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Catholic High School Celebrates 100 Years on Upper East Side

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Centennial celebrations took place Monday at a high school unique to the city and the country.

Originally founded in 1914, Regis High School offers tuition-free Catholic education to young men with strong academic performance.

The Upper East Side school celebrated it's 100th anniversary by renewing its status as a historical landmark with the city.

"The building, it's architecture, it's presence here in the neighborhood for over 100 years. And it marks the school as the only tuition-free Jesuit high school in the United States," said Regis High School Principal Gary Tocchet.

"Its community really fosters growth both educationally and socially more than any other school does. This school feels more like a fostering environment than any other school," said Charlie Barton, a Regis High student.

Senator Chuck Schumer was among several city politicians to join students and faculty for the occasion.

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