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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get more information about Molloy? (6th & 7th Graders)

For more information about Molloy, please fill out an inquiry form here

How do I apply for 9th Grade admission to Molloy? (For rising 8th Graders)

For rising 8th Graders, please click here to head to our "Apply Now" page.  It contains all the directions on how to fill out a Molloy application.

How do you gain admission into Molloy?

Typically, candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Score 65% or higher on the TACHS
  • Earn high grades (90s/mid-to-high 80s) in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
  • Score in the top third (3s/4s) on state/standardized tests in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
Is admission competitive?
Each year, over 1,800 students apply to Molloy for the 400 available seats.
Does it matter what number you place Molloy on the TACHS exam?
Priority for admission is given to those prospective students who place Molloy as #1.  Though, all choices are considered for admission.  Additionally, please remember that in order to be considered for a scholarship, you MUST place Molloy as #1.
What is Molloy's code for the TACHS?
It is 012.

Do you offer opportunities to visit Molloy?
Due to COVID-19 and safety restrictions from the Department of Health, at the moment, visiting our school is by appointment only.
Molloy typically offers an Open House in the Fall, which is open to everyone, and then another one in the Winter for accepted students.  
Right now, our Fall Open House is slated for Sunday, October 16th, 2022 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

There is also a Winter Open House for students who were accepted into Molloy (decisions typically go out in mid-January for the next incoming freshmen class).  This year's Winter Open House is Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Are there any scholarships or financial assistance awarded?

Each year Molloy offers scholarships valued at over $1.3 million!

Applicants are considered for Academic Scholarships who place Molloy as #1, whose grades are in the 90s in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade, score high on standardized & NYS tests in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade, and who score in the top 1%-2% on the Catholic High School Admission entrance exam (TACHS).

We also offer Named Scholarships which are funded by alumni and Molloy benefactors. Most of the Named Scholarships are need-based.

As part of the Marist Mission, we strive to keep Molloy education affordable.  The actual cost to educate a Molloy student exceeds the tuition.

For more information on scholarships please click here.

What is the Number of Enrollments?

Approximately 1,560 Boys & Girls in Grades 9 through 12.

How much is the yearly tuition?

For the 2022-2023 school year it will be $10,750.  Additionally, as part of the 2-step registration process for incoming freshmen, there is a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $450 and a nonrefundable technology fee of $550.  Fees for subsequent school grades can be found under the "Parents" tab, within the subtab "Tuition & Fees."
*Tuition and fees subject to change.

Where is the school located?

Our address is: 8353 Manton St. Briarwood, NY 11435.  We are one block from the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Main Street, in Briarwood, QueensFour blocks east of the county offices in Kew Gardens.

How can my child get to school?

   Via Train
  • The F train stops in front of the school at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Station. From there, it's a short walk to the school.  
  • Accessible by LIRR.  There are stations in neighboring towns Jamaica, NY and Kew Gardens, NY.

    Via Bus

  • 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.

    Via 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.  Two-thirds of our students earn college credit before graduating from Molloy.  The Class of 2022 was awarded over $100 million in college scholarships. 

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
  • Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

Are there extracurricular activities available?

There are more than 60 sports, clubs and service activities that are offered. Over 90% of our freshmen participated in after school activities last year.

*Sports include: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Handball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Step Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

*Clubs, Leagues, & Programs include: Anime Club, Art Club, Asian Club, Bagpipe Band, Baking Club, Biology Club, Book Club, Briarwood Shelter, Campus Ministry Leader, Catholic Culture Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Dance Team & Club, Drama Club, Eastern European Club, Ebony Club, Engineering Club, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, French Club, Girls Who Code Club, Greek Club, Guitar Ensemble, Health & Fitness Club, I.AM.Green (Environmental) Club, Indian Club, Integrated Science Association, Intramural Sports, Investment Club, Irish Club, Italian Club, Knitting & Crafts Club, Lantern, LifeSpire, Literary Magazine, Liturgy Committee, Marist Youth, Math Club, Math Team & League, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, New York Hospital Club, Photography Club, Political Science & History Club, Retreat Leaders, Right-to-Life Club, S.M.I.L.E. Club, S.A.D.D., Science Fiction Club, Science Olympiad, Science Research Program, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate Club, St. Marcellin Champagnat Society, Stanner Film Society, STEM Club, String Ensemble, Student Activity Committee/Spirit Leaders, Student Ambassador Program, Stanner Newspaper, Stanner Players, Theater Arts & Improv Club, Tutoring Program, Video Broadcast Club, & Yearbook.

* = Subject to change, based on number of enrollments.

What are the uniform requirements?

Blue, dark blue or tan slacks/skorts and blue or white shirt/blouse purchased from Tommy Hilfiger.  Click here to view their website.

What facilities are available to the students?

Molloy's well-maintained and fully equipped facilities include: the newly-renovated cafeteria and chapel, brand new video broadcast studio, a state-of-the-art library, research center, computer lab, four science labs, theater, guidance complex, strength & conditioning facility, and two gymnasiums. The six-acre campus includes: an all-weather outdoor track and baseball field.  Additionally, Molloy has created a comprehensive program for integrating iPad® technology in the learning environment. Each classroom is outfitted with Smartboards and Apple TV.