DePaul Catholic High School
|DePaul Catholic High School|
|1512 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ (Passaic County), 07470
|Type||Private, coed. high school|
|Motto||The Place To Be|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Fr. Michael Donovan|
|Vice principal||Sr. Jeanne Agans,
|Faculty||55.8 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||826  (2009-10)|
|Average class size||21|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.8:1|
|Athletics conference||Big North Conference|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Impressions (literary magazine)|
|Affiliation||Diocese of Paterson|
|Admissions Director||John Merritt|
|Athletic Director||Joe Lennon|
DePaul Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Wayne, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1989.
DePaul Catholic was established in 1956. Mission Statement: "DePaul Catholic provides a Catholic experience of educational sharing which promotes, protects, and nurtures the dignity of each person while fostering a communal commitment of love and service to all of God's people".
The program of studies offered at DePaul Catholic High School seeks to equip college-bound students with a foundation for the pursuit of academic excellence while emphasizing a curriculum tailored for individual differences. Students learn to apply their knowledge and training toward their ongoing development of the Whole Person.
DePaul Catholic is a college preparatory high school offering advanced placement, honors, college prep, and foundations levels of study. In the Class of 2007, 98% of graduates are attending colleges, universities, and technical schools. Graduates in the Class of 2010 were awarded over $17.5 million in academic merit-based scholarships, and 99% of the graduates have gone on to colleges, universities, and technical schools.
All students and faculty use Tablet PC laptop computer/notebooks connected using a wireless Internet system.
DePaul competes in the Big North Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. There are over 20 varsity sports for boys and girls in the school. The athletic director is Joe Lennon, who is also the varsity baseball coach. The mascot is the Spartan and the colors are green and white. The sports teams that are available are: Boys- baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming, track and field, winter track, volleyball, wrestling; Girls- basketball, bowling, cheer leading (football, basketball, wrestling), cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, skiing, swimming, track and field, volleyball, winter track.
23 varsity teams for boys and girls and 30 extracurricular activities are offered. Several Division I athletes competing at schools such as Boston College, University of Maryland, Rutgers University, Penn State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, University of Iowa, University of Connecticut, Northwestern University, University of Massachusetts, University of Delaware and the University of Georgia have graduated from the school.
750 students and staff are members of “Stand Tall” - DePaul's voluntary drug prevention program, which offers voluntary and school-sponsored, drug testing for students and staff.
- De Paul Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 20, 2011.
- De Paul Catholic High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 20, 2011.
- Passaic County Secondary Schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. Accessed June 20, 2011.
- DPCHS. "DePaul Catholic High School History". DePaul Catholic High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 12, 2012.