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Regis High School

School rating 4.5 / 5 by

55 East 84th Street New York NY 10028 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Boys only

Academic

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The rigor of the academic curriculum at Regis surpassed that level of difficulty of any university experience, let alone rival prep schools. At Regis, the strongest departments are by far the humanities. English, History, and the Language department are populated by brilliant teachers that could easily be teaching college level courses. Math and Science is not as strong, relative to Humanities, but when compared to other schools in Manhattan Regis's Math and Science departments still come out on top. Given all of this preparation, I was incredibly well prepared for college. Consequently, I find my college courses to be unsophisticated and rather easy. Regis' teaching philosophy is incredibly open-minded for a private Catholic school. Throughout high school, questioning the status quo and remaining up-to-date on world events was critical. The most important skill I learned from the teaching philosophy was how to be a citizen of the world, not just my immediate community. Class sizes vary from 12-15 students for some smaller Humanities classes and 25-30 for larger introduction to Math and Science classes. Faculty are always on call and obligated to spend certain days of the week in their respective departments centers. Advanced math and language courses exist and Regis makes every effort to aid students with difficulties to get out of their academic slump.

College Counseling

College counseling at Regis is taking seriously. Guidance courses begin discussing college in junior year....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

When I applied to Regis, we were told the admissions process was one of the....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Located on Park Avenue, the neighborhood is one of the wealthiest in the nation and safe. Cafeteria food could be better, but that is the case with almost any school. Resources were plentiful and the school always supported new clubs and activities that students petitioned for. Technology was cutting edge, however, the school is PC-based. Regis is heavily community centric. The student body is very diverse, with most of the students living in the outer boroughs. Of my class of 125, there were only 15 or so that lived in Manhattan. Social groups are fluid, but that is mostly because many....

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