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President's Welcome




Dear Friends of DePaul Catholic,

I am honored to be the President of DePaul Catholic.

For the past 46 years, I have worked at DePaul as a teacher, coach, department chair, Director of Admissions, and Vice Principal of Student Life. I continue to have the opportunity to meet, teach, coach and learn from over 8,000 students that I have come in contact with during my time at DePaul. All of them Spartans!

The Catholic community of DePaul has always welcomed new students and families who have made the commitment to live by the philosophy of Faith, Family and Friends. This philosophy, when followed, will always keep you on your path back home - home to the Father in Heaven.

I believe that the best days of DePaul Catholic are now and will continue into the future.

Spartans from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the past 20 years of the 2000s have made for a tough act to follow. Spartans of the past and present have built a great Catholic High School over the past 65 years.

Should you decide to join us, you will become part of that tough act to follow. A Spartan family of women and men (over 12,000 strong) who have traveled to Wayne, New Jersey from over 85 different towns and communities to join us - to become Spartans.

I hope that you consider making the journey to DePaul Catholic.

I invite you to read our e-newsletter, The Sentinel, stop by for an Open House, athletic contest, art show, or spring musical. Here you'll see kids growing up, guided by great teachers who have dedicated their professional lives to Catholic education.

I hope to have the honor of meeting new Spartans as we move through another successful school year.

Please feel free to contact me - introduce yourself, stay in touch, or plan a visit beginning in September.

Best and Be Well!

John Merritt '71

DePaul Catholic

Building the Future

The gift of a Spartan Education

The DePaul Catholic experience is marked by enduring traditions and fresh opportunity. Each year hundreds of alumni, parents, students, staff, and friends choose DePaul Catholic as their mission of choice.

We are proud to educate hundreds of young minds each year instilling the pillars of academics, faith, and community upon which their futures will be built -- and upon which they will build the future.

As you consider what DePaul Catholic means to you, there are many ways to guarantee that your fond memories and the 66 years of tradition that you love about DePaul are supported for years to come.

Contact Kali Wallace at or dial 973-694-3702 ext. 285 to see how you can help.