Paramus Catholic High School building
Paramus Catholic's Distinctive Qualities
We are one of the few private, co-educational schools in the area. Many find that learning and personal skills can be enhanced by positive, healthy interaction between girls and boys, as well as by students’ experiences with both male and female faculty. This can lead to a greater sense of belonging among students, which can decrease the chance of some feeling “left out” or “not fitting in”.

Paramus Catholic provides a structured and secure environment that is conducive to learning, personal maturation, and respect for individual differences. Our positive discipline system clearly informs students of the expectations which we have for them, yet invites them to become a part of the school through pride and positive involvement.

Paramus Catholic is large enough to offer a comprehensive program of course offerings and activities, yet we are still focused on responding to the individual needs of students. These are challenging times for Catholic schools.

The depth of Individual Needs Met:
How New Jersey’s largest private school remains focused on individual attention

Because of its size, PC can:
  • sustain a large variety of extracurricular activities
  • maintain cost-effective operations and a history of small tuition increases
  • offer an impressive variety of 141 courses, including 29 Honors and 21 AP
  • be more and more inclusive, as there is a place for every student to connect with faculty and friend
School Profile
Location: 425 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Telephone: 201-445-4466

Fax: 201-445-6440


Type: Catholic, Co-educational, College Preparatory High School of the Archdiocese of Newark

Grades: 9-12

  • Largest private Catholic co-educational school in New Jersey
  • In top 1% of Catholic schools nationally
  • Recent classes have averaged 1600 applicants per year
Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Fully Re-accredited in 2019

Affiliations: National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) The Big North Conference

  • 27 scenic acres surrounded on 3 sides by woods and a pond
  • 1500-seat Football Stadium with artificial turf 
  • 4 Tennis Courts, Metric Track
  • Softball, Baseball, Soccer, and practice fields (all irrigated)
  • 3,000 sq. foot Music Conservatory and Amphitheater with seating for 150
  • Newly renovated Student Center 
  • 2 cafeterias 
  • 900-seat Gymnasium
  • Air conditioned 2200 sq. ft. weight training/conditioning facility with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Guidance/Student Support service complex
  • 22,000 sq. ft. air bubble over tennis courts for winter activities
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor amphitheater
Calendar: Full school year including approximately 175 full days of instruction

Mascot: “Paladin,” one of Charlemagne’s twelve peers. The meaning has been expanded to a knight of distinctive virtue. This icon represents hope and inspires courage, a person of outstanding qualities who pursued ideals, corrected social injustices, and remained firm in ­loyalty to faith and country.

Social: @ParamusCathHS


A Paladin is a Champion