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1512 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

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(973) 694-3702
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March 08, 2014
I am a student of De Paul Catholic and I thought that he school would be the best experience I've ever had in high school. Fortunately that was the case! It is such an awesome classes. The teachers are so respectful and fair. The only problem I have with the school is the price of the school lunch. If you are trying to decide if you want to send your children there you should, it is a great experience and worth the money.

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November 12, 2013
These reviews are WRONG. We are all a family, and yes there are cliques as within ANY high school, but at the end of the day, coming together to be a part of the PIT for sports, or raising money for a family whose mother or father has been diagnosed with cancer, THOSE are the things that make DP great. As with any school, there are good and bad teachers. The new president is really looking to give DePaul a more prestigious name. Everything about this school is great and if someone tells you that they or their child didn't like it, then they didn't take advantage of it. No one liked going outside to go to class in the middle of winter, and the space wasn't necessary. And as for the food company- the food was gross. They got rid of it due to student complaints and bought their own food and rehired the same staff that the company had working there, paying them out of pocket. And they didn't close down one cafeteria to save money, they did it because the new schedule made it so that all of the students could fit in one cafeteria (the original split of cafeterias was because they couldn't all fit) so whoever wrote that is ignorant and should check their facts.

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2013
DePaul isn't that special. Realistically, it's a waste of money unless you have to get your child out of a violent school setting. Many teachers aren't even certified, then there are those who are certified but not in the field in which they are teaching (ask about those PE teachers, for example). Teachers do not attend annual teaching update classes and are decades behind public school teachers. The administration is mainly interested in how many kids they can get to keep their doors open (and a paycheck in their mailbox). The exception to that statement: Sister Jeanne. Their numbers continue to fall for many reasons, some of which I mentioned here. They've been cutting staff like never before, they closed one cafeteria, got rid of those ugly, rented trailer classrooms (to save rent) and got rid of the food service company to save money. Of course, the administration continues to get their wonderful salaries, at the expense of the teachers and students. Disgusting, immoral, and unethical. Go elsewhere.

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February 06, 2012
Sent my two children to DePaul... and very glad I did. There are issues at ALL high schools, but when all is said and done... you will be glad...Very happy with most teachers, happy that values and morals are also taught..My children might of had mixed emotions about the school at age 16 and 17, but now at 22 and 24,,,I was so nice to hear them say,, thanks mom it was the best choice !!!.

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September 08, 2011
DePaul has a mentality that students who do not fit in with the majority of other students are flawed in some way, and so the administration should take it upon themselves to correct the problem. In fact, they send several students to counseling every year for this reason. Unfortunately, this often does more harm than good, as not fitting in with high school students is often a sign of virtue opposed to a problem. A basic understanding of ethics and human history makes it clear that you should not stifle diversity. Good thing MLK, Ghandi, Jesus, and John Lennon did not attend a school with DePaul s mentality.

- submitted by a community member

July 13, 2011
I you are not Vincentian or a strong athlete, please do not spend your money. These are the only students the school promotes.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2009
The school is great for makign friends and to prep you for college. But the teachers are horrible and do not know how to teach. do not apply here (unless you need friends)

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September 09, 2009
Check the dress code and the lack of it being enforced. It is very small example to the problems. Happy with some teachers and not with others- find that at all schools. How many graduates went to top level schools? I don't knw?

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 15, 2008
DP can be fantastic or lousy due to a number of reasons- parental guidance,student work ethic, and the keeping of the quality staff. Those who work WITH the school gain great benefits. Those who don't, waste their money. Also, athletics are very important but don't come before academics. That is not the case at many other schools!

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2008
The school advertises a great sentiment of family and unity. Most students and faculty know each other by first name. DePaul is gorged with the typical rallies, celebrations, and Catholic ceremonies. Suffice it to say, the school exerts a chauvinistic need for students to fuse with the crowd and zealously follow it's creed. As a result, individuality and self-expression are parlous detained. I am not condescending the school on it's dress code or presentation policies. I am disappointed more so with the low tier arts program, overscrupulous faculty, and the subconscious mental tax of fitting in . I wish I had more space so I could give a full account, but to put mildly: DePaul is not a cure for apathy, case closed.

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2008
DePaul is a place where everyone can make friends. Everyone can find something to do here; it doesn't matter who you are you will be accepted by someone. They make freshman very welcome and all the teachers are both challenging and kind. They obviously want you to do your best. The only things I could say about DePaul that aren't excellent is that the laptops are expensive and responsibility is a must to have them and take care of them. Also being a well-rounded student is something that a student will develop at DePaul or come with at the start of Freshman year. DePaul is the place to be for anyone who wants the complete high school experience including fun, friends, and friday night football games along with the studies that will get you the farthest you can go in life.

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no rating
September 23, 2008
Ms. Brewer is a terrific teacher. She puts her heat and soul into her classes. I am so happy my son has her for English.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2008
I love high school, and i am sure it is of DPCHS. They work hard to make a great, guided learning experience. Its not like other high schools who throw you to the lions.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2008
depaul catholic is a joke...I cannot belive how they treat my child...I agree that they stick together as a family but if you are not in vincention classes or honor classes its basicly a party school with tons of parting and no learning.

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January 24, 2008
My son will be graduating DePaul this year. We are so happy to have been a part of DPCHS. It was for sure the right choice. DePaul is truly the place to be! The staff is wonderful and the students are so nice. Thank you DePaul for such a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2008
As a parent of a student who has had a great experience as a member of the 'DePaul family' however, I believe that DePaul is an exceptional school with exceptionally caring and competent staff and administration. A private Catholic education is not for everyone. But if that is what you seek, you will not find a better place to send your son or daughter.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2007
I have had two children attend DePaul Catholic High School over a period of 10 years. The school has changed a great deal over time and not for the better. I am very disappointed with the current administration and while I was at one time very active in the school and very proud that my daughter attended DePaul, now I can't wait for the younger child to graduate.

