling and Catholic education at a time in our world when faith and morals are so needed. What else can I say? St. Anthony's High School is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I have 2 children(decent athletes) that graduated from this school and one that just left the school.It is a wonderful school with great values.I loved the influence of the Brothers. But, if your child is interested in school sports and is not a top athlete, it is very competitive and most likely will not be able to be on a team.This crushed my last child hopes.She was devastated.Was previously a Captain in Middle School of a couple of teams. Unfortunately, I also see a huge decline in the quality of teachers. There are many young teachers there with minimal experience.I'm not saying all young teachers are not good. I'm sure there are plenty of highly motivated young teachers out there.She went from any honor student to struggling.She is back in public school and is now the happy, outgoing well adjusted kid she always was.This school is not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2006
Very competitive sports, very good academics and teachers I rate this great school an A+

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August 17, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 27, 2006
This is not a high school this is a community! The children and teachers have a parent/child relationship... Its a great place to be!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
This school is excellent. Not only do you get a great education, but the athletics are second to none. The kids are all happy to be there and school spirit is overflowing. The brothers are great! The whole place is like one big family!

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April 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
this school isnt for every kid.mine seems to be doing great the 75 failing is great for him.it is his first year he is in 11th grade.i thought the strict grade average would be bad for him but it was the opposite.the brothers are also very understanding.but if your kid cant deal with the pressure and a large school go to a smaller catholic school.if your kid isnt the best at a sport dont be disappointed if they dont make a team.track is always available.there is alot of very wealthy kids there so make sure yours isnt sensitive to it.otherwise it is a great school.i have an other kid in a diferent school so i have something to compare with.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
GREATT School great class selection every extracuricular you could think of

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May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 17, 2004
Great school. The Brothers are great and they give a a student a well rounded education. I had two son's attend Saint Anthony one is now in his 4th year at Catholic in Washington and the other is in Marine Corps Officers Training. Both loved Saint Anthonys.

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August 12, 2004
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St Anthonys High School
275 Wolf Hill Road, Melville, NY  11747
(631) 271-2020
Last modified St Anthonys High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
St Anthonys High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top