The John A. Coleman campus sits on 15 tree lined acres in a country setting just over a mile from historic Uptown Kingston and only 2 miles from New York State Thruway exit 19. A large, meticulously kept athletic field greets you as you enter our grounds. Our building is over 200,000 square feet of modern, well-kept learning space and features:

Library with modern media center
Computer lab
Well equipped gymnasium
Clean and modern cafeteria
Stage for our renowned theater productions
Ample private parking


The mission of John A. Coleman Catholic High School is to provide a faith based, comprehensive college-preparatory education in an inclusive community.


John A. Coleman Catholic High School is an academic secondary school with college preparatory, general academic, art, and business programs. Our faculty is dedicated to the work of developing and enriching students spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

Our curriculum is strongly founded and focused on the Liberal Arts tradition and attempts to realize the potential of individual students.

Our ultimate purpose in all work is to form students to become responsible, caring, mature and knowledgeable young adults, with a sense of responsibility to God, themselves, their neighbor and the society in which they live.


In the winter of 1966, His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, announced that a co-educational Catholic high school, to serve the Kingston area, would open in September under the direction of the Sisters of St. Ursula. Named in recognition of John A. Coleman, an outstanding Catholic layperson of the Archdiocese of New York, the new high school was temporarily located at the former Academy of St. Ursula School on Grove Street in Kingston. The new campus opened at its current location on September 4, 1968.

On June 12, 2001 John A. Coleman Catholic High School was re-chartered by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department as an independent Catholic high school governed by an elected Board of Trustees which welcomes students of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and intentionally provides instruction to honor the traditions of our students.


John A. Coleman Catholic High School is:

  • Chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York Education Department
  • Accredited by the University of the State of New York
  • Accredited by National Accreditation Agency AdvancED
  • A member of the Mid-Hudson Athletic League
  • A member of the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center Consortium