Admissions FAQs

The school doors open at 7:30 A.M.The school doors of Bain Hall open at 7:30 A.M. and close at 3:30 P.M. Afternoon supervision is available from 3:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M. with pickup at DeGaeta Hall.
First bell is at 8:05 A.M. School begins promptly at 8:10 A.M. and ends at 2:40 P.M. We are on an eight day rotating cycle.
On most school days students will be required to wear: dress shoes, socks, a belt, dress pants or khakis, a collared button down dress shirt (long or short sleeve) or an Oratory Prep polo shirt (only Oratory Prep polo shirts are allowed). For cold weather, sweaters or ¼ zips can be worn, however hooded sweatshirts are not allowed. All students are welcome to wear a suit coat and tie during the school day; however, they are not required, except for special occasions and on the days we have Mass. For the most up to date Dress Code Policy, please refer to the Ram Life Parent Student Handbook.
No. There will occasionally be a “tag day” where you may wear relaxed clothing of your choice (within reason). There is a small fee to participate in “tag day” with the donation going to a charitable cause.
No facial hair, earrings, piercings, or visible tattoos of any kind are allowed.
You have the option to either walk or take an Oratory Prep shuttle bus to or from school. The bus schedule (subject to change) is as follows: an Oratory Prep bus picks up students FROM the train station in the morning on the westbound side at approximately 7:30 A.M. & 7:45 A.M. (All times are adjusted to train schedules). The Oratory Prep bus LEAVES from the designated area in the front of the school in the afternoon to take students to the Summit train station on the westbound side at approximately 2:50 P.M. and 3:15 P.M.
Each semester you will need to obtain a student discount form from a NJ Transit train station staffed with a ticket agent. Fill out your portion and bring or mail it to Ms. Moran at the reception desk where it will be validated with the Oratory Prep seal and returned to you. Then you will be able to purchase a monthly student discount ticket.
Students are encouraged to carry a water bottle and may use filling stations in both buildings. Snacks of any kind can not be consumed during class.
Yes. Backpacks are allowed to be carried to the classrooms and/or through the hallways during school hours. However, most classes utilize e-books, accessible through your laptop.
Problems with a class or course schedule, contact the Admissions Office by email to [email protected] with your question and she will forward it to the proper counselor. Problems with a student, a teacher, etc., see Mr. McGowan. His office is in the lobby area of Bain Hall. Problems with internet usage, see Mr. Flores in his office located on the 2nd Floor of Bain Hall.
You are allowed to call home but only in the nurse's office in Bain Hall or on the phone at the reception desk in DeGaeta Hall. Ask Ms. Moran for permission, and she will give you assistance if needed.
You may have a cell phone. It is best to keep it on your person but it must be "OFF and out of sight" during school hours. It will be taken away if it is seen in the classroom and you will have to retrieve it from Mr. Daugherty or the Main Office at the end of the school day.
If you lose something of value, see Ms. Moran in Reception of DeGaeta Hall. Otherwise, there is a lost and found bin located in the Facilities office in DeGaeta Hall.
Yes, but only with headphones or ear-buds and only before or after school and during your lunch in the cafeteria (not in the hallways or classrooms).
All students MUST stay on school property during school hours.
You may download things at home, within the confines of the law, but not anything at school unless requested by your teacher. Carefully read the Ram Life Student Handbook for specific information regarding technology and its use in school.
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It is the plastic, credit card sized "key" that will allow you to enter both DeGaeta and Bain Hall from 7:30 A.M to 3:30 P.M. on school days. You will need to "swipe" it past a black box located at certain entrances. It will also act as your Oratory Prep ID card once your photo is taken and placed on the card. We are giving you the card encased in a plastic sleeve attached to a blue lanyard. All students will be required to wear it around your neck throughout the school day. Take good care of the card. You will need it for the rest of your tenure at Oratory Prep and will be expected to return it before graduation. There is a fee of $10.00 for replacement.
All summer assignments will be listed under the Academics tab on our website.
No. All students are required to have a laptop and charger daily. Laptop requirements can be found under the Resources tab in the MyOPS portal. Teachers will inform students if course-specific supplies are needed after the school year begins.
Log into the MyOPS portal to see the calendar under the Resources tab, or from the Daily Announcements sent to your email.
The content of these questions is subject to change. Please refer to the Ram Life Student-Parent Handbook and our website for the most up-to-date information.

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