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Paramus Catholic High School

Private | 9-12 | 1520 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $490,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,520.

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Posted April 13, 2014

I had 2 children who graduated and got into great colleges.. I also have 1 still in P.C. and doing wonderfully.. I couldnt ask for a better school for my children.. I am very pleased with the staff, and principal.. never had a problem speaking with anyone if I needed to . .P.C. teaches and encourages the spiritual and moral values of what I feel is important ..I thank the staff and principal for all their hard work ..
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 30, 2014

Not ideal for students who are serious about school. The president of the school only cares about the football team and how to save money. Football players get out of trouble easier than other kids. Few good teachers but the rest are awful. Budget is mainly focused on unnecessary athletic things rather than education or proper and healthy foods. School rules are unfair and the faculty members fail to catch troublemakers even though there are hundreds of cameras in the building. This is not an ideal place for students who are serious about education. The school favors athletes over everybody else. It feels more like a public school than a catholic school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 10, 2013

Good academics, great school spirit, diverse student body. My child is enjoying her time at PC. Wishing the administration would communicate more; but, otherwise the school is great!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 18, 2013

I have two boys at the school and both really seem to like it. For the most part the teachers are good. Would like more communication with parents but otherwise we are very happy,
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2012

Fantastic school. Great Academics, Religion, Atletics and clubs. No cliques, No attitudes, and No problems for my kid, she LOVES it!.
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Posted August 15, 2012

This school is the best my daughter will be a senior this September and can't say enough good things about this school she takes some honor courses and one AP course and if she ever falls behind her teachers are all willing to stay and give her extra help she really enjoys school and I feel she is prepared to go on to college. Thanks PC for making her high school years so enjoyable.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 18, 2010

The teachers are excellent. They are available for extra help and communicate well with parents. Many classes are offered; if you child is a high achiever there are AP classes and Project Acceleration classes, where students can earn college credit. If your child needs help, there are additional class periods for English and study skills.The teachers really care about the students. Also, my daughter told me there really are no cliques. Students are friendly to each other. There is no "snob appeal" here as exists in other schools in this area. My son and daughter did very well, even though they have different abilities. I am very happy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 18, 2009

I was just accepted to Paramus Catholic most my friends that go thier say that is the best so ever, and i think so too. When I went there for student for a day, i saw how Paramus catholic offers great opportunities than other schools, and can't wait to go there next year.

Posted January 15, 2009

As an Alumni ('84) and parent of a recent graduate('08), I can speak for PC. It is large, but class sizes are not..Teachers care! They are always avail for help!..the school is state of the art!.. There is something there for everyone! You make it your own experience.. I loved PC as an All-girls school in the 80's and even more with all the opportunities it provides now..I see the changes and the vision of the school..Being part of the Paladin Family is an honor! I have 2 more children and with the grace of God they will also graduate from PC!
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Posted December 24, 2008

I am currently a sophomore at PC, and I disagree with the comment about the teachers. I believe they are outstanding. I am learning so much, compared to my friends who go to other schools. Go Paladins!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 23, 2008

I don't think this school is too good. I seen the children never get caught when they cause trouble, and in my opinion, the teachers are not very efficient. The activities are great and all, and everyone is welcoming, but I seen better schools.
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Posted June 18, 2008

I am currently attending PC and cannot wait until sophomore year. Last year, being my first year at PC, was absolutely wonderful! They have a welcoming staff, friendly teachers, a Catholic curriculum, and take all problems seriously. We learn much and have fun at the same time. I am still amazed at how many different sports & club activities they have to offer. PC '11
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 26, 2008

I am currently a student at Paramus Catholic, and I could not be more happy at a school. I live in a wealthy Bergen County town with a highly-rated high school, but I chose to go to PC because of the opportunities it offers. I was accepted to Don Bosco with a sizable scholarship and to St. Peter's Prep, but PC fit my personal needs. St. Peter's is an excellent school, but the campus is highly urban and difficult to reach from my area. I felt that Don Bosco offered the usual Bergen County boys school mentality of offering mediocre academics with too much emphasis on their sports programs (commonly known as 'joke schools'). Paramus Catholic offers an excellent education for a motivated student, a reasonable tuition, a great campus, excellent teachers, and an overall excellent experience. I could not be happier. Go
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 21, 2007

Overall a very good school. My second stepdaughter is currently a freshman and has already become immersed in fall sports and clubs to the point where I can hardly believe she coordinates her time. Having had another student enrolled here this only enforces my belief that given the right tools and environment, students can and will achieve a quality secondary education and will be well prepared for college and beyond.
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Posted June 21, 2007

This school is of average quality. It is much better than some of the areas inner-city schools, but as a 'Catholic' school i dont think it matches up. Kids used to get away with a lot when i was there. Many teachers are great though!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 4, 2007

Maybe nationally this school is passable but for the area it just doesn't stack up to Bergen Catholic, Don Bosco, or even St. Joe's. Not so academically or athletically.
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Posted November 18, 2006

my daughter is currently attending Paramus Catholic and i must say, this school has done so many wonderful things for her. not only has she grown academically but spirtually also. what i love the most is PC has many wonderful activities for my daughter that she could gain knowledge from to use in the real world. another great thing is the large athletic program and the very impressive facilities! but what impressed me the most is to see my daughter actually enjoy going to school everyday. the religous program at PC is truly a remarkable thing to see also. i can see the students of PC with better attitudes then some children i see in other schools. this gives me the comfort of knowing that my daughter is in the perfect place to prepare her for her future. as my daughter would describe it, 'PC Rocks!'
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Posted April 3, 2006

I am very pleased with the quality education my child is receiving from PC. The school is dedicated to providing students with the most state of the art facilities and resources
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Posted March 30, 2006

In my opinion, the school is becoming so money hungry that they will let any child in as long as you will pay the tuition. It used to be a solid school for academics, now it's just a matter of how fat your wallet is. It has just lost all of it's good repoir with many parents.
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Posted November 10, 2005

Great education for the dollar. Couldn't use Clifton H.S.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 51%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Two or more races 11% 1%
Black 10% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Joseph P. Agostino
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  • Roman catholic
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425 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
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