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9-12
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New York, NY
Students enrolled: 530

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55 E 84th St
New York, NY 10028

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September 13, 2013
I am a Regis graduate, as is my son. In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, there is a moral and ethical environment that encourages students to think of the needs of others, in keeping with the school motto, Deo et Patriae--for God and country.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2013
As an alumnus, I can tell you that Regis provides unmatched education and camaraderie among the students. From Seniors to Freshman, all students help each other out and are always there to give advice or help out with something. The boys at Regis are truly wonderful from the classroom to the athletic fields. Athletics, contrary to popular belief, are very competitive. Not all students are weird, in fact when I was at Regis, many kids had flourishing social lives. I made many good friends at Regis, and they are still some of my best friends to this day. However, this school is not for everyone. It requires many late nights and much devotion, but I went to college totally prepared and found the work to be easier than that at Regis. After Regis, I found myself much better prepared and having learned much more than my friends that attended other local Catholic or public schools. Regis also provides so many activities, retreats, and service work that builds character in it's students. In conclusion, going to Regis was the best decision of my life.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2013
As a person who just ended his freshman year, I am truly thrilled by my choice of school. The commute from Long Island everyday is very tiring, but the idea of commuting to the city everyday is truly exciting. I know from experience that my grades have dropped compared to my middle school. The teachers all care about the student and they are always around to help when we need it. The Jesuit values are instilled early on in our freshman year and I feel I have matured greatly by going to Regis. One other thing that has to be shared with the outside world is that the typical stereotype of a Regis kid that only studies, kind of nerdy, and has no social life is not true at all. Most kids actually have huge social lives and hangout on weekends. Although I go to sleep late every night due to the course load, I still like the fact that I am being challenged academically. There are a variety of extracurricular activities that is suitable for anyone. Students are even allowed to start new clubs if they receive approval from administration. Regis is definitely not for everyone. Be prepared to sacrifice for school and if you are on the speech and debate team. Regis is a positive life-changer!

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2013
I'm a current senior, currently enjoying the much anticipated third trimester of senior year. I came from a upper-class private school in New Jersey and applied, primarily, to top-tier boarding schools. I was accepted to all of them, but chose to go to Regis because of a love for intellectualism. I had no idea how amazing the experience would be. All of my most valued friendships were forged in resource centers and many of my best memories took place in classrooms there. I would relive these four years for eternity and call it heaven, I love the student body that much. I am not going to an Ivy, but a top-tier engineering school. The math department was admittedly weak, but physics was strong enough to make up for it. The social life is incredible, though it takes place primarily at school, by necessity. Frankly, the student body of the school is so energetic and intelligent that everything else hardly matters. (Which, by the way, gives away the one-star student ratings with awful writing from either freshmen who will change their mind or rival schools' students) If you are admitted, GO, PERIOD!

