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IMAGE Gordon Turk, Organ Virtuoso, Leads Off Concert Series
Friday, 24 October 2014
RED BANK—Gordon Turk, one of the nation’s premier organists, will appear in concert Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church at Red... Read More...
Middletown Receives State Grant for Summer Recreation Inclusion Program
Thursday, 23 October 2014
MIDDLETOWN – Middletown’s Summer Recreation Inclusion Program will be bolstered next year thanks to a $20,000 award from the state Recreational... Read More...
“Israel in a Changing Middle East: An Intelligence Perspective” on October 30
Thursday, 23 October 2014
West Long Branch, N.J. Monmouth University’s Jewish Cultural Studies Program presents “Israel in a Changing Middle East: An Intelligence... Read More...
IMAGE Local Volunteer Fire Departments Hold Live Training Drill
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Keyport, NJ - On Saturday morning, October 18, 2014 several northern Monmouth County fire departments conducted a large scale training exercise at... Read More...
Nominations Sought for 2015 BCC Honors
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
LINCROFT, NJ  – The Brookdale Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, which... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE The Fountain of Youth
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 23 October 2014
On October 20th, actress Renee Zellweger arrived at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood awards with a new face. As a result of very obvious plastic... Read More...
IMAGE Review - The Skeleton Twins
by David Prown
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Recently a good friend shared that she was very amped up to see the new movie "The Skeleton Twins" playing at the Bow Tie in Red Bank. She is a big... Read More...
IMAGE Halloween Special Feature: Remembering Hans Holzer’s Paranormal Investigations in NJ (Part I)
by Dennis
Sunday, 19 October 2014
When it came to ghosts, ghouls, and stories from beyond the grave, few spoke as authoritatively as the late Dr. Hans Holzer. The Austrian-born... Read More...
IMAGE Who Put a Silver Bracelet on a Bird?
by Joe Reynolds
Saturday, 18 October 2014
As autumn progresses around New York Harbor (including the lower reaches of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay), royalty has returned to our sandy... Read More...
IMAGE Individualism and Group Activities Reconsidered
by George Hancock-Stefan
Friday, 17 October 2014
A short while ago, one of the high school students in my church told me that she hates group projects.  She finished her part already, but... Read More...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Mater Dei High School has announced it will change the school’s name to Mater Dei Prep: A Catholic Preparatory School, effective July 1, 2010.

“We believe the new name properly reflects the long tradition of academic rigor and excellence at Mater Dei and also speaks to the continued innovative enrichment of our programs and facilities,” said Mater Dei Principal Steven Sciarappa.

Along with the name change, the school will have a partnership with Seton Hall University Project Acceleration as well as other colleges for Dual Enrollment Programs.  The Mater Dei Prep students will have the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses through the Dual Enrollment program and/or AP courses.  Mater Dei Prep junior and senior students will consequently have a schedule that is a majority of Dual Enrollment/AP courses that enable them to graduate with a significant amount of transferrable college credits. All classes are offered on the school’s Middletown campus. 

“Our goal is to broaden our students’ horizons each and every day and through AP and Dual Enrollment programs, Mater Dei Prep students have the opportunity to truly prepare for the challenges they will face in college,” Sciarappa said. "Students in the region have many outstanding choices for private education. We believe that our challenging academic programs combined with our tremendous extra-curricular, leadership development and community service opportunities offer Mater Dei Prep students an incredibly robust high school experience rooted in the Catholic faith.”


Additional Enhancements

Mater Dei Prep has also announced several facilities enhancements, including:

  • Completion of a state-of-the art dance studio for its award-winning Performing Arts Department
  • Dance Program
  • Completion of a new 8 lane track
  • 2010 completion of the bleacher renovation project
  • A music program for all students interested in band and orchestra
  • Renovation plans for the school’s science labs and cafeteria

 

 

Sciarappa, who was appointed Principal, last year, credits the Saint Mary Parish School Board for the enhancements. “The Board understands that innovation is the key to continued success.  Of course, we are fortunate to have such a wonderful tradition of excellence at Mater Dei.  As Mater Dei Prep we will be building on that tradition far into the future,” he said.