Mother Cabrini High School
is a Catholic high school
located in the Washington Heights
neighborhood of the New York City borough
. The school was founded in 1899 by Frances Xavier Cabrini
and is sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
, the order she founded. Mother Cabrini High School's peaceful campus overlooking the Hudson River provides a safe and enriching learning environment in which students receive an education of "the mind, character, heart, and soul." Mother Cabrini High School stands as a model of dedication and excellence in secondary education for young women and 100 percent of MCHS graduates are accepted into colleges and universities, many receiving awards and scholarships.
Awards and recognition
During the 1986-87 and 1997-98 school years, Mother Cabrini High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School
Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education
, the highest award an American school can receive.
Where students come from
Mother Cabrini High School attracts students from "all over New York City and Westchester, with a large concentration of students from Manhattan and the Bronx."
Orientation lasts for two days and is designed to introduce students to the building, faculty, and peers. For the first six weeks of class, the guidance department assists students in their adjustment to high school. Each student is assigned a senior or junior to be their peer counselor. All new students have individual meetings with a guidance counselor, followed by weekly group meetings.
Mother Cabrini High School (MCHS) offers specialized and distinctive programs of study to enhance the education of students.