About Our Philosophy

Kellenberg Memorial High School combines the proven curriculum and methods of a successful tradition with modern pedagogical advances to provide its students with a rich, qualitative educational experience. The Kellenberg Memorial High School program, offered in an atmosphere of positive Christian commitment, requires a thorough study of the basic intellectual disciplines, while offering extensive cocurricular and extracurricular opportunities for practical application and personal understanding.

Accreditation & Professional Affiliations

Kellenberg Memorial High School is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Kellenberg Memorial is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools, CSAANYS, and NCEA.

The History of Kellenberg Memorial

Kellenberg Memorial High School is named in honor of Most Rev. Walter P. Kellenberg, founding Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He had a particularly strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both in his preaching and his example, he sought to bring all under the protection of Our Lady. The Bishop was a strong supporter of Catholic education, as evidenced by his extensive building program for the school system of the diocese.

The school is owned and directed by the Society of Mary (Marianists), a religious order of priests and Brothers. The Marianists were founded in 1817 by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade to educate youth as a means of Christianize society.

In September, 1987, the Administration of Kellenberg Memorial High School announced the establishment of the Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School. The Latin School is named in honor of a Marianist brother, Bro. Joseph C. Fox, who taught for over fifty years in Catholic schools. This new division of KMHS will provide a qualitative Catholic education to students from the public schools in grades six through eight.

The school’s motto is “One Heart and One Mind”. Its colors are royal blue and gold; its emblem is the phoenix; and its nickname is The Firebirds.

General Policies

Kellenberg Memorial High School admits students of any race, color, sex national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disabilities, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial policies, activities, athletics or other school administered programs. Kellenberg Memorial High School welcomes students of all ethnic groups, recognizing their valuable contribution to the life of the school in particular and the nation in general.

Kellenberg Memorial High School is a Catholic coeducational school. It was founded to serve the Catholics of Long Island and has enjoyed their support and assistance. Accordingly, priority in admissions is given to baptized members of the Roman Catholic Church. Enrollment is open to young men and women who are professing Christians as resources permit, with the priority given to Catholic students.

Kellenberg Memorial High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in its employment policies and practices.