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2013
Honestly, the school was not that hard. In fact, it was pretty easy. The sports suck at the school and the coaching is even worse (except for volleyball). A lot of the people there are really weird and socially awkward, but that is not the school's fault. It is a typicle private high school. If you want to be challenged, go to one of the specialized public high schools.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2012
For "WOW" above - a pity you would judge an entire school by your perception of the actions of one student. Regis is a great school, not just academically. It has the MOST respectful, helpful, friendly, and kind student body I have ever seen. Since you didn't describe the incident, I don't know what offended you; that said, even with the emotion, spirit, and passion you say they lack (you are wrong) - there is bound to be an adolescent in the pack that might make a misstep. It is impossible for you NOT to have seen the plethora of eager and outgoing students assisting thousands of guests. You, for some reason, just decided not to notice them. Frankly, someone like you shouldn't become part of the Regis community, because the attitude you have-sour, so judgmental, so quickly-is not what's here. There is a huge spirit of kindness and community. Indeed, what makes Regis special is far more than the top academics. It is the respect and comraderie and demeanor that these students have with each other, with their teachers, and with the world around them. Come back another time, and open your eyes a little wider. You missed the truth - and are badmouthing the school unfairly.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
WOW! One of those "desk drones" insulted my son at yesterday's open house. He was robotic, demeaning, arrogant and completely disconnected from reality. He was so disconnected; I think he didn't know he was being insulting! It's a pity the school prepares these young men academically however; they lack spirit, emotion and passion. Not well balanced for what we need in our world. Overall, the school is academically superior (no question) however, intelligence will only get you a third of the way to holism. My star rating reflects other than academics. Everyone knows Regis is above average.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
My son just started attending Regis, and I can say he has changed so much for the good. He used to be a smart kid in middle school but was never challenged, and was immersed into college/professional sport/ESPN etc.. (does play these sports as well),I used to always worry about him.He has become so matured and responsible, that we are so lucky that we found Regis. He wakes up at 5:30AM and studies until 10PM. When I mention about ESPN, he just acknowledges that time is so precious and there is a time in life we can enjoy sports once we start working. thank you Regis NYC high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
Whatever I write is redundant because of the well-deserved strength of Regis' reputation. I am writing partially in response to some of the other reviews. We were told upon graduation that this school's cachet exceeds that of the best Ivy League institutions. This is well deserved, why? The teachers at Regis teach you how to think better than anyone at a formative age. The teachers at Regis, especially in the humanities, are world-class. It's no accident that the academic workload is challenging. My friends at Harvard, Princeton, Yale say their workload is not as hard as Regis + involvement in debate team (arguably the best in America). I am a very happy graduate still in college - I feel incredibly lucky that I knew someone who went to Regis, told my parents about it, and then got in. At the first admissions open house I instantly felt that this was my second home - and it was. I met a brilliant group of friends - and so Regis was great for me socially. As is with most things in life, Regis is what you make of it. It is not inherently socially restricting - you have to remain grounded outside of school. It's up to you to have the educational and personal experience of a lifetime.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2011
Regis is not for everyone. Students that have exceptional motivation to learn, and the maturity to endure a long commute while managing their time effectively, can gain a life changing high school experience at Regis. The primary benefits of the school are life long relationships with other gofted students, and an almost garantee of success in college due to the outstanding job the school does preparing students for post high school life, including the ability to live independently when you leave the nest. It's not for everyone, but for those ready to meet the challenge, it's a lifetime experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
I am a very unhappy graduateof the so called prestigious Regis. I just want to clear some controversey up. Regis High School is the greatest most brilliant school alive. NOT. The whole staff of Regis is suppost to care, well none of the teachers care about what goes on. It kills me to see this go on. People need to know what really goes on in there. Kids are literally brainwashed!!!! ALL that Regis cares about is reputation and making your kids become desk drones and having no social life yet making no impact on the world.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2011
After three years at this school I've learned two things 1) the curriculum is extremely rigorous, demanding, and is much more than your average thirteen year old can handle 2) ITS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!!!!!! The teachers are great, the extracurricular activities are so much fun, and the people you will meet are outstanding! I highly recommend Regis to anyone who feels they are up to the challenge of a lifetime. Trust me, its worth the reward.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2010
I am a brother of an alumnus I must say that Regis is a great place for education. It is not a great place to develop young boys into men. My brother came out of Regis a socially awkward person. He may be smart but he has no way of impacting the world around him. If only Regis put less emphasis on education rather then the development of the whole person, it would be a great school.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2010
Regis accepts the brightest and most outgoing Catholic boys in the tri-state area. About 1200 boys apply a year and only 135 make it. First, 8th graders take a written test and the top 250 move on to an interview with a teacher and alumni. Finally, 135 kids are picked as the best. However, if there is are two students exactly the same but one is wealthier than the other, they will pick the less weathier student in order to give him a chance. It is a great school while still challenging.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2009
As an alumnus of Regis, I have grown to appreciate the school more and more with every passing day. Regis is a special place that prepares young men into intelligent and thoughtful contributors to society. While I was attending Regis I often focused on the tremendous workload and lack of a 'typical high school experience' as serious drawbacks. However, after leaving Regis I have come to truly value the education I received. The faculty are overqualified. I had a hard time finding college professors who were on par with Regis teachers. The environment is challenging and competitive but in the best sense. Every day at Regis you find a student that challenges just how smart you thought you were. Finally, Regis provides an education that helps develop well rounded young men. To this day my closest friends are the ones I met at Regis.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2009
Regis High School is a wonderful place for boys to grow into men academically and morally. The teachers truly care about their students. The administrators and counselors are experts in understanding the boys entrusted to them. My son is currently a sophomore. He is so happy to have been chosen to receive a scholarship. He loves his school and strives to his best. I recommend Regis wholeheartedly to everyone. My second son is currently in the application process and we are praying he will also benefit from a Regis education and become the 'Man for Others' that this world sorely needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
As an Alumnus, I can confirm that a student will receive an excellent education at Regis, one that will allow you to coast through the vast majority of your university experience. Despite the scholarship however, this education is far from free. Understand that the four years spent in Regis will be the most stressful years of your son's life. With that in mind, do not force your child to apply here, it's a choice and an investment that they need to make on their own or they will hold it against you for a very, very long time. Academics are top notch, but students gain the most from visiting 'resource rooms' which serve as department offices. Speaking with teachers between classes for homework help or to review a topic can save lots of late-night panicking. Regis has an insular feel to it, but exploring Manhattan after class is key. Beware and good luck.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
I love Regis because it is an all scholarship school for gifted young men that gives them a superior education, encourages original thinking, moral values and a sense of duty to community. There is a lifelong camaraderie among the students which is fostered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 14, 2009
There's no other Catholic high school in NY that could be better than Regis High School. It's 5 star of all the Catholic High Scool for boys. All the students in this school are prepared not only academically but many other skills in sports, music, social values and community services. The boys make best friends for life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2009
I'm the first to 0-star regis, so before you label me as some student swamped by work who doesn't understand the longterm importance of schools like Regis, please hear me out. Regis will provide a great education. Your son will be challenged, and will be rewarded further in life for struggling through such an advanced curriculum. I must say, however, Regis will distort your child's view of the world, it is great at producing the future desk-slaves and important people of America, yet it will steal so much from him at an age where social interaction (especially with girls) is necessary. The truth is, when he emerges from the great shelter of Regis he will be blatantly different from other college students, will have a significantly higher chance of not seeming to fit in anywhere, and of falling into a specific category of people rather than retaining his individuality and creativity.(Alumnus)

