Individual Learning Programs/Project Acceleration

Individual learning programs help students prepare for rigorous college programs, and Catholic school scholarships ensure accessibility to students from all financial backgrounds. A full 99% of our graduates go on to attend college, and guidance is provided in all grades to ensure that each student grows academically, spiritually, and socially throughout the four-year program. The Paramus Catholic High School honor roll celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding students and showcases their performance.


Aquinas Scholars Program

The Aquinas Scholars program at Paramus Catholic High School is designed for academically gifted students and is by invitation only. This program involves an intensive set of classes along with a special interdisciplinary seminar during the senior year of high school. All high school courses in the Aquinas Scholars program are Honors or AP classes except one subject. The program meets or exceeds all requirements for a high school diploma in the state and provides additional academic experiences that prepare students for a wide range of university programs.

Paramus Catholic High School bases invitation decisions for the Aquinas Scholars program on a student's academic performance during the 7th and 8th-grade years. The admissions committee for the program also considers a student's performance on the Archdiocesan admissions exam and Paramus Catholic’s scholarship exam.


Project Acceleration Program


The Project Acceleration program at Paramus Catholic High School allows academically motivated students to start their college careers while still in high school. This program is offered in conjunction with Seton Hall University's Project Acceleration program. Students in the program can earn up to 22 college credits from Seton Hall before graduation, which are then transferable to a selection of other accredited universities across the country. Taking Project Acceleration courses can be done concurrently with participation in the Aquinas Scholars program, and students not in that program who have excellent grades in supporting courses can also opt to take these accelerated courses for college credit.

Courses currently approved for the Project Acceleration program include:


  • Peer Ministry
  • Social Justice
  • Church History
  • AP English Language
  • Ap English Literature
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP European History
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • Spanish IV Honors
  • AP French language
  • AP Italian Language
  • AP Physics I
  • Ap Physics II
  • AP Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Honors
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Art Studio


Catholic School Scholarships For Individualized Learning

Paramus Catholic High School provides scholarships for students in our individual learning programs. Students enrolled in the Aquinas Scholars program each receive an academic scholarship that is renewed each year as long as the student remains in the program. 


Students who are not in the Aquinas Scholars program but who are participating in Project Acceleration courses with Seton Hall may qualify for financial aid based on need. Financial aid for attending Paramus Catholic High School may also be available through the Tri-County Scholarship Fund and the Archdiocesan-sponsored Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children. The school also offers grants and discounts for children of alumni, siblings of current students, and children of Catholic elementary school teachers.


Admission to Paramus Catholic High School for 9th grade is based on information provided in the application, co-op (HSPT) exam scores, elementary school transcripts, and an interview with an academic counselor at the school.


Contact Us To Learn More About Our Catholic School Programs

Visit our open house to learn more about Paramus Catholic High School and our learning programs, or contact us at 201-445-4466 to find out which Catholic school scholarships and financial aid options are available for your student.