Red Bank Catholic High School

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Red Bank Catholic High School
112 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ, (Monmouth County), 07701
Coordinates 40°20′54″N 74°3′57″W / 40.34833°N 74.06583°W / 40.34833; -74.06583Coordinates: 40°20′54″N 74°3′57″W / 40.34833°N 74.06583°W / 40.34833; -74.06583
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Pro Deo et Patria
(for God and country)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1927
School district Diocese of Trenton
Director Mark DeVoe
Principal Robert Abetamarco
Vice principal Karen Falco
Asst. Principal Carolyn Bliss
Head of school Reverend Phillip A. Lowery
Faculty 78.6[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 976[1] (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 12.4:1
Color(s) Forest green and Gold         
Athletics conference Shore Conference
Team name Caseys
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Average SAT scores 560 Critical Reading
546 Math
582 Writing
Yearbook The Emerald
Athletic Director Joseph Montano

Red Bank Catholic High School is a four-year private coeducational Roman Catholic high school, located in Red Bank in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, operating under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.[3] The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1934.[2]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 976 students and 78.6 classroom teachers for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4.[1] The Class of 2010 includes students from 67 different communities and 71 schools. Red Bank Catholic High School has 88 full and part-time teachers, nine administrators, six Guidance Counselors, a Campus Minister (Charles Gates) and Chaplain. 40% of the school's faculty hold advanced degrees. The principal is Robert Abetamarco.

Red Bank Catholic High School's colors are Forest Green and Gold.[4]

History and nickname[edit]


RBC can trace its history back to 1867 where the pastor of neighboring St. James church founded a school in the basement of the church. The high school as it is known today was established in 1927.

Origin of school nickname[edit]

The school has adopted the name of Casey's from Monsignor Joseph T. Casey, a retired Rear admiral in the United States Navy, who began his career as a curate at St. James Parish in Red Bank. After retiring from the Navy in 1946 he returned to his first and only parish. He was a firm believer in the involvement of youth in the community and wanted to make sure that kids had organized programs to foster learning and fitness. Because of this firm belief, he immediately used part of his Naval pension to hire a full coaching staff for teams at the high school, buy uniforms and equipment and even organized the school band and orchestra.[5]



Red Bank Catholic offers numerous sports for every season of the year.[6]

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Football (Men) Basketball (Men's and Women's) Baseball
Soccer (Men's and Women's) Swimming (Men's and Women's) Softball
Cross Country (Men's and Women's) Indoor Track (Men's and Women's) Golf (Men's and Women's)
Field Hockey (Women's) Wrestling (Men's) Lacrosse (Men's and Women's)
Tennis (Women's) Ice Hockey (Men's) Outdoor Track (Men's and Women's)
Gymnastics (Women's) - Tennis (Men's)

Red Bank Catholic High School competes in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.[7] All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[8]

The football team won the Non-Public A South state sectional championships in 1976.[9] The football team won the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III sectional championship by a score of 45-20 over Delbarton School on December 7, 2014, in a game played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.[10]

The 2001 girls basketball team won the Group A State Championship with a 56-39 win over Paramus Catholic High School.[11] The girls basketball won the South A state sectional championship in 2007 with a 60-53 win against Camden Catholic High School in the tournament final.[12] The 2007 team moved on to win the Group A State Championship with a 43-40 win against Morris Catholic High School.[13]

The 2002 men's ice hockey team won the Southern A Conference Championship with a 7-5 over Middletown High School South.[citation needed]

The 2013-14 mens varsity ice hockey team won the inaugural Shore Conference Tournament Championship with a 6-2 win against Howell High School at Middletown Ice World, marking the first time that the Shore Conference played to a single champion.[14]

Building projects[edit]

Construction on a new athletic facility is nearing completion on the RBC campus. This state-of-the-art building takes the place of the recently demolished Sternweiss building that was knocked down in the summer of 2008. The construction of this building is the main focus of their "Imagine RBC 2010" plan, with the other construction being the renovation of a number of classrooms and important areas around the school. This building will be mainly a Student Center with numerous facilities for education, sports, and fitness.

The new 31,000 square feet (2,900 m2) student center now houses a 2,200-square-foot (200 m2) fitness center, two classrooms, locker rooms and proper storage space which will house the Alumni Hall of Fame and trophies and includes infrastructure upgrades such as a new heating system for the entire plant that was completed in September 2007 and is expected to result in significant savings in heating costs. This project was estimated to cost around $12 million which will be funded through the school's Capital Campaign, and was estimated to finish sometime in 2010.[15]

The school is renovating the existing building by completely updating three classrooms, while making numerous additions to others and adding a technology center to their library, complete with 28 new computers and Ceiling mounted projector with two flat screen LCD monitors. These upgrades along with the creation of a writing lab which is staffed during every lunch period will help increase student productivity and foster new student learning and creativity.

