Carl Mattone is an alumnus of Holy Cross High School. He was inducted into The Holy Cross Hall of Fame and has remained active in supporting the school. An all-boys Roman Catholic high school in Flushing, Queens, Holy Cross High School was founded in 1955. Its mission is to educate “the hearts and minds of young men following the educational and spiritual vision of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross.”
For more than 55 years, the school has dedicated itself to the nurture, education and spiritual development of young men, and more than 15,000 students have walked through its doors since its founding. Typically 98 percent of graduating seniors continue their education in college. Holy Cross recognizes that a student’s education and development are reinforced by his active participation in the school, the community, and place of worship. Civic responsibility is exemplified and promoted at Holy Cross High School.
As a member of the school’s board of Directors, Carl Mattone was responsible for seeing that the Mission Statement and policies of Holy Cross followed the Traditions of the Congregation.
The curriculum of the school is designed to do more than teach; it is also designed to stimulate interest, intellectual curiosity, and creativity, and develop each student’s innate capacity for independent decision making and good judgment.
In addition to being a recipient of the President’s Leadership Society Award from Holy Cross, Carl Mattone also founded and continues to fund Holy Cross’s Irene Mattone Scholarship, a named scholarship endowment which funds the tuition of a Holy Cross student each year.