The school and athletic fields occupy a six-square block area.

Our identity, our history, our name...

Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School is a private Catholic secondary school owned and operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the New York Province since its opening in 1956. One of many schools staffed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and dedicated priests, sisters, and lay people throughout the world, Msgr. McClancy is located in the East Elmhurst-Jackson Heights area of Queens, New York, and has served boys from the dioceses of Brooklyn, Rockville Center, and the Archdiocese of New York for the past 40+ years. A New York State Certified school, Msgr. McClancy is also a member of the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools. Historically, only the second Catholic high school built for boys in the borough of Queens, the school honors the memory of Msgr. Joseph V. McClancy, long-time diocesan superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn. In 1956, at the request of the then Diocesan bishop, Archbishop Molloy, the new school was opened as Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in honor of this priestly, energetic, scholarly man who contributed so much to Catholic Education.

The charism of the Brothers, our mission, the education of youth...

The mission of Msgr. McClancy is based on the charism received through Father Andre Coindre, founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Lyon, France, in 1821. Charism is a special gift of the Holy Spirit given to the Church through special people to help its members fulfill the special needs of the people of God. This particular charism directs the family of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in the apostolate of Christian education of young people. It is a charism founded on the love of young people, a respect for their potential and their need to be educated to live in the world of today. By challenging them to develop values which are fully human and wholly Christian and by providing them with an education which will develop them personally and professionally, the faculty and staff of McClancy prepare our young people to meet the challenges of life in the world today.

Our community of students and our programs...

Msgr. McClancy High school draws students from eighty-five elementary schools, both parochial and public, in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Long Island areas. This high school best serves the student who has maintained a good academic, disciplinary, and attendance record in grammar, junior high, middle or secondary school and who is eager to be active and enthusiastic at McClancy. As a Catholic school, Msgr. McClancy offers courses in theology and religious values, honors courses in all major subject areas, college extension programs in English, math, business, and art with St. John's and Adelphi universities. Our academic program offers extensive opportunities for computerized programs of study using recently modernized computer facilities. Scientific study is enhanced by our updated state-of-the-art chemistry lab. A variety of basic and advanced art programs and facilities highlights our fine arts offerings. Guidance is important to us, and as a college prep school, our computerized college guidance and career education programs are among the finest available. Liturgical and community spiritual experiences mark the major feasts of the Catholic Church during the school year.

Our acceptance and enrollment procedures...

Students are accepted for enrollment at Msgr. McClancy on the basis of performance on the Co-op Test administered by the Brooklyn Diocese in early November, or in the case of upper class transfers or public school students, acceptance is by personal interview. Arrangements can be made for personal interviews by calling the school at 718-898-3800 during regular school hours. Information about enrollment is available at the same number.


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Map of Msgr. McClancy H.S. 71-06 31st Ave
East Elmhurst, NY

Your Personal Driving Directions to McClancy

General Driving Directions: McClancy is at the intersection of 31st Ave and 72nd Street in East Elmhurst, Queens. It can be reached in Queens by using the Grand Central Parkway West to the Steinway St /Marine Terminal exit (left five lights to 31st Ave, Right five lights to 72nd St. Exiting Going East: go right on 80th St, straight to 31st Ave right to 72nd St.), Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Northern Blvd exit (straight across Northern, down 68th St to 31st Ave, right to 72nd St.), Van Wyck Expressway to the Grand Central (see previous directions). The school is between Northern Blvd on the south (use 69th street to 31st and then right turn) and Astoria Blvd (use 80th st south) on the north. There is a parking lot behind the school off 71st between 31st and 32nd Ave. Public Transportation to and from the school is accessible on the E, F, V, R, G, #7 subway lines and on local Triboro (18,33,29,53,19,19A,47), City (Blue and White) buses (13,27,58,55), Queens Surface bus (Q66), Jamaica Lines (Q111), and others. More specific information is available by clicking here: Buses and Subway Transportation or by calling the school office at (718) 898-3800.

NEW YORK CITY Bus Information

Queens Subway Information: Our stop is Roosevelt Ave-74th St on E,F,V,G,R &7 and then Q47 bus from Roosevelt-74th St.Station at 37th Rd and 74th St. to 31st Ave. Cross in front of bus and go two blocks west.

Flying Directions, compliments of Sam Wen: N 40 degrees 45.352' W 73 degrees 53.666' 2 miles from LaGuardia Airport 228 degrees

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