Admissions Overview


Choosing a high school is an important decision for students and their families. High school selection is a critical next step on the road to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Archbishop Molloy High School is a Catholic Marist school which fosters an exemplary education in mind, body and spirit for a diverse college-bound population.  Molloy offers a unique, challenging and comprehensive program of instruction, guidance and activities.  Here individuals recognize their own self-worth and develop a lifetime of Christian values, critical thinking, leadership skills and service to others.

Molloy provides a caring and supportive environment that enables the best students in New York to develop all of their gifts: academic, personal, spiritual and athletic.  Outstanding and highly motivated students generate a special excitement about learning.

Students follow the New York State Regents curriculum in all subjects available.  An extensive selection of Advanced Placement courses allows students to earn college credit while still in high school. Honors courses are offered at each grade level.

Our architectural award–winning building includes four science labs, a computer labs, researach center, a theater, state of the art library, chapel, newly renovated cafeteria, art studio, music room, guidance complex, weight room and two gymnasiums.  The six-acre campus features an all-weather track and baseball field.

Molloy students embody the school’s time honored motto- “Non Scholae Sed Vitae” “Not for School but for Life”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is admission competitive?

Each year over 2,000 students apply to Molloy for the 400 available seats.  Admission is based primarily on the grades and standardized test scores earned in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and on the results of the TACHS or CHSEE exam.

When is the 'Open House'?

Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 11am-4pm.

Are there any scholarships given?

Each year Molloy offers full and partial scholarships valued at over $1.2 million.

Academic scholarships are awarded to applicants based on their grades and standardized test scores earned in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, the Catholic High School Admission entrance exam score (TACHS or CHSEE), 

What is the enrollment?

1560 Boys & Girls in grades 9 through 12.

How much is the yearly tuition?

The tuition for 2015-2016 was $8,240 + registration and technology fees.

Where is the school located?

One block from the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Main Street, in Briarwood, Queens. Four blocks east of the county offices in Kew Gardens.

How can my child get to school?

The F train stops in front of the school at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Station. The Main Street Q44, Q20A, Q20B and the Queens Boulevard Q60 buses stop in front of the school. The Union Turnpike Q-46, the Lefferts Boulevard Q-10 and the Metropolitan Avenue Q-54 buses stop within a short walk of the school. Easily accessible by LIRR.

By Car

  • Grand Central West: Exit 17 – 168 Street. At the fourth traffic light on the service road, make a left onto Main Street. Stay in the right lane at the flashing yellow signal.
  • Grand Central East: Exit 14 - Union Turnpike. Take the first available right turn onto Main Street. Stay in the right lane at the flashing yellow signal.
    Van Wyck South: Exit 11 - Jewel Avenue. Left on Jewel to Main Street. Go right on Main, proceed about 1.7 miles. Stay in the right lane at the flashing yellow signal.
  • Van Wyck North: Exit 9 - Queens Blvd. Make the first available right onto Hoover Avenue. Make a right on Main Street, stay in the right lane at the flashing yellow signal.

What does the curriculum include?

Challenging college-preparatory program for all students. Advanced Placement courses for college credit are offered at all grade levels, including freshman year. 100% of our graduates attend college, 55% with academic scholarships. Two-thirds earn college credit before graduating from Molloy.

How is Molloy recognized?

"Outstanding American High School" – U.S. News & World Report
"Exemplary High School" – U.S. Department of Education
Accredited by the Middle States Associations of Schools and Colleges
Charted by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

Are there extracurricular activities available?

There are more than 80 sports, clubs and service activities are offered. Over 90% of our freshmen participated in after school activities last year.

What are the uniform requirements?

Blue, dark blue or tan slacks/skirts and blue or white shirt/blouse purchased from Land's End.

What facilities are available to the students?

Molloy’s well-maintained and fully equipped facilities include the newly-renovated cafeteria and chapel, a state-of the art library, research center, computer lab, four science labs, theater, and two gymnasiums. The six-acre campus includes an all-weather outdoor track and baseball field. Molloy has created a comprehensive program for integrating iPad® technology in the learning environment. Each classroom is outfitted with Smartboards and Apple T.V.




Archbishop Molloy is accredited by the Middle States Association, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, "Outstanding American High School" by U.S. News & "Exemplary High School" by U.S. Department of Education.


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Molloy offers over $1,000,000 in Academic Scholarships annually.


Molloy offers an opportunity to participate in a unique orientation program to a select group from its incoming freshman class each summer. 


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Archbishop Molloy High School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of school policies, admission policies, scholarships, athletic and other school-administered programs for its students. The school admits students of any gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.