DePaul Catholic High School

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DePaul Catholic High School
1512 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ, (Passaic County), 07470
Coordinates 40°57′28″N 74°14′38″W / 40.95778°N 74.24389°W / 40.95778; -74.24389Coordinates: 40°57′28″N 74°14′38″W / 40.95778°N 74.24389°W / 40.95778; -74.24389
Type Private, coed. high school
Motto The Place To Be
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1956
President Joseph Tweed
Principal Kenneth Jennings
Vice principal Sr. Jeanne Agans
Faculty 55.8 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 812
Enrollment 826 [1] (2009-10)
Average class size 21
Student to teacher ratio 14.8:1[1]
Color(s)      Green
Athletics conference Big North Conference
Team name Spartans
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication Impressions (literary magazine)
Newspaper Emerald
Yearbook Green Years
Affiliation Diocese of Paterson
Alumni 8,995
Deans Nicholas Lombardi
Colleen Sullivan
Bernadette Wiltshire
Disciplinarian Bryan Murray
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.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1989.[2]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 826 students and 55.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.8:1.[1]


DePaul Catholic was established in 1956.[4] 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.[5] Before the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had competed in the Northern Hills Conference an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools located in Essex, Morris and Passaic counties.[6]

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.

Stand Tall[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b c d De Paul Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b De Paul Catholic High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Passaic County Secondary Schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. Accessed June 20, 2011.
  4. ^ DPCHS. "DePaul Catholic High School History". DePaul Catholic High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  5. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 25, 2014.
  6. ^ Home Page, Northern Hills Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 28, 2011. Accessed November 25, 2014.

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