Our past informs our present and drives our future. Essex Catholic High School has a proud, rich history defined by strong academics and top-rated athletic programs. From 1957 to 1980 in Newark and 1981-2003 in East Orange, the school’s hallowed halls touched the lives of thousands of students and left an indelible mark. Dubbed “the poor man’s prep,” this regional private Catholic high school drew in students from surrounding communities, creating lifetime friendships and fellowship. The Essex Catholic High School Foundation carries on the legacy of our beloved school with a mission of raising up our community through events and charitable giving. Through our work, the Essex Catholic Eagles continue to soar! Through this website, alumni and the greater Essex Catholic family can participate in Foundation events, take advantage of our scholarship program, contact alumni through our Team Captains, view historic photos and learn about the school’s history, and so much more.

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