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St. Patrick's Military Academy
Harriman Heights Road
Harriman, New York, 10926
United States
School type Military academy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Closed
Closed 1988
Grades 3-8

St. Patrick's Military Academy was a Catholic military school in Harriman, New York. It was run by the Pallottine Sisters and closed in 1986.


St. Patrick's offered classes from the 3rd to 8th grade. Since 1945 most of the all male students were boarders. There were a few day students, male and females, from local towns. St. Patrick's Military Academy was not closed by Mother Mary Victoria, Principal, but by the sound decision made by the Pallottine Order of Sisters, possibly due to financial issues. The last day of school was in June 1988.

Former chaplainsEdit

  • Monsignor Sullivan
  • Monsignor Paterno

Former drill instructorsEdit

  • Mr. Impellitieri
  • Harry Adams
  • Captain Prue
  • Major Hickey

Former principalsEdit

  • Mother Mary Vincent
  • Mother Mary Victoria (-1988)


Following the school's closure, the crosses on top of both buildings were removed. The facilities were later rented to the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District and much later other schools and organizations.


Extracurricular activitiesEdit

In dress uniforms modeled on those of West Point cadets, the school marched in the St. Patrick's and Columbus Day parades in New York City. The school glee club performed at the Port Authority and Rockefeller Center skating rink during the Christmas holidays. As a young student from Brooklyn, 1959 to 1961, St. Patricks also had a marching band and orhcastra witch traveled to various locations to bring music to the elderly and sick. One place I remember was Mount Carmel home. I also marched in different parades and sang at the Port Authority and Rockefeller Center. I do miss those days, Eddie V..

Cadets Chior also performed at the World's Fair in New York City


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