|Staten Island Academy
715 Todt Hill Road
Staten Island, New York
Private, college prep
||Libertas, Integritas, Decora
||pre-K â€“ 12
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Maroon & gold
||Staten Island Academy
Staten Island Academy is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school located on a 14-acre (57,000Â m2) campus in Staten Island in New York City, United States. Founded in 1884 by Anton Methfessel, it is the oldest private school on Staten Island, and is the only independent school (non-public, non-religious) in the borough. It educates students from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 high school. Current enrollment is 390 students and offers a student to teacher ratio of 7:1. Albert Cauz is the current head of school. The school is composed of three divisions: Lower School, Pre-K-Gr. 4; Middle School, Gr. 5-8; Upper School, Gr. 9-12. The Head of Lower, Middle and Upper School is Eileen Corigliano. The campus has seven buildings: the Early Childhood Building, the Art Barn, Haugen Hall, Kearns Hall, Crowe Hall, Alumni Hall and the OJ Buck Gymnasium. The school's accreditations include the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. It is chartered and registered by the Board of Regents, University of the State of New York.
The Academy rapidly expanded, dropped the phrase â€œLatin Schoolâ€ from its name, and gained prominence with a curriculum that was progressive for its day. In 1885, required courses for the Intermediate Form (grades 9-12) included Latin, German, French, English, geography, physiology, zoology, mathematics, history, natural philosophy, expression, music, and drawing. The Academic Form required more advanced study, and The Latin School division mandated, additionally, student literacy in both Latin and Greek.
Many prominent professionals in theater, education, literature, politics and business were associated with the Academy throughout this period including actor Sidney Wollett, North Pole explorer Admiral Perry, Booker T. Washington, the Vanderbilt family, Jacob Riis, and George William Curtis, a member of the Academy's Board of Trustees and the namesake for Curtis High School.
- Anton Methfessel, 1862â€“1884
- Frederick E. Partington, 1884â€“1907
- Frank C. Page, 1907â€“1920
- Dr. John F. Dunne, 1920â€“1925
- Charles H. Garrison, 1925â€“29
- Thomas Burton, 1929â€“1933
- Charles L.S. Easton, 1933â€“1935
- Stephen J. Botsford, 1935â€“1942
- Dr. Harold E. Merrick, 1942â€“1962
- Harvey H. MacArthur, 1962â€“1967
- Dr. Mary E. Meade, 1967â€“1968
- Peter M. Webster, 1968â€“1976
- Dr. J. Stevens Bean, 1976â€“1989
- F. Graham Brown Jr., 1989â€“1996
- Carmen M. Marnell, 1996â€“2002
- Diane J. Hulse I, 2002â€“2012
- Albert Cauz, 2012-
- O.J. Buck, A World War II fighter pilot who died over Nazi Germany in 1942, two years after he graduated. The Gymnasium is named after him.
- Michael Peter Rapp, Longest tenured faculty member in school history. He graduated from Staten Island Academy in 1964 and has been employed since 1969.
Donald Davidson, American philosopher, who served as Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Chris Agoliati, professional US Soccer Player.
- Caroline Diamond Harrison, the publisher and owner of the Staten Island Advance and www.silive.com.
- Thomas Adinolfi, founder of AuctionsEast, New York's foremost eBay store.
- Erna Burry Fredrik Gerber, a Tony-Award-winning producer for the show Travesties.
- Richard F. Larkin, the technical director of not-for-profit accounting and auditing for BDO Seidman, LLP, in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Daniel L. Master, the Chief Assistant District Attorney in Richmond County, New York.
- Edgar Moreno, the Assistant Director for Domestic Operations in the US Department of State.
- Michael Ekin Pearson, an artist and illustrator, showing work in over forty solo exhibitions, as well as in group and juried shows.
- John Peoples, the director of Fermilab from 1989-1999, and the director of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey from 1998-2003.
- Joseph Rallo, the current Commissioner of Higher Education for Louisiana
- Damian Slattery, a screenplay writer, whose credits include A Day in October and Harry and the Butler.