|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.