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1040 Oradell Ave
Oradell, NJ 07649

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June 25, 2014
Bergen Catholic provides its students with a top notch educational experience that will thoroughly prepare them for college & life. BC excels at college placement and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2013
This is my third year at this school. What really bothers me about this school is the administration and teachers. This is a school that cares more about the dress code than the students and their education. I have had the same teacher for a subject for 2 years and i tried to transfer out because him/her does not get along nor does him/her know how to treat/teach the students. The administration told me i cannot change teachers however other students were able to change out of other classes. I am not the only one; other students have tried to change however the school has done NOTHING. Our parents pay good money for this school; we should have a voice and it should be heard. If there was a petition against this teacher at least 100+ students would sign. Now God forbid that you didn't shave, don't have the right shoes or have a sweatshirt, etc it will result in detention. There is someone in particular who loves to roam the halls looking to give out detentions. They will roam the halls, the cafeteria and classrooms. Its the dress code above all in Bergen. Plus its overcrowded. The school is starting to put money over quality and the students. I'm glad to be leaving soon. Good luck

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2013
So basically this is a school that I don't fit in. I transferred from a Christian high school. The first thing that is really disturbing is the language they use in this school. Adjectives such as filthy, dirty, disgusting are understatement of what you can hear all around the hall way. Most students here are not as good as how they're described. There are not many very nice guys. OK now we talk a little bit about the teachers. Teachers are available after school for extra help. Teachers are enthusiastic on their job in general. However, some teachers are kind of apathetic about answering students' question and some others even make fun on some particular students (at least their behaviors make me think so). Having a good teacher is like winning a lottery. And then I want to talk about the intensity of their curricula. The Christian school that I used to attend was very strong at English so their English CP are pretty easy for me. Don't forget this is an all-boy school and over 800 students, which means the hallway is EXTREMELY CROWDED between classes. The 3-minute break between classes worsens this situation. Be prepared to be pushed back and forth when changing classroom.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2013
Bergen Catholic is one of the finest high schools in the state.They teach quality education, great lay teachers, Brothers etc. This school prides itself on God, Academics and everytrhing else. Many of the students who come are not Cathloic because they teach respect for everyone. Their results speak for themselves. My son got a great education, went on to Middlebury , Harvard Med and s a wonderful huiman being today because of the outstanding foundation he received at BCHS. The best investment a parent can make in the Bergen area is to send your son to Bergen Catholic, nothing compares.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2012
if you want a well-rounded child. Look elsewhere...there are better respectful Catholic schools in Bergen County out there.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2012
My son was in public school system all his life before going to Bergen Catholic. Our public schools are one of the top in the county, yet I never felt completely satisfied with the schools. I felt that something was always missing. It wasn't a easy decision to get him to go to a different school at 14, leaving all his friends. But boy, it's the best decision I ever made for him and I'm thankful everyday. The school and teachers care about students and for the first time in his life, my son talks about how much he likes his teachers. His attitude towards school has totally changed. The great sports program enables him to develop a good work ethic and a strong bond with his friends. The use of technology is great and the school is very supportive of what students need. Academically, the honors classes are relatively strong and the regular classes are just okay. Not much complaining there, because I value the overall environment more than the academic aspects. Students are respectful of others yet confident about themselves. I think this is a great environment to raise boys in and I can't say enough about how much my son has flourished in this school.

