Cathedral Preparatory Seminary earned a spot as one of the Top 50 Best Catholic High Schools in the country. The Catholic High School Honor Roll is an initiative designed to recognize and encourage excellence in Catholic Secondary education. The Honor Roll ranked academics, Catholic Identity and civic education.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio welcomed the news saying “I am grateful that Cathedral Preparatory Seminary has earned a place on the National Catholic High School Honor Roll’s 2008 list of the 50 best Catholic high schools in the country. I congratulate the Rector, Father Fred Morano and the entire school community for their faithfulness and hard work. I pray that the administration, teachers, parents and students continue to strengthen and renew their commitment to Catholic education.”
The school is unique in our country, as the only remaining Seminary day-school in the country. Bishop DiMarzio remarked, “The mission of attracting and educating young men for the priesthood continues to be my highest priority in this diocese. I am gratified that among the 1,300 Catholic high schools considered for this award our Diocesan High School Seminary would be so honored.”
Cathedral Preparatory Seminary was founded by the late Bishop of Brooklyn, The Most Reverend Charles Edward McDonald in 1914. It remains one of the smallest schools of the Diocese with an enrollment of 160 students. Twenty percent of the priests who were ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn, in the last 15 years were Cathedral Preparatory Seminary graduates. Additionally one third of the current diocesan seminarians are also Cathedral Prep. alumni.