Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception is a former minor seminary high school and junior college located in Douglaston, Queens, New York.


It was established in 1914 in Brooklyn at 555 Washington Avenue as Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, a six-year minor seminary, with a four-year high school track and a two-year college track. Upon completion of the six-year program, students still discerning a priestly vocation would be assigned to a major seminary. This six-year program was in place until 1967, when Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception was established as a four-year college seminary in Douglaston, New York.

Independent college

Another Cathedral College merged with it in 1967.[1] The college continued as a four-year independent academic institution until 1988, when it changed to a college seminary residence and pre-theology program titled Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception.[1] The prep school became Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary. At its peak the school had over 350 students and nearly a dozen majors.[2]

Notable alumni


  • Walsh, Kevin (2006). Forgotten New York: views of a lost metropolis. HarperCollins. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-06-114502-5.


  1. ^ a b "Cathedral College Collection".
  2. ^ "Immaculate Conception Center - Douglaston (Queens), New York".
  3. ^ Maraniss, David (7 October 1999). "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi". Simon and Schuster – via Google Books.

Coordinates: 40°40′53″N 73°57′51″W / 40.681345°N 73.964126°W

Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary

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Douglaston–Little Neck, Queens

Douglaston–Little Neck is an upper middle class community in the eastern part of the New York City borough of Queens. The community is located on the North Shore of Long Island, bordered to the east by Nassau County, and to the west by Bayside. Douglaston and Little Neck's two ZIP Codes are 11362 and 11363. The area is part of Queens Community Board 11.The neighborhood is composed of two main sections: Douglaston west of Marathon Parkway, and Little Neck east of Marathon Parkway; each of these areas has several subsections. Douglaston–Little Neck represents one of the least traditionally urban communities in New York City, with many areas (particularly those north of Northern Boulevard) having a distinctly upscale suburban feel, similar to that of Nassau County towns located nearby (such as Great Neck).

The area is also known for its historical society and other civic groups, notably the Douglaston Civic Association and the Douglas Manor Association. There are two historic districts, Douglas Manor and Douglaston Hill, and two houses, Allen-Beville House and Cornelius Van Wyck House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the neighborhood.

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John Kenrick (theatre writer)

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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The show has only a few lines of spoken dialogue; it is almost entirely sung-through. Its family-friendly story, familiar themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous stagings. According to the owner of the copyright, the Really Useful Group, by 2008 more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups had staged productions.Joseph was first presented as a 15-minute "pop cantata" at Colet Court School in London in 1968, and was published by Novello and recorded in an expanded form by Decca Records in 1969. After the success of the next Lloyd Webber and Rice piece, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph received amateur stage productions in the US beginning in 1970, and the first American release of the album was in 1971. The musical had its professional premiere, as a 35-minute musical, at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1972. While still undergoing various modifications and expansions, the musical was produced in the West End in 1973. In 1974, its full modern format was performed at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester and was also recorded that year. The musical was mounted on Broadway in 1982. Several major revivals, national tours, and a 1999 direct-to-video film starring Donny Osmond followed.

Robert Smith (priest)

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St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary

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