St. Mary High School (Rutherford, New Jersey)
|St. Mary High School|
|64 Chestnut Street
Rutherford, NJ Bergen County, 07070
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Archdiocese of Newark|
|Principal||Richard A. Bayhan|
|Vice principal||Marci Schrank|
|Pastor||Fr. Michael Kreder|
|Faculty||26.4 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.1:1|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||North Jersey Interscholastic Conference|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Pastoral Administrator||Fr. Michael Gubernat|
|Dean of Discipline||Martin Besterci|
|Athletic Director||Matthew Stone|
St. Mary High School is a four-year Roman Catholic high school located in Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 2004.
The school was established in September 1929, with instruction provided through the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, New Jersey. The school's building was dedicated and opened on November 5, 1932.
The St. Mary High School Gaels compete in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC), a league made up of public and private high schools in Bergen County, Passaic County and Hudson County in northern New Jersey, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Prior to the realignment that took effect in the fall of 2010, St. Mary was a member of the Bergen County Scholastic League (BCSL).
The wrestling team was recognized as the winner of the 2007 team wrestling tournament for the Non-Public, North B state sectional championship. The wrestling team moved on to win the NJSIAA 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament Group B State Championship, topping Bishop George Ahr High School, 53-19. This was the Gaels 4th consecutive State Championship,beating St.Augustine, Holy Cross, and St. Joseph's (Hammonton) in the previous three finals. The Gaels had also won six consecutive Sectional titles, three District 16 titles, three BCSL National Titles. The Gaels Wrestling teams established the school's most prolific athletic dynasty.
St. Mary High School had filed a complaint against Queen of Peace High School with the NJSIAA, claiming that a new wrestling program run by former Gaels coach Scot Weaver at Queen of Peace would induce St. Mary's wrestlers to transfer schools. The NJSIAA ruled in 2007 that Queen of Peace would be restricted from competing in championships at any level of competition for two years.
- St. Mary High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 6, 2011.
- Schools of Saint Mary (The), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed September 6, 2011.
- Bergen County High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed September 6, 2011.
- About Us, St. Mary High School. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 11, 2012.
- League Memberships – 2009-2010, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 28, 2012.
- 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament - Non-Public, North B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 22, 2007.
- 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament - Group B Championship, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 28, 2007.
- Kensik, Edward. "NJSIAA is looking into Saint Mary", South Bergenite, July 16, 2009. Accessed August 28, 2012. "It was only two summers ago that St. Mary was on the other side of the coin. St. Mary complained to the NJSIAA that Queen of Peace took student athletes from them when wrestling head coach Scot Weaver moved from the Rutherford school to the North Arlington school and several wrestlers went with him.The result was that Queen of Peace’s brand new wrestling program received a two-year ban from any form of team championships be it league, state or county tournaments."
- DiLeo, Frank. "Pawel Wolak looked confident and strong from the start", Daily Record (Morristown), August 20, 2005. Accessed September 6, 2011. "Wayne Johnsen continued his destruction of light heavyweight contenders Friday. The Lyndhurst native earned his ninth career victory with a six-round unanimous decision over Dhafir Smith. The former football star at St Mary's in Rutherford was spectacular against Smith controlling the bout with his nasty right cross for the victory."
- Rohan, Virginia. "'The Pacific' miniseries unfolds through Rutherford veteran's eyes", The Record (Bergen County), March 14, 2010. Accessed September 6, 2011. "Leckie and Vera Keller lived next door to each other in Rutherford. She was friendly with one of his sisters. But Vera was three years younger than he, and she went to Rutherford High School, while he went to St. Mary's High School."