Principal Matthew McGrath welcomed a number of dignitaries to Hoboken Catholic Academy on Thursday to recognize the school’s selection as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was enacted in 1982 to recognize public and private elementary, middle, and high schools on the basis of overall academic excellence. This year, 342 programs were selected as Blue Ribbon Schools. Hoboken Catholic Academy is one of only 50 private or parochial schools nationwide that were given the nod this year.
Students, faculty and parents were joined by Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano and representatives from the Diocese of Newark at a special assembly in the school’s gymnasium.
This remarkable recognition comes just years after the school was forced to relocate its students following extensive flood damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Located at 555 7th Street (b/t Madison & Monroe), Hoboken Catholic Academy (HCA) serves students from Pre-K through 8th Grade.