2018 Best Catholic High Schools in New JerseyAbout this List

The 2018 Best Catholic High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, Catholic school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Immaculate Heart Academy

    • Private School
    • Township of Washington, NJ
    • 9-12
    • 139
    12 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey

    High School Senior: Everyone at some point or another gets overwhelmed with school work and says they hate IHA. But at the end of the day most people wouldn't want to be anywhere else. We truly become a family at IHA, supporting each other no matter what, even if someone does not know another person well, they are always there for one another. Students, though competitive are very helpful to each other and most people want to see their peers succeed. IHA is constantly advancing, from a new art wing to 3D printers, IHA leaves no subject behind. IHA has an amazing sports program, there are most sports, even Ski Racing and Ice Hockey, however there is no Crew or Field Hockey. Many teams win county and state titles. The soccer team won the national title a few years ago. The swim team has a history of being very good, for the past few decades. There are many clubs to choose from at IHA, most of them are political or academic but there are a few fun clubs, and the political and academic clubs are pretty fun if it is something you are passionate about. If IHA does not have something that interests you, you will probably be able to start it.IHA requires each student to do community service, which I think helps ground students and make everyone more supporting and empathetic. Many, many students receive presidential service awards (100+ hours). There are also a few Christian related clubs, but you do not have to be Christian, they are really just about service. IHA is Catholic, however many students are other forms of Christianity, and some students are not Christian. Also, IHA requires that religion teachers either be a sister or have a college degree, which is something I didn't think about when coming to IHA, but many private schools don't require teachers to have college degrees, especially in religion; so you actually learn the proper Catholic beliefs, to be loving and kind to others, and to not judge so everyone is very accepting/inclusive, including just about all the teachers/admin.
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 700 Students
    • 10:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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