John Jay High School


Empower. Challenge. Grow.

Mr. Paul Albanese
Assistant Principal

Phone: (845) 897-6700 x30082
Office Location: Room 104 (First Floor by Cafeteria & Gymnasium)
Grade Responsibility: 12

Administrative Assistant:
Mrs. Mary Ellen Kurzius
(845) 897-6700 x30082

As yet another summer season comes to a close, we are faced with an opportunity to start over again and to take what we have learned in the previous year and build upon it. I am eager to get this year underway and hope that you are equally as eager. This is a wonderful time to be a member of the John Jay community as we are in a mode of almost constant improvement and moving in a positive direction. Students, as you begin your studies, know that the hard work that you will do has the everlasting strength to have a positive effect on your lives for years to come. Challenge yourselves at every opportunity, always seek additional information to supplement what you have learned in class, always seek extra help when needed, and always know that every member of the John Jay staff and your family will support you in any way possible through your academic journey.

To our incoming freshmen, our newest patriots, I would like to welcome you to John Jay. My colleagues and I will do all we can to ensure that your transition from Van Wyck Griffin to John Jay Patriot is as smooth as possible. Be aware that as you move forward in your education, the course work and expectations will become more challenging and require more attention to your studies than you may have put forth previously. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are performing to the best of your ability and it is your responsibility to seek assistance when necessary. While holding yourself to a high standard in regard to academics is important, it is also important to complement what you have learned in class by joining an extra-curricular activity. In addition to athletics, there are various clubs and activities that you may join here at John Jay. I urge you to GET INVOLVED in as many aspects of high school that your schedule will allow.

If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.