"I am a parent of a Regis student who is a junior currently. I have been very impressed with Regis in the past 2.5 years. Not just the students and faculty, but even the parents of Regis students are warm and friendly. My son enjoys his school life and is popular and well liked by other Regians. He does have a long commute from New Jersey, but he never complaints about the 2 trains + 1 bus he takes to get across to upper-east-side. When I drive him to his games (does play for Regis teams) as well to school occasionally, I do see the other Regis students very cordial and top-notch. I do not see that from other public school + private schools when I visit for games etc.. (networking/camaraderie is huge for a successful kid IMO) The academics , the extra-curricular etc.. makes the students well-rounded. Regis was ranked as the 5th best high-school in the country for SAT scores (which no one even brags about). So all in all, I wish there was a girls-equivalent of Regis (which there is none).. we are lucky to be close to NYC and Regis."
"I am a Regis graduate, as is my son. In addition to an outstanding academic curriculum, there is a moral and ethical environment that encourages students to think of the needs of others, in keeping with the school motto, Deo et Patriae--for God and country."
"As an alumnus, I can tell you that Regis provides unmatched education and camaraderie among the students. From Seniors to Freshman, all students help each other out and are always there to give advice or help out with something. The boys at Regis are truly wonderful from the classroom to the athletic fields. Athletics, contrary to popular belief, are very competitive. Not all students are weird, in fact when I was at Regis, many kids had flourishing social lives. I made many good friends at Regis, and they are still some of my best friends to this day. However, this school is not for everyone. It requires many late nights and much devotion, but I went to college totally prepared and found the work to be easier than that at Regis. After Regis, I found myself much better prepared and having learned much more than my friends that attended other local Catholic or public schools. Regis also provides so many activities, retreats, and service work that builds character in it's students. In conclusion, going to Regis was the best decision of my life."
"As a person who just ended his freshman year, I am truly thrilled by my choice of school. The commute from Long Island everyday is very tiring, but the idea of commuting to the city everyday is truly exciting. I know from experience that my grades have dropped compared to my middle school. The teachers all care about the student and they are always around to help when we need it. The Jesuit values are instilled early on in our freshman year and I feel I have matured greatly by going to Regis. One other thing that has to be shared with the outside world is that the typical stereotype of a Regis kid that only studies, kind of nerdy, and has no social life is not true at all. Most kids actually have huge social lives and hangout on weekends. Although I go to sleep late every night due to the course load, I still like the fact that I am being challenged academically. There are a variety of extracurricular activities that is suitable for anyone. Students are even allowed to start new clubs if they receive approval from administration. Regis is definitely not for everyone. Be prepared to sacrifice for school and if you are on the speech and debate team. Regis is a positive life-changer!"
"I'm a current senior, currently enjoying the much anticipated third trimester of senior year. I came from a upper-class private school in New Jersey and applied, primarily, to top-tier boarding schools. I was accepted to all of them, but chose to go to Regis because of a love for intellectualism. I had no idea how amazing the experience would be. All of my most valued friendships were forged in resource centers and many of my best memories took place in classrooms there. I would relive these four years for eternity and call it heaven, I love the student body that much. I am not going to an Ivy, but a top-tier engineering school. The math department was admittedly weak, but physics was strong enough to make up for it. The social life is incredible, though it takes place primarily at school, by necessity. Frankly, the student body of the school is so energetic and intelligent that everything else hardly matters. (Which, by the way, gives away the one-star student ratings with awful writing from either freshmen who will change their mind or rival schools' students) If you are admitted, GO, PERIOD!"