James Simon '20 was sworn in as a full member of the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Department on February 4th. James graduated from the Morris County Public Safety Academy in the summer of 2018 and has been working as a volunteer firefighter out of the Woodland Hook and Ladder Company since the spring of 2018. He encourages all the boys from Oratory to consider their local volunteer fire department as a great way to serve the community, learn how to handle serious situations, and work with some great men and women.
Oratory Preparatory School Home
Recently, Oratory Prep got a special visit from Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, CSC (Congregation of Holy Cross). With him, he brought a first-class relic of Saint Brother André Bessette. For those who do not know, a first-class relic means it was an original part of the saint (their bones, blood, or organs). While some can find this mildly disturbing, these relics are very honored as they contain the body of one of God’s Chosen people. With him, Father Jomon brought a medallion containing the blood of Saint Brother André.
Congratulations to our JV 7th grade team on winning 1st place at today’s Consortium General Knowledge tournament held at Newark Academy and our to our Varsity 8th grade team which placed 4th.
Oratory Prep At a Glance
- 1:9 Teacher/Student Ratio
- 80 Sending Districts
- $11.6m College Scholarships
- 100% Students Attending a 4 Year College
- 13 Varsity Teams
- 80% Students Participating in Clubs
- 85% Students Participating in Athletics
"OP has prepared me for college through rigorous courses, opportunities to lead various extracurricular activities, and the chance to learn from great teachers. The OP teachers have challenged me academically and encouraged me to push myself in every aspect of my high school experience. It’s been outstanding to foster strong and long-lasting friendships that will last me through college and beyond."
"I really like the feeling of community at OP. It makes you feel like you are at home with your family."
"Being a coach at OP is special. We have student athletes here who are committed to being great teammates, always putting team before self. When you are able to work with young men who have drive, passion, and high character it makes coaching extremely rewarding. When you take the previous elements & add in the home support of the rowdies (best home field/court advantage in Union County) I firmly believe there is no finer place to be a coach."