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The Crusader Story

Purple and white, our banners bright . . .

"While the world changes, the cross stands firm." - St. Bruno

Crusader alumni are EVERYWHERE.

Those who have called Catholic Central home can be found all across the Capital Region and beyond.  From Albany to Asia and everywhere in between, Crusaders have been leading with the foundation of their Catholic education and making a difference in the world for over a century.  From the shores of Normandy and the lights of Broadway, our alumni have graced many different stages and shared the lessons of Christ’s compassion and love with others.  Theirs are the shoulders we stand on and the legacy we carry on.

Our Beginings...

Catholic Central School began as Catholic Central High School in 1923 under the leadership of Bishop Edmund F. Gibbons.  The Old Troy Hospital, which was built in 1868 and operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, was sold to the Albany Diocese in 1922 and converted into a school.  This location served as the home for The Crusaders until 1953 when it moved to 116th Street and Seventh Avenue in North Troy.  A few years later, in 1957, and a few miles away, in the hamlet of Latham, St. Ambrose School opened as a parochial grammar school under the care of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Both establishments continued independently for over 60 years until, in 2023, they were merged into the Capital Region’s first Pre-K through 12th grade Catholic school.

Crusader Archives

Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy reading through school newspapers, documents and more!

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Back Issues of Alumni Newsletters

April 2024

February 2024

December 2023

October 2023

Keep in touch!

We would love to hear from you and find out all that you’ve been up to since your time at Catholic Central.  Please share your stories and photos with us!  Staying connected is such an important part of our strong community.  Your stories inspire todays students in ways that are now more important than ever.  Once a Crusader, always a Crusader!

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Join us for our Centennial Open House on Sunday, November 5th @ 1pm!

Join us for our Centennial Open House on Sunday, November 5th at 1 pm!