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January 01, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2008
I received a top-notch education at Regis, and college is now a breeze. While the work was incredibly demanding, I managed to have an active social life as well as become involved in numerous extracurricular activities. The faculty and staff weren't anything to write home about, but the material covered and the quality of my classmates made Regis the greatest possible choice for high school. If you're a Catholic boy from in or around NYC, come to Regis.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2008
For my son, a disaster, for others I guess great. I've known both. Students are expected to feel constantly privileged to be there,which breeds arrogance on the part of the administration. Any notion of 'student rights' is left at the door. If you did not have a parochial education, think carefully. My son preferred the teachers at his other HS. Felt at Regis they were all insular, a bit 'weird.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2008
I wrote a review in January of '07 while my son was waiting to hear if he was accepted. Now I am the parent of a sophomore! Everything I believed about the school has come to fruition. The academics and experiences have been phenomenal. This is truly one of the finest schools in the nation! Everything I imagined is true and the faculty lives to promote success of the student body. Every boy in this school is top notch both academically, behaviourly and socially. The Jesuit crede, 'Men for others' is instilled early in the students. My only regret is that the next three years will pass quickly and my son will move on!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
To the 7th and 8th graders - Regis is academically one of the best high schools in the country. The 7th grader worried about his A's in MS becoming 80's at Regis is correct; they probably will. The sports at Regis are limited but like most things, you can take out what you put into it. Also, the baseball team is A caliber. Like all high schools, some of the students are way too focused on academics at the expense of a balanced lifestyle. They probably would have this same problem regardless of the high school they attend. Those students at least fit in at Regis. Also, it is a myth to think you will get into Ivy league if you attend Regis. You probably will not, as the 7th grader points out with his comments on getting 80's. It's a great experience for many, but it's not for eveyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
I'm a freshman at RHS now and I can assure you that this school is definitely the best in Manhattan. Granted, I have to take the train every day from Long Island, but I've gotten used to it. The academics are great and a lot more thorough than in my middle school. Oh yeah, and we just got a lacrosse team.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2008
As a parent of a graduate I assure you Regis is the # 1 school in NYC. The young men are taught by a dedicated facility. There is a wonderful balance of academics, sports and has the # 1 debate program in America. Our son was accepted to Trinity and Horace Mann , passed the specilized High School Test was accepted to Stuvasyant and choose to attend Regis and went on to Ivy League University. If you son is Lucky enough to be accepted you will consider this one of the best decisions he can ever make.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 06, 2008
i am an 7th grade student waiting to take the test. I have mixed reviews about Regis, it has very good Academics, but i know that 80's are waiting for me at Regis not 100's at my MS. Also the sports at Regis are fair, there are 5 sports teams, no football, hockey, wrestling or lacrosse basically no contact sports

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2008
I am the parent of a junior at Regis. My brother, cousins and father-in-law graduated from Regis. Regis is an excellent school, with a great workload. My son is shy but he has made many wonderful friends at Regis and goes out eery Friday. This was a perfect fit for him.

