Mater Dei Prep, the Catholic High School affiliated with St Mary’s Parish in Middletown, last week graduated its first class of scholars that attended all four years since the school was saved from closure by a $1 million grassroots fundraising campaign.
The 109 graduates of the Catholic preparatory high school collectively received $18.5 million in merit based college scholarships, an average of $169,725 per student, according to a write-up of the graduation on the school’s website. That’s quite an accomplishment for a school that was slated to close for financial reasons before the school community raised $1 million to keep its doors open. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 11th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sue Kiley | Tags: Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sue Kiley | No Comments »
MIDDLETOWN —The family suing to prevent the closure of Mater Dei Prep in Middletown is withdrawing its lawsuit. Brian Petrone said he decided to drop the suit, after speaking with school officials and alumni, out of concern that his action would harm his goal of having the Catholic high school become more financially secure. It’s not…
Posted: February 14th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Brian Petrone, Catholic Education, Education, Marter Dei, Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown | Comments Off on Family drops lawsuit over Mater Dei closing
Mater Dei Prep, the Catholic High School in Middletown affiliated with St. Mary Parish has received a two month life line.
On Tuesday, Father Jeff Kegley announced the school would close its doors and stop educating young Catholics in June because after years of financial losses the parish could no longer sustain the school which is on track to lose $1 million this year.
Yesterday, encouraged by “the tremendous outpouring of support from the school and parish community to keep Mater Dei Prep open”, Fr. Kegley announced a two month fund raising campaign, “Save the Seraphs,” to raise the $1 million necessary to keep the school operating another year.
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Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County | Tags: Mater Dei, Mater Dei Prep, Middletown | 2 Comments »