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Cardinal Hayes High School

Cardinal Hayes High School is a Catholic high school for boys in the Concourse Village neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. The school serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is a member of the CHSAA. It was constructed in the Art Deco style. It is named after Cardinal Patrick Joseph Hayes, a previous archbishop of (Catholic Archdiocese of) New York.

Cardinal Hayes High School
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650 Grand Concourse


Coordinates40°49′14″N 73°55′31″W / 40.82056°N 73.92528°W / 40.82056; -73.92528Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 73°55′31″W / 40.82056°N 73.92528°W / 40.82056; -73.92528
TypeCatholic, All-Male[1]
MottoFor God and Country.
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic[1]
PresidentFr. Joseph P. Tierney
PrincipalWilliam Lessa
Teaching staff58.0 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment945[1] (2017–2018 [1])
Student to teacher ratio16.3[1]
Color(s)Cardinal and Gold         
Slogan"Up Hayes and All It's Loyal Men"
AthleticsBaseball, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Bowling, Cross Country, Lacrosse
Team nameCardinals
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationCity Scapes (literary magazine)
YearbookThe Hayes


Cardinal Hayes was dedicated on September 8, 1941 by Cardinal Spellman. Cardinal Hayes' current rival is Mount Saint Michael Academy. The two schools' football teams have met annually since 1942 on Thanksgiving Day. Cardinal Hayes also takes part in non-annual football rivalries with Cardinal Spellman High School and Archbishop Stepinac High School for the Fathers' Club Trophy and the Father John Dubois Memorial Trophy, respectively.[3]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CARDINAL HAYES HIGH SCHOOL". Private School Universe Survey. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ CHHS. "Cardinal Hayes High School History". Cardinal Hayes High School website. Retrieved 2009-05-28.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gates, Anita. "John Good, Architect of F.B.I.'s Abscam Sting Operation, Dies at 80", The New York Times, October 18, 2016. Accessed October 19, 2016. "He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1954 and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Fordham University in 1958."
  5. ^ Malcolm, S. (February 12, 2007). "Analyze This". King Magazine. Jim Jones: I was a little reckless in high school. I went to Cardinal Hayes... I got kicked out of Hayes during my senior year.

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