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Trenton Catholic Academy

Trenton Catholic Academy
175 Leonard Avenue
Hamilton, New Jersey (Mercer County), 08610
Coordinates 40°13′4″N 74°43′7″W / 40.21778°N 74.71861°W / 40.21778; -74.71861Coordinates: 40°13′4″N 74°43′7″W / 40.21778°N 74.71861°W / 40.21778; -74.71861

Type Private coed. high school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened 2005 (new name)
President Sister Dorothy Payne
Faculty 22 [1]
Grades 9th12th
Enrollment 206 [1]  (2009-10)
Student to teacher ratio 9.4:1 [1]
Campus size 62 acres (250,000 m2)
Color(s)      Royal Blue
Slogan Expect the Exceptional!
Team name Iron Mikes
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Upper School Director Michele Neves
Lower School Director Anne Reap
Admissions Director Mary Glass
Technology Director Randall Breuninger
Athletic Director Mark Eckel

Trenton Catholic Academy is a Catholic high school in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, serving students in 9th through 12th grades, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.

The schools is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[2]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the upper school had an enrollment of 206 students and 22 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.4:1.[1]


Trenton Catholic Academy's high school, i.e., upper school, was known as McCorristin Catholic High School from 1979 to 2005. Prior to 1979, the school was known as Saint Anthony High School and was affiliated with Saint Anthony Church on Olden Avenue in Hamilton Township.

The name McCorristin refers to Monsignor Michael (Iron Mike) McCorristin, a well known Catholic cleric responsible for major parish expansion projects at Holy Angels Church and Saint Anthony Church in Hamilton, Mercer County, NJ (a suburb of Trenton). The announcement of the closing of Trenton Catholic High School in the early 1960s prompted Monsignor McCorristin to build a new high school to serve the parishes of Trenton and Hamilton Township. Monsignor McCorristin was noted for his staunch support of education and parish life as well as a devotion to a spartan personal lifestyle.


Trenton Catholic Academy competes in the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL), which consists of nineteen public and non-public high schools covering Burlington County, Mercer County and Ocean County in central New Jersey. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[3]

The girls basketball team won the 2006 South B state sectional title, topping Cardinal McCarrick High School 64-53.[4]

The team won the South B state sectional championship again in 2007 with a 74-54 win over Sacred Heart High School.[5] The team moved on to win the Group B State Championship with a commanding 69-27 win against St. Anthony High School.[6]

The 2008-09 Trenton Catholic Lower School Girl's basketball team finished the season with a 26-1 record, won the Mercer County CYO Championship, and was Runner-up in the Tournament of Champions.

At the high school level the Iron Mikes have added other sports to the list such as Cross Country, Winter and Outdoor Track for the 2008-09 year.

The 2009-10 Trenton Catholic boys' basketball team became the first Mercer County team to win the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions, defeating the Irish of Camden Catholic High School, 53-39, at the Izod Center on March 23, 2010.[7]

On March 21, 2011 the Trenton Catholic Academy girls' basketball team defeated Neptune HS 54-49 in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final. In doing so, TCA became the first New Jersey high school to capture both a boys (2010) and girls (2011) TOC title.[8]

Notable alumni


External links

  • Trenton Catholic Academy website
  • Trenton Catholic Lower School
  • Trenton Catholic Upper School

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