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Academy History

Tracing its roots to the Methfessel Institute, which was founded in 1862, the Staten Island Academy and Latin School was officially chartered on September 5, 1884.

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If Anton Methfessel were to return today, he would see students actively engaged in learning in state-of-the-art facilities on a lovely 12-acre campus. SMART boards and computers have replaced the quill and inkpots of his days, but Mr. Methfessel would easily recognize the community he helped establish. Today's Academy remains dedicated to the ideals of fostering intellectual excellence and curiosity, compassion, and creativity in young people.