Prospective Students & Families Attend Open House

img_7547On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Brother Martin hosted our annual Open House for prospective students and families. Over 500 students attended this wonderful and informational night.  Crusaders were filled with great excitement and spirit showcasing their school to visitors. Guests entered through the Thomas F. and Elaine P. Ridgley Fine Arts & Athletic Center before heading into the James B. Branton Chapel. Inside the Branton Chapel, families were welcomed by President John Devlin,  Asst. Principal Ryan Gallagher ‘00,  and Mia Corrente,  mother of graduate Scott Corrente ‘15.  Current students  Joseph Aguda ‘18 and Nicholas Locascio ’21 were also present speaking about their ‘Crimson and Gold Life’ on Elysian Fields Avenue.

Later, tour guides were paired with families introducing the young men and their families to all the incredible amenities of campus life. Tour guides also explained the history of the school and answered questions from visitors on academics, alumni, athletics, spirituality, etc.  Students also experienced the variety of academic curriculums, extracurricular programs, and interactive activities.

Thank you to all of our students, parents, alumni, and faculty who helped make this night a success!

To learn more about the admissions process, please visit the Admissions  page or call the Assistant Principal for Admissions Mr. Carlos  Bogran III ‘99 in the Office of  Admissions at 504-283-1561(ext. 3022).


2016-2017 Brother Martin Viewbook 


Please click the name of the subject to reveal the answers from your Open House questions.

Academic Games

  1. (Equations) Without the order of operations, what are the different possible values that this express can equal? 9 x 5 – 3 ÷ 6?

Answer: (9 x 5) – (3 ÷ 6) = 89/2
(9 x (5 – 3)) ÷ 6 = 3
9 x ((5 – 3) ÷ 6) = 3
((9 x 5) – 3) ÷ 6 = 7
9 x (5 – (3 ÷ 6)) = 81/2

  1. (Presidents) Which four Presidents of the United States have received the Nobel Peace Prize?

Answer: Thedore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama



  1. What is the salinity level in the Gulf of Mexico?

Answer: 28-32ppt

  1. What is the salinity level in the BMHS tank?

Answer: ~30ppt

  1. How many different species are presentin the BMHS tank?

Answer: 23 different aquatic species



  1. What is the term “OS” an abbreviation for? Examples include Windows and Linux.

Answer: Operating system

  1. What program should be installed on every Windows PC to prevent unwanted hackers?

Answer: Antivirus software


  1. What is the most recent element discovered?

Answer: Uus Ununseptium was first synthesized in 2012.

  1. What is the largest dinosaur to roam the earth?

Answer: Argentinosaurus was the largest known dinosaur before the new species of titanosaur was discovered in 2014. The new titanosaur has yet to be named.


Mu Alpha Theta

  1. Why would the MATH Club called Mu Alpha THeta?

Answer: The reason is because if you abbreviate Mu Alpha Theta with the first letter (or first two letters) of each word, it spells out M.A.TH.

  1. What is the result when Joseph starts with the integer 123,456 and performs the following sequence of operations: subtract 6, divide by 10, subtract 5, divide by 10, subtract 4, divide by 10, subtract 3, divide by 10, subtract 2, divide by 10?

Answer: 1

  1. A stick of butter is 1 1/2 – inch by 1 1/2- inch by 3 1/4 – inch retangular prism and contains 800 calories. How many calories are in a pre-formed “pat” of butter measuring 1 inch by 1inch by 3/8 inch? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

Answer: 41 calories



  1. What is the most prestigious sailing race?

Answer: The America’s Cup

  1. What is the left and the right side of a boat called?

Answer: Port- left and and Starboard- right

  1. What is the style of boat most used by high school sailing clubs?

Answer: 420