Advanced Placement (AP)
- A.P. American History
- A.P. World History
- A.P. English Language
- A.P. English Literature
- A.P. Calculus
- A.P. Biology
- A.P. Environmental Science
- A.P. Psychology
The Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses and achieve college credit.
American History Academy Program
Salesian High School is the fourth school in the country and the first outside of New York City selected by the Gilder/Lehrman Foundation. The Foundation will help the school integrate American studies into the school curriculum. Through this grant, Salesian High School has created a small academically rigorous learning environment that offers courses in American history throughout the four-year high school curriculum. The foundation will oversee Salesian’s American Studies Academy and supply support, equipment, hardware and software. Teachers are invited to participate in seminars and enrichment programs and fellowships taught by renowned historians at Ivy League schools.
In cooperation with Iona College, courses are offered in the areas of foreign language, political science, and calculus, enabling selected students to earn up to six college credits in each area.
The extraordinary talents of our students have an opportunity to shine when the Salesian High School Players present their annual spring production. From the opening strands of the overture performed by professional orchestras, peppered with our very own student musicians, to the incomparable casts and crew, audience members have learned to expect an evening of quality entertainment.
Throughout their years at Salesian, honors students will take honors-level courses, AP courses, as well as having the opportunity to take additional college link and elective courses in their senior year. This program begins in sophomore year, however, Salesian does offer select freshmen a pre-honors program where they can become acquainted with honors courses. Learn more about our Honors Program.
Designed to provide students with a hands-on and inquiry-based experiences, the Science Discovery Program provides participants with the opportunity to attend off-campus lectures, visit research sites, and attend regularly scheduled research classes and labs. Through contact with actual field conditions, this program provides a unique opportunity for students to stand apart from their peers and gain experiences now considered favorable when applying for admission to competitive colleges.
The foundation of Salesian High School is our Catholic faith. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. All students study four years of religion to give an academic grounding to the teachings of the faith. Students study scripture, morality, the sacraments, social justice, the vocation of being a Christian gentleman, all in the context of Jesus, God and man.
This program offers students an opportunity to view faith as a lived experience, while learning the values of leadership and service. All students complete 50 community service hours prior to graduating. Projects include: teaching CCD in local grammar schools, volunteering as a Big Brother to incoming freshman, working in hospitals, nursing homes, or with the homeless, as well as working in poor parishes in the New York-metro area, Florida and Mexico. Learn more about our Youth Ministry Program.