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Classical Catholic School Opening in New Jersey: Sedes Sapientiae School

This Fall, New Jersey will be graced by the opening of a classical Catholic middle/high school – the first of its kind in New Jersey, and arguably the only of its kind in the entire Northeast: Sedes Sapientiae School.

The School’s inaugural class will range from approximately 11 to 20 students.

Launching this school has been a tremendously daunting undertaking, several years in the making. Those of us associated with the school reach out to you, the good readers of Rorate Caeli, for all the help and support we can get. We would very much appreciate it if you would keep us in your prayers, and help “spread the word” about this exciting development.

We’d also certainly appreciate any financial support that those who are able might be open to providing. The school has certain fixed expenses, yet a modest inaugural class. Until we get our enrollment numbers up (which will take a few years), our financial situation will be precarious. Any help now, at this critical moment, as we get ourselves fully established, would be of enormous assistance.

The School’s website is:

The website provides more information about the School, and has a link for donations.


The School’s location for the upcoming academic year (in Chatham Township, NJ) is a temporary one, and, unfortunately, does not feature a chapel. As such, the precise details regarding the School’s liturgical life have yet to be established. That said, three of the School’s four boardmembers hail from the FSSP apostolate in Pequannock, NJ (Our Lady of Fatima Chapel). Devotions such as the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration, in addition to the Sacrament of Confession, will be made regularly available, on-site, to the School’s students, faculty, and staff. Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony will be taught. Regarding the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, it is our intention to eventually have the Mass regularly offered at the School in the Extraordinary Form or not at all.