Morris Catholic High School

Morris Catholic High School is a coeducational college preparatory school, founded in 1957 as a regional high school of the Diocese of Paterson.
The student body is comprised of Catholic and non-Catholic students from 45 nearby communities of northwest New Jersey.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1957
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students422 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Morris Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(White or blue Oxford button down shirt, navy or khaki pants, appropriate sweater or vest, any of the approved uniform shoes and ties for the gentleman.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Amy Bauer
Admissions AssociateMrs. Faith Sanson


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Anime Club, Art Club, Beta Club, Blankets for Babies, Campus Media, Computer Club, Concert Band, Drama Club, Fencing, Forensics, French Club, German Club, Guitar Club, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, Literary Magazine, Magna Corda Honors Society, Math League, MC Singers, Mission Club, Mock Trial, Music Ministry, National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Performing Arts Club, Rebel, Spanish Club, Student Council Association, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Leading the Way
  • One of the goals of Morris Catholic is to teach each student how to recognize his or her own potential for leadership through academics, Catholic identity, service, athletics or the arts. Here are the pillars of leadership that distinguish Morris Catholic as the place where leadership comes to life:  
  • Catholic Identity
  • As a Catholic school with the Diocese of Paterson, Morris Catholic integrates the Catholic faith tradition into all all aspects of student life. As a Catholic school, we welcome those students who may not have been raised in the Catholic faith and at the same time, we strive to model and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it has been passed on through the Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. The Sisters of Christian Charity have taught at MCHS since its founding in 1957 and their convent was converted (in 2015) into Assumption College for Sisters. We are also staffed with two priests, our President and Chaplain.  Along with the entire faculty and staff, our President, Fr. Peter Clarke and Principal, Mr. Robert Loia, ensure that the school`s Catholic identity is strong and vibrant.  
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Teachers are the first direct models of leadership for students, and we seek to provide its students with the best. Morris Catholic employs a well-qualified team of nearly 50 devoted teachers and administrators, 70% of whom possess advanced degrees, staffs Morris Catholic. Visit the Faculty and Staff section of our website to get to know our teachers better. 
  • School Environment
  • The school`s environment is rich with tradition, spirituality, respect, and warmth. Visitors often comment on their feeling welcomed and comfortable in our school. This sense of welcome and acceptance, coupled with a healthy awareness of order, make MCHS an ideal placement for the college-prep high school student. 
  • Academic Excellence
  • Our graduates are accepted to and attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States.  These statistics clearly reflect not just the fine academic program at MCHS, but the high caliber of the hardworking students that contribute to the community. Please visit our Graduation Statistics Page to see the type of colleges and universities our students are being accepted into, as well as scholarship statistics. 
  • Beyond the Classroom
  • Morris Catholic has much available in terms of extra-curricular activities, which complement our well-defined, core academic program. Our Athletic Department offers sixteen varsity programs.  In addition to Athletics, Morris Catholic offers more than two dozen clubs covering interests in government, economics, art, photography, podcasting, sewing, guitar and leadership.  Morris Catholic sponsors a nationally-recognized performing arts program (Troupe 23) in which students have opportunities to participate in a Fall Drama, Spring Musical, and Summer Nationals. Visit the Athleticsand Arts sections of the website to see what our talented students are doing, and to connect with these departments. 
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The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,645 for elementary schools and $18,831 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).