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October 10, 2007
I graduated from De Paul after many years of public schooling, and found that it is a Great Literature and academic school only. There are limited Extra and No vocational classes which is very disappointing. The Guidance counselors were great, but some of the teachers needed to be looked at. This is a Great Prep School for college bound students only.

- submitted by a student

September 14, 2007
I am currently a student at De Paul catholic highschool and in my opinion it is not worth the amount of money they charge for enrollment. The administration cares more about thier name and reputation then they care about the kids. With the exception of Sullivan, Ferrito, Brother Robert, and Henry, the teachers dont't know how to teach.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2007
I just graduated from DePaul a month ago and I did not like it at all. There were so many rules that you had to follow and all of the teachers and the faculty had attitudes. The education was not good as I thought it would have been. I would have been better off in a public school. DePaul Catholic only cared about their name not the students.

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2007
My daughter just finished her first year at DePaul Catholic and overall we were very pleased. The quality of education is far superior to the public school alternatives. We were very happy with most of the faculty and found them to be excellent teachers who really care about their students. There are a hand full of teachers who really shouldn't be teaching. We are happy with the Stand Tall Program (Voluntary drug testing) and the overall discipline polices. Our daughter was very happy with the extra curricular activities and has made a lot of new friends.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2007
I graduated from DePaul last year; I thought the school mediocre and the teachers uninspired, with the notable exceptions of Sullivan, Stimola, Livingstone, Trinidad, and DiGeronimo. This year, only two of those great teachers remain. (I was a Vincentian, so my classes were theoretically with the best faculty.) There is a sense of community at DePaul, but it does not compensate for the inferiority of the academics. The suspension policies and disciplinary measures are also arbitrary; there is little sense of proportion.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2007
Miss Sullivan is a great teacher but really tough. Demands above and beyond of her students. Hard to fit in if you are not in a club. They need a band and more dress down days and fri. night school activities such as dances for the kids to socialize.

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February 03, 2007
The faculty at DePaul is highly dedicated to the best education possible, even though they only receive 1/2 the salary of public school teachers.They are amazing, and you can trust your child's education to their professionalism.

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January 20, 2007
This is my son's 2nd year. He had a tough 1st year mostly because of adjusting to high school life. He found out that he had to join a sport or school activity to 'belong.' He is doing well and is making lots of friends. My husband & I like DePaul because of their voluntary Stand Tall (random drug testing program including staff). I also like their 3 levels of 'learning'; regular, honors and Vincentian (very smart kids only). The teachers nominate them based on their capability. With this said, I am not sure if I should send my daughter to DePaul this September. Although my son is doing well at DePaul, he really doesn't like it because of the quality of teaching. He feels that the school/teachers have to find ways to make dull classes more interesting. I rate the school based on how my son's grades.

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October 16, 2006
This school from a parent perspective and students is quite different. Often parents love the school, due to the facade it puts on people, but it is not a great school for the money. I graduated 2 years ago and was apart of athletics all three seasons, which are average at best compared to other schools in the region. The teachers are quite possibly the worst faculty around, besides a few caring ones.

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2006
DePaul High School, is a friendly and well structured, private high school in Wayne, NJ. I believe is would be an excellent choice for young Christian students.

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September 28, 2005
DePaul high school is an excellent place to send your loved ones. The administration is top notch, the academics are second to one, and the faculty are excellent. They are continuing to improve via more technology, and have undergone a huge facility upgrade. If you can afford it, it really is the place to be.

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2005
I graduated from DePaul 6 years ago, and I regret having gone there. The teachers, except a few, don't teach with discipline,passion, or advanced curriculum. Friends from public schools and other private schools were taught to pay close attention to facts and details. Academics are not enforced the way that they should be- kids should know that in order to get into a good college, you need to care about school rather than petty social distractions. Also, the guidance counselors offer no true guidance; they are not supportive or aggressive with students. It is very hard to get into a good college coming out of DePaul and barely anyone is able to get into an Ivy League. Students are admitted into mediocre schools, and they are not taught that the college that you attend determines much in your post-collegiate years. I would never send my child to DePaul.

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2004
DePaul has taught my sons character, humility, security in family ties, and a wonderful educational field. Excellent teachers,Stand up Tall anti drug program which is the best...no drugs at DePaul. Clean beautiful atmosphere, clean beautiful children, happy. Happy to go there every day so early. Thats a school we all want. I am so grateful to have it.

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no rating
July 23, 2004
DePaul is not only a highschool but a second family to some of the students. I know my husband and I made the right choice to send both our children there. Our son just graduated and our daughter has 2 more years. Theres more to school than just the academics. DePaul offers it all and no matter what the tuition you get your every penny worth. Thanks to all the teachers and administrator for giving our children the experience to be at what they want to do.

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no rating
May 05, 2004
This is my sons second year at De Paul and I'm glad we chose to send him there. I'm looking forward to sending my daughter in 2 yrs. De Paul is very family oriented. The principal and teachers are all great! De Paul is #1 ovrall!

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February 23, 2004
my first child went to a public school....the 2nd went to de paul......there is a world of difference.....and the 2nd one got a 9,000 dollar scholarship at a catholic college...the principal is very devoted

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February 23, 2004
I graduated froom De Paul 10 years ago. College seemed easy because of the education I received at De Paul. While others were struggling through many of the classes, I would sit back because I had learned much of the information already at De Paul. Excellent course selection that will prepare students for college and after.

- submitted by a student

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De Paul Catholic High School
1512 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ  07470
(973) 694-3702
Last modified De Paul Catholic High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
De Paul Catholic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top