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Union Catholic Regional High School

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Posted December 1, 2011

Excellent School. Awesome teachers, students, staff & principal. Even though I went there for 3 months I can say that it's an awesome school! There's no drama. Even though its all about money, my parents made an awesome choice to put me in UC! I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2010

We thought we had made the correct decision for our child's education. We were WRONG! After seeing our child become introverted and sad, we recently found out about the bullying and cyberbullying abuse that went on for 18 months. The administrators are clueless to the real issues here. We gave the school every opportunity to handle this professionally and sensitively. Their shocking response was beyond belief. Parents, always ask teachers from your child's current school for their honest and personal feelings about a school. Had we done this we would have avoided this school like the plague.
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Posted February 2, 2009

UC was the very best choice my child could have made four years ago. She was accepted at all of the other Catholic schools where she applied and decided on UC, even though she didn't know anyone there. She immediately made wonderful friendships; excelled in her honors and college level classes. She joined many clubs took on leadership roles. She has already been accepted at 4 of the 6 colleges she applied to and has been offered 4 merit scholarships. UC's laptop based program prepares all students for the future of their dreams. No matter what the current academic level of the student entering UC, the environment of the UC community will encourage the student to improve and excel to reach the future of their dream. The value of the education received at UC is greater than anywhere else.
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Posted December 21, 2008

I love everything about UC. The teachers, technology, the students, all the after school clubs and programs they have to offer. UC is a family. I feel like it truely is my come. As someone who never really enjoyed school in the past, I now look forward to getting up every morning and going to school. The teachers are so caring and helpful to each and every one of us. Its absolutly amazing. Also, as someone who came from a public school, its a very new experience for me. I didn't think i would love going to a private school as much as this. I would recommend Union Catholic to everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

I have a long history with UC and will tell you that it never loses sight of its mission to teach while building and enviroment of love and support within all in the comunity. It achieves high results without having the students suffer through excessive pressure. One additional comment an earlier review states that the focus is on sports....... I can't even begin to imagine that they are talking about the same school.
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Posted July 25, 2008

True this school has great academics, the right use of technology, and will prepare your child well for college but there are more important reason to send you child here. I want my children educated in a place that holds the same values we have in our home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

GREAT SCHOOL! great teachers, so very nice people, nice campus! 5 STARS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

What I like about UC is the strong focus on academics, a good balance between traditional methods and the use of technology, and the collegiate atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

Union Catholic is an excellent school that cares for each student and prepares them for their future ahead of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

The academics are sub-standard for the price. UC cares more about the sports teams then academics. Not many courses are offered. Save your money and your child, I took mine out very quickly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Great School I love it here from the teachers to the students to the environment.
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Posted September 13, 2005

Although the schools is vey expensive. I highly reccomend it. It prepares the child for the future and college very well.
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Posted July 29, 2005

What attracted us to UC were the many courses offered in each academic area - and the different levels of each course - its a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 52%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Black 17% 19%
Two or more races 11% 1%
Asian 6% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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1600 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 889-1600

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