Catholic Difference

Roman Catholic priest delivering homilyOratory is a preparatory school within the Archdiocese of Newark. What makes Oratory special is our pursuit of academic excellence, our personalized approach to education and our Catholic heritage. While some schools see spiritual life as an "add-on" to education, Oratory integrates its faith-based values into each day at school.


Some other ways that Oratory is proud of its Catholic heritage include:

  • Annual retreats for all students in grades 7-12
  • Annual March for Life trip to Washington, DC.
  • Community service: Bridges Runs to nearby cities, volunteering at the NJ Food Bank, serving dinner at Summit Helping Its People (SHIP)
  • Liturgical offerings: Oratory provides for monthly liturgical opportunities for the entire school
  • Unique programs: student led teams for Campus Ministry, Eucharistic Ministers, Retreats, Music Ministry
  • Summer Service opportunities