Oratory Preparatory School

News and Announcements

Christopher Rose '17 Named National Merit Finalist

Oratory Prep is proud to announce that Senior Christopher Rose has been named a Finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. It started with a test in the fall of 2015. Now, Chris Rose, a senior at Oratory Preparatory School, has advanced to the finalist level of the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Program, or NMSP is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Each year, approximately 1.5 million students take a qualifying test early in their junior year. Through a continued testing process, that number is eventually narrowed down to 15,000 finalists. As a finalist, Rose is eligible to win a National Merit Scholarship, which will be announced between April and July.
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Delayed Opening on 2/13

Due to anticipated difficult early morning driving conditions, on Monday, February 13, Oratory Prep will be on a two hour Delayed Opening. All buses and shuttles will run on a two hour delayed schedule. Please drive carefully.
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No School Thurs. Feb 9th

Due to the impending winter storm, Oratory Prep will be closed on Thursday, Feb 9th. All after school activities and sports are canceled. Students should check Netclass for assignments.
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6th Consecutive County Title

The mock trial team captured it's 6th straight county championship by defeating Kent Place. The Plaintiff team was once again propelled to victory with sharp performances by attorneys Justin Meisner and Joey D'Angelo and witnesses Justin Rodriguez, Jack Munro, and Joe Garibaldi. This is the team's 11th overall county championship and was Coach Bill Martin's 100th Trial. They next compete in the Central Region competition on Tuesday.
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Iandiorio Awarded Eagle Scout Rank

Congratulations to Junior Robert Iandiorio on being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, January 28th with Troop 3 in Caldwell. He has earned more than 42 merit badges and received the Bronze Palm Award.
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Lee Wins Art Award

Junior Andrew Lee was selected to receive a Silver Key Award in the Northern NJ Regional Scholastics Art and Writing Awards. Over 4200 works of art were submitted and his was a part of the top 15% in the region . The award ceremony will take place at the Montclair Art Museum on February 23rd.
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First Model UN Conference a Success

Congratulations to our Model UN team who competed at their first conference this past week at Bergen County Academies AMUN! Tate Mikula received a Verbal Commendation and Gregory Parys was named an Outstanding Delegate. We are so proud of the entire team and are looking forward to our next conference coming up in March!
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Three OP Students Win Essay Contest

Three OP students were selected as winners in a "Respect for Life" essay contest sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark. In the Middle School Division, Jonathan Cranley was awarded 1st place while John West came in 2nd place. In the High School Division, Aron Gianchandani took 1st place. The winning students were presented with gift cards and certificates for their outstanding essays at the Cathedral in Newark on January 22nd.
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Varsity Basketball Volunteers at Coat Drive

Kevin Lawlor (Parent of Brendan OP '16) chaired the annual coat drive for St Ann's Soup Kitchen in Newark and called on the OP Varsity Basketball team to help those less fortunate find some warmth this winter. Over 550 coats were handed out along with gloves, scarves and other winter necessities.
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