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January 03, 2008
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November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
There is very little diversity. Even though there is a few exceptional cases, for the most part there is no middle class at this school. My son came out of this school with no social life and in my opinion wasn't ready for adulthood. Even though there are theses few major issues, academically this is the best school around, without a doubt.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2007
As a Regis alumnus and many years after graduating I can affirm everything the 5-star raters say about academic quality and character formation is true. They were four demanding years, but they were perhaps the most significantly formative years of my life. Regis brings out the best in the boy.

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May 08, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2007
I am the parent of an 8th grader who is waiting for his acceptance/rejection letter. Whether he is accepted or not I still have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the school, the teachers and the admissions procedure. The applicants and parents are treated with the utmost respect by the staff and the boys are made to feel special by the Director of Admissions. It is extremely competitive to gain admission and once the boys reach the interview stage, it's basically luck to be accepted. The opportunities afforded the students are immeasurable and the family atmosphere is priceless.

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November 17, 2006
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October 30, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 29, 2006
High-quality academic programs, but the school is certainly a victim of its own PR. In my experience, the administration -- principal and president, in particular, were very arrogant, and seemed more concerned with the school's legacy than with the needs of its present students.

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June 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 05, 2006
The academic standards of Regis High School are unparalleled in all of New York City. Its students are motivated and goal-oriented, graduating to attend the best colleges in the nation.

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May 30, 2006
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May 20, 2006
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March 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2006
Great school, demanding academic program. Students must learn time management in a hurry due to tremendous volume of work. Excellent, dedicated faculty. Outstanding Alumni participation. After Regis, college should hold no surprises.

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January 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2005
Fantastic school. Demanding, but generous. Teaches values and leadership. Strong emphasis on the classics.

- submitted by a former student
November 13, 2005
Regis High School is without doubt the best school in New York City and indeed one of the best in the country. Its college acceptance rates are unreal, its teachers are phenomenal and the overall atmosphere is one of unwaivering attention to detail and acceptance. It is the best alternative to a boarding school, and in my mind rates equivalent to Exeter and Andover.

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October 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 26, 2005
Regis is the best Jesuit High School in America. Even better is the fact that it's entirely free. Every student recieves a scholarship. Its teacher quality is so high that many Colleges don't require AP exams for students to place out of courses. It has one of the highest average SATs in the country, (and wasn't listed in Newsweek because it's private.) Overall the teachers are incredibly qualified. It is a blessing that I have recieved a scholarship there.

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September 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
The premiere Catholic boys school in New York City, Regis provides an all-scholarship education for gifted young men. Its inspiring teachers and challenging coursework make this school one of the best in America.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2005
One of the nations top schools that produces the next generation of leaders committed to fair promotion of justice according to Jesuit ideals. One of the strongest academic and extracurricular programs.

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January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
This is an all scholarship (that means absolutly free) Jesuit boys school sitting amidst New York's most prestigious schools on the upper east side. Admission criteria includes excellent grades, an entrance exam and, for a few, an interview. The applicants come from the entire metropolitan region with some boys choosing 2+ hours commutes. The curriculum is challenging and more closely resembles college rather than other high schools. Roughly 25% of students go to Ivy league and Jesuit colleges draw another quarter. The school has a prep program to prepare underprivelleged middle school pupils for admission. Its stated goal is to develope 'men for others' and character developement is not ignored in the competitive academic environment.

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February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Regis is the only free catholic school in the country. There is an ebtrance exam. Students are from New York,the 5 boroughs, Long Island, westchester and New Jersey. I can cot imagne a school with a higher academic standing.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
They test the boys too strongly I believe. My child had almost no social life because of the workload. I am not too sure if we should have sent him there but he did go to an Ivy League school so I suppose it all worked out.

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Regis High School
55 E 84th St, New York, NY  10028
(212) 288-1100
Last modified Regis High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Regis High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top