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Red Bank Catholic High School

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Type  Private, Coeducational
Established  1927
Principal  Robert Abetamarco
Founded  1927
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
Director  Mark DeVoe
Phone  +1 732-747-1774
Colors  Green, Forest Green, Gold
Red Bank Catholic High School

Motto  Pro Deo et Patria (for God and country)
Address  112 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701, USA
School district  Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton
Similar  Christian Brothers Academy, Saint John Vianney High Sch, Red Bank Regional High Sch, Rumson Haven High Sch, Middletown High School S

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Red Bank Catholic High School is a four-year private coeducational Roman Catholic high school, located in Red Bank in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, operating under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1934.


As of the 2013–14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 976 students and 78.6 classroom teachers for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4. The Class of 2010 includes students from 67 different communities and 71 schools. Red Bank Catholic High School has 88 full and part-time teachers, nine administrators, six Guidance Counselors, a Campus Minister (Charles Gates) and Chaplain. 40% of the school's faculty hold advanced degrees. The principal is Robert Abetamarco.

Red Bank Catholic High School's colors are Forest Green and Gold.


RBC can trace its history back to 1867 where the pastor of neighboring St. James church founded a school in the basement of the church. The high school as it is known today was established in 1927.

Origin of school nickname

The school has adopted the name of Casey's from Monsignor Joseph T. Casey, a retired Rear admiral in the United States Navy, who began his career as a curate at St. James Parish in Red Bank. After retiring from the Navy in 1946 he returned to his first and only parish. He was a firm believer in the involvement of youth in the community and wanted to make sure that kids had organized programs to foster learning and fitness. Because of this firm belief, he immediately used part of his Naval pension to hire a full coaching staff for teams at the high school, buy uniforms and equipment and even organized the school band and orchestra.


Red Bank Catholic offers numerous sports for every season of the year.

Red Bank Catholic High School competes in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).

The football team won the Non-Public A South state sectional championships in 1976. The football team won the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III sectional championship by a score of 45–20 over Delbarton School on December 7, 2014, in a game played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

The 2001 girls basketball team won the Group A state championship with a 56–39 win over Paramus Catholic High School. The girls basketball won the South A state sectional championship in 2007 with a 60–53 win against Camden Catholic High School in the tournament final. The 2007 team moved on to win the Group A state championship with a 43–40 win against Morris Catholic High School.

The 2002 men's ice hockey team won the Southern A Conference Championship with a 7–5 over Middletown High School South.

The 2013–14 men's varsity ice hockey team won the inaugural Shore Conference Tournament Championship with a 6–2 win against Howell High School at Middletown Ice World, marking the first time that the Shore Conference played to a single champion.

Building projects

Construction on a new athletic facility is nearing completion on the RBC campus. This state-of-the-art building takes the place of the recently demolished Sternweiss building that was knocked down in the summer of 2008. The construction of this building is the main focus of their "Imagine RBC 2010" plan, with the other construction being the renovation of a number of classrooms and important areas around the school. This building will be mainly a Student Center with numerous facilities for education, sports, and fitness.

The new 31,000 square feet (2,900 m2) student center now houses a 2,200-square-foot (200 m2) fitness center, two classrooms, locker rooms and proper storage space which will house the Alumni Hall of Fame and trophies and includes infrastructure upgrades such as a new heating system for the entire plant that was completed in September 2007 and is expected to result in significant savings in heating costs. This project was estimated to cost around $12 million which will be funded through the school's Capital Campaign, and was estimated to finish sometime in 2010.

The school is renovating the existing building by completely updating three classrooms, while making numerous additions to others and adding a technology center to their library, complete with 28 new computers and Ceiling mounted projector with two flat screen LCD monitors. These upgrades along with the creation of a writing lab which is staffed during every lunch period will help increase student productivity and foster new student learning and creativity.

There will also be numerous renovations to the Broad Street Auditorium. This renovation was initiated by the class of the 1950s. The Classes of the 50s launched an initiative to refurbish the auditorium with a celebration called "Moments to Remember." The event preceded a series of fund raising efforts orchestrated by the PTA that funded the renovation. These mostly aesthetic renovations included new stage curtains, new ceiling and ceiling fans, new lighting fixtures and refinishing the original flooring.

Along with these already present renovations and those being constructed, RBC will be continuing to renovate every classroom and learning area in the school.

Notable alumni

  • Antonella Barba (born 1986), contestant on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Virginia Bauer (born 1956), advocate for families of the victims of the September 11 terror attacks who is a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • Donald Brown (born 1987), running back for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Chris Candido (1972–2005; class of 1990), professional wrestler.
  • Danielle Colaprico (born 1992), midfielder for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League.
  • Al Golden (born 1969), head football coach at the University of Miami who was offensive coordinator at Red Bank Catholic in 1993.
  • Emerson Hart (born 1969), songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and producer who is the lead singer and songwriter of the alternative rock band Tonic.
  • Ryan Kalish (born 1988), outfielder for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Sean T. Kean (born 1963), member of the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where he represents the 30th Legislative District.
  • Pat Kennedy, former men's basketball coach at Towson University.
  • Michelle Leonardo (born 1990; class of 2008), Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2008, Miss New Jersey USA 2012, Top 10 at Miss USA 2012.
  • Charles J. O'Byrne (born 1959; class of 1977), Secretary to the Governor of New York David Paterson.
  • References

    Red Bank Catholic High School Wikipedia