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October 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2008
I love it here. The teachers are great and are there for you when you need that extra push. The literally has a 99% average of students going to college. The school's guidance counselors really take their time individually to get you where you want to go. Bergen Catholic on your resume is a big bonus. With Alumni from all over in all different professions there are many connections. They even offer a mentor program where alumnus take students under their wing. The Athletics program is top notch with amazing football and wrestling teams. The religious basis of the school is the foundation to many of the school activities but welcomes people from all different religions. Student brotherhood is very prominent and I always feel like I have people to help me. So far everything about the school is great from the academics, athletics, and just the people you

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2008
This school is an excellent school. Period. I live in Hudson County and unfortunately we don't have a good school system, aside from High Tech, if you can get in. BC is expensive but worth every penny. The technology is outstanding, the teachers are great and most of all they really do prepare your child for college. The sports program is awesome, and there is politics surrounding sports, but I think you find that anywhere. Also aside that I think BC should get a better soccer headcoach, it's better than most. Having BC on a college application is a plus.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
This school was a terrible experience for me. The students are cocky and do not have one bit of respect for anyone outside of the school. The college prep courses are a total waste of time but the honors courses are more on track. Unless you receive a full scholarship to this school, you should not attend.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 30, 2007
Great school and great people

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2007
I think that my son received a wonderful experience at Bergen. I'm grateful for all the support and the wonderful teachers at the school. Mr. Tabano is the best....

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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August 23, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
July 21, 2007
Excellent school. Best four years of my life. Excellent college placement, which is the main point of a high school, in my opinion.

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2007
Bergen Catholic, offers the top notch education needed for the real world. It is a #1 private school in all of Bergen County. It offers oustanding academics, excellent discipline, and the perfect learning atmosphere. Students use technology and prepare for college and beyond. The tuition for the school is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
Top-notch education but a little pricey. In the long run however, it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
#1 School for Academics and Athletics in the County. Thanks for everything.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Top notch school, avid involvement from parents and alumni as well as surrounding community. A diploma from Bergen is a major plus on any college application.

- submitted by a former student
May 26, 2006
Bergen Catholic is where my son has spent the best four years of his life. He has had so many wonderful experiences, and has forged lifelong friendships. He praises Bergen with phrases like 'I love it here' and It was the best experience of my life

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2005
Good school for talented boys, not for kids who need a lot a support. Excellent technology, great athletics, good college admissions.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 21, 2005
I think this school is a total waste of money. I have sent my son there for 4 years and unless you are an athlete its useless. The one thing I will say is that it builds good kids and good character but when it comes to aid for college the school is useless and my son has a 3.98 gpa and is in the natl honor society. Now I am struggling to find the money for college. also, if you think they dont 'recruit' you are mistaken.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2004
Wonderful school. Brothers and teachers are concerned about student achievement. Curriculum is traditional but keeps abreast of innovations. Students are forced to use computer skills and internet to submit homework. Writing and critical thinking are emphasized throughout. Rules are clear cut and enforced. The students who go there are polite and respectful. In religion, they often discuss current issues such as dating violence. I think these are important values to instill in young men, especially today. I am extremely happy with my child's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2004
I love this school. I went to Dwight Englewood for my middle school career, was disappointed in their lack of specialized curriculum for kids with special interests, and I found it here at BC. I loved it so much.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2004
My son attended BC and graduated in 2001. He is now in the process of applying to medical schools. He graduates from a major university in 2005 with honors. I feel that he got an excellent education with BC because of the dedication of the entire staff. Some of his 'mentors' still keep in touch with him and are still guiding him in his endeavors. BC also takes care of the parents' needs. You are involved in every aspect of your son's education and may I suggest that you involve yourself in the activities that BC has to offer. Your experience will be wonderful and fulfilling for years to come. You will be glad you made this choice.

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July 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2004
This is a great school that truly helps the students to reach for higher goals. Anyone who is looking at a private school should look here the price is worth it.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2003
Strong emphasis on moral and spiritual integrity. Lots of teacher involvement. Positive attitude. I would like to see more emphasis on extracurricular activities other than the much touted (deservedly) athletic program.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
We have never been happier with our son attending BC. The faculty, Brothers, and parents are wonderful. It has been an honor to be part of this school community.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
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Bergen Catholic High School
1040 Oradell Ave, Oradell, NJ  07649
(201) 261-1844
Last modified Bergen Catholic High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Bergen Catholic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top