Academic Program

The academic program at Saint Anthony’s is both rigorous and rewarding. Saint Anthony’s is a New York State accredited institution. To meet the demands of a modern college preparatory curriculum, Saint Anthony’s offers many options to students. The following information is offered as a resource for existing and incoming students in supplement to their Friar Handbook.


Students at Saint Anthony’s High School will not realize full academic potential unless they study. Homework assignments are integral parts of any quality educational experience. Assignments should be done neatly. Written homework is not the only necessary work. Students must review their class notes, prepare reports, research topics which are related to course work, and review and preview the textbook. Three (3) hours of homework is appropriate each day.

Marking Periods

A student receives a report card four(4) times during the School year. Final grades are determined by calculating 90% of the four quarterly grades and 10% of the Regents (or Final) Exam.

Final Exams

All students will take either a school exam or the Regents Exam for the course in which they are enrolled. These exams will constitute 10% of the final grade for the course.

College and University Courses

In cooperation with St. John’s University, St. Francis College, St. Joseph’s College and L.I.U. at CW Post, students are permitted to apply for college credits. These students must meet the requirements of the universities and colleges to be granted these credits. These courses are Saint Anthony’s High School courses, taught by Saint Anthony faculty. Students registering for these classes will not be permitted to add or drop regardless of College requirements.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Saint Anthony’s High School sponsors Parent/Teacher Interview Nights in order to discuss academic achievement. The dates for these interviews are published in the school calendar. Parents of students who fail a course are encouraged to attend these Interview Nights in order to confer with the teacher of the failing subject.

Non-Scheduled Class Time

A significant part of a complete high school education is learning to use non-scheduled class time well. The ability to schedule one’s time profitably is a skill that is learned. Students experiencing difficulty should, for example, learn to use this time for study and lesson preparation. Each student usually has only one lunch period. Any other non-scheduled class time should be used for study. Through the Tutoring Center, a student having academic difficulty may acquire a tutor who is a member of the National Honor Society. Arrangements for a tutor are made through the Director of Tutoring. Students are encouraged to make frequent use of the library.

“Saint Anthony’s recognizes that true education is directed toward the formation of the whole person and, to be authentic, education must embrace a broad range of issues.”

– Saint Anthony’s Administration

Academic Achievements

Principal’s List

The “St. Bonaventure Certificate” is awarded to those students who attain an overall average of 95% (94.50%) in their courses for the year.

Duns Scotus Certification

The “Duns Scotus Certification” is given to those students who attain an overall average of 90% (89.50%) in their courses.

Honor Roll

In recognition of the academic achievements of our students during the first, second, and third quarters of the school year, students who attain an average of 89.50% or above will be placed on the Honor Roll and an Honor Certificate will be mailed to them at the end of each quarter.

Msgr. Peter J. Nolan Academic Scholarship Awards

Each year, the five (5) highest ranking students from each year – Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes are awarded scholarships based on final numerical averages, for a total number of fifteen (15) scholarships.

  • First Ranking: $2,500
  • Second Ranking: $1,500
  • Third Ranking: $1,200
  • Fourth Ranking: $1,000
  • Fifth Ranking: $800.

Saint Anthony’s High School is chartered by the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.