There will also be numerous renovations to the Broad Street Auditorium. This renovation was initiated by the class of the 1950s. The Classes of the 50’s launched an initiative to refurbish the auditorium with a celebration called “Moments to Remember.” The event preceded a series of fund raising efforts orchestrated by the PTA that funded the renovation. These mostly aesthetic renovations included new stage curtains, new ceiling and ceiling fans, new lighting fixtures and refinishing the original flooring.

Along with these already present renovations and those being constructed, RBC will be continuing to renovate every classroom and learning area in the school.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c School Data for Red Bank Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Red Bank Catholic High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed September 13, 2011.
  3. ^ School Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. Accessed September 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Red Bank Catholic High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Caseys Name, Red Bank Catholic High School.
  6. ^ RBC sports home, RBC sports Homepage
  7. ^ School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  8. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 18, 2011.
  10. ^ Zedalis, Joe. "Football state finals 2014: Huge second half powers Red Bank Catholic past Delbarton 45-20", NJ Advance Media for, December 7, 2014. Accessed December 8, 2014. "Junior quarterback Eddie Hahn was a perfect 6-of-6 passing in the second half for 186 yards and the Red Bank Catholic defense contributed two late stops and a blocked punt and the Caseys won their first sectional title in 38 years with a 45-20 victory over Delbarton in the NJSIAA/SportsCare Institute Non-Public, Group 3 championship at MetLife Stadium Sunday."
  11. ^ 2001 - Parochial Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  12. ^ 2007 Girls Basketball - South A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  13. ^ 2007 Girls Basketball - Non-Public Group Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  14. ^ Borenstein, Neil. "RBC captures inaugural Shore Conference ice hockey title", Atlanticville, February 27, 2014. Accessed December 8, 2014. "Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s ice hockey team added to its accomplishments this season on Feb. 22, when it captured the Shore Conference Tournament championship with a 6- 2 victory over Howell High School in Middletown. This was the first year that the Shore Conference played to one championship — having previously competed in two separate brackets for the Handchen and Dowd Cups — and the top-seeded Caseys (19-1-3) skated away with the title in their defeat of the sixth-seeded Rebels (16-6-2)."
  15. ^ The Plan, Red Bank Catholic High School. Accessed March 25, 2010.
  16. ^ "AMERICAN IDOL: What should Antonella sing?", Asbury Park Press, March 2, 2007, accessed April 13, 2007. "As a 2004 graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School, Barba was a member of the school's concert choir for four years as well as a part of RBC's elite doo-wop group."
  17. ^ Staff. "Red Bank Catholic alum Donald Brown leaving UConn for the NFL Draft",, January 4, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2014.
  18. ^ Hornbaker, Tim. National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Professional Wrestling, p. 369. ECW Press, 2007. ISBN 9781554902743. Accessed January 8, 2015. "The veteran indie star was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and wrestled professionally since he was a teenager."
  19. ^ Helfgot, Mike. "Linden DE's chance follows detour", The Star-Ledger, June 28, 2007. Accessed July 17, 2007. "Head coach Al Golden, who played in high school at Red Bank Catholic and who's recruited the state successfully in his various stops as a college assistant, and his staff are using Jersey players to build a Temple program that finished 1–11 last fall."
  20. ^ Prunty, Brendan. "Red Sox rookie Ryan Kalish impressing the team's veterans", The Star-Ledger, August 8, 2010. Accessed November 10, 2011. "Red Bank Catholic product and Red Sox rookie Ryan Kalish gets a high-five from Mike Lowell after his home run against the Yankees -- his first big league homer."
  21. ^ Assemblyman Sean T. Kean biography, accessed April 13, 2007. "He grew up in Deal and is a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School."
  22. ^ Pat Kennedy, Towson Tigers. Accessed December 20, 2007. "Pat attended Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High School, home of the Fighting Caseys."
  23. ^ Staff. "Michelle Leonardo: Knucklehead of the week", The Star-Ledger, June 10, 2012. Accessed January 28, 2014. "Michelle Leonardo, who finished in the top 10 during the Miss USA pageant that ended last week, had a difficult time on a pre-pageant show on Bravo, when host Andy Cohen asked her to name the vice president of the United States.She couldn’t.The Tinton Falls native and Red Bank Catholic High School grad wasn’t the only knucklehead."
  24. ^ Horowitz, Jason. "Gov. Paterson's Main Man: Former Jesuit, 'Natural' Politician Charles O'Byrne". New York Observer. March 15, 2008. Accessed January 28, 2014. "He attended Red Bank high School, off the Navesink River on the Jersey Shore, and after graduating in 1977, he attended Columbia University, earning his degree in 1981."

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