Wildwood Catholic High School

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Wildwood Catholic High School
1500 Central Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ, (Cape May County) 08260
Coordinates 38°59′57″N 74°48′8″W / 38.99917°N 74.80222°W / 38.99917; -74.80222Coordinates: 38°59′57″N 74°48′8″W / 38.99917°N 74.80222°W / 38.99917; -74.80222
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Fides et Scientia
(Faith and Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1948
Founder Bishop Bartholomew Eustace
Oversight Diocese of Camden
President Father Joseph Wallace[1]
Faculty 17.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 194 [2] (2009–10)
Student to teacher ratio 11.4:1[2]
Color(s)      Royal blue and
Athletics conference Cape-Atlantic League
Mascot Crusader
Nickname Catholic
Team name Crusaders[3]
Rival Wildwood High School, Cape May County Technical High School
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Newspaper The Crusader
Affiliation Cape Trinity Catholic

Wildwood Catholic High School is a co-educational four-year Catholic high school in North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States. The school operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.[5] The school opened in September 1948 with an initial enrollment of 80 students.[6] Wildwood Catholic High School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1956.[4]

As of the 2009–10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 194 students and 17.0 faculty members (on an FTE basis), resulting in a student–teacher ratio of 11.4:1.[2]

As of January 5, 2010, it has been announced that Wildwood Catholic High School would close down after the 2009–10 school year, however, after fundraising efforts, the school raised enough money to remain open. The school building was to be used for the new elementary school, Cape Trinity Catholic, which is a merger of St. Ann Region School, Star of the Sea Regional, and St. Raymonds, so the school will now be shared.[7]


The Wildwood Catholic High School Crusaders[3] compete in the National Division of the Cape-Atlantic League,[8] which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[9]

The boys soccer team won the 2006 South B state sectional championship with a 1-0 win over St. Rose High School in the tournament final.[10]

The boys soccer team won the 1998 Parochial B state title with a 2-1 win over Eastern Christian High School in a game played at The College of New Jersey, marking the program's first state championship.[11]

The boys cross country team was the state champion in 1998.[12] Micheal Delaney won the state individual championship that same year.[12]

The girls cross country won the state title in 2006.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Administration, Wildwood Catholic High School. Accessed July 26, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Data for Wildwood Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Wildwood Catholic High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Wildwood Catholic High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Catholic Schools Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ History of Wildwood Catholic. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  7. ^ Staff. "Wildwood Catholic High School to remain open", Catholic Star Herald, March 18, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Cape-Atlantic League. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  9. ^ League Memberships – 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ 2006 Boys Soccer Tournament - South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  11. ^ Narducci, Marc. "Wildwood Catholic Coach Says Cherokee Inspired His Team To Title", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 19, 1998. Accessed July 11, 2011. "After Gerry Macfarlane had thanked nearly everybody for Wildwood Catholic's first state Parochial B boys' soccer title, the veteran coach had one more bit of gratitude to express. Macfarlane, whose team beat Eastern Christian, 2-1, in Tuesday night's state final at the College of New Jersey, first thanked his players, their parents, his family and the fans from Cape May County who supported the team."
  12. ^ a b c Cross Country Group Championship Program-Website_0.pdf 2016 NJSIAA Group Cross Country Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Vanore, Jim. "Unanswered prayers, unanswered questions won't stop this journey", Cape May County Herald, May 19, 2008. Accessed May 27, 2008. "'Working in the family business as a kid, I knew I didn't want to do that for a living,' said Justin, a North Wildwood native, who was raised in a traditional Catholic family, and graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School."
  14. ^ Joe Maloy, United States Olympic Committee. Accessed August 10, 2016. "Birthplace: Somers Point, N.J.; Hometown: Wildwood Crest, N.J.; Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.; High School: Wildwood Catholic High School"

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