Bishop Maginn High School

About Us

Bishop Maginn High School is a Diocesan Catholic High School staffed by professional and dedicated laity with the goal of preparing students, both morally and academically, for the rigors of undergraduate study. Maginn serves the youth of the Albany Diocese in grades 9-12. While the majority of the students reside in the City of Albany, approximately 30% reside in 44 different school districts outside of Albany. It is a high school that maintains a solid reputation within the community. As a school with high academic standards and achievements, our curriculum prepares students for educational and professional pursuits.

Our principle focus is to provide an atmosphere based on the gospel of Jesus Christ. In daily teachings of Christian values, we foster responsibility within this school community. In living our Catholic Identity, the focus of Jesus becomes paramount. We apply this philosophy of Catholic Education to the uniqueness of our student population, which is comprised of many religions, races, and nationalities with varied backgrounds. We present our program to provide spiritual, academic, social, and emotional growth that produces total Christian adults.

Bishop Maginn High School is Accredited by the AdvancED North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and maintains strict adherence to the requirements of the New York State Education Department Learning Standards. In addition, over 99% of our students matriculate at major universities and colleges. The graduates from Maginn as well as our heritage schools including Vincentian Institute, Cardinal McCloskey, Cathedral, St. Joseph's, St. John's, and St. Ann's are members of our Alumni Association. Together the faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni continue to develop a Christian-based educational community at Bishop Maginn High School.



Michael Tolan, Principal -

Jessica Hoyt, Director of Guidance and School Counselor -

Rebecca Bliss, Director of Development -

School Board

Matthew J. Conners

Traci Johnson, Principal-All Saints Catholic Academy

Fr. Dominic Ingemie

Clare Buehler

Jalisa Venable

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Bishop Maginn High School is a Catholic, Diocesan, co-educational high school serving students in grades nine through twelve in the City of Albany and Greater Capital District Areas. Bishop Maginn provides a college preparatory program following the New York State Learning Standards and meeting the academic needs of a diverse student population.

The dedicated professional staff at Bishop Maginn High School integrates spiritual and moral values into the curriculum within a safe, structured and supportive learning environment. The school community embraces the traditions of its heritage schools, while instilling students with a sense of discipline and respect, as well as challenging them to achieve their greatest potential.


We believe that:

  • The life and mission of Jesus Christ are the foundations of teaching and learning.
  • The worth and dignity of every human being is inviolate and worthy of protection and respect.
  • Education integrates spiritual and moral values into a supportive learning environment.
  • Students learn acceptance through interactions among individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Students learn at different rates and in different ways.
  • Fostering a family-like atmosphere contributes to a sense of belonging.
  • All students have the right to an education in a safe, secure and caring environment.
  • Teaching the creative process and an understanding of aesthetics adds value to student life.

Education builds better citizens that contribute to a stronger society