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The high school community of Donovan Catholic educates its students to live their faith, respect and serve others in a global society, and pursue academic excellence in a college preparatory environment.

School Type:
  • Private Day School
State: New Jersey
City: Toms River
Affiliation: Catholic
Grades Accepted:
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
School Size: 680
Average Class Size: 22
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
  • Multiple Years
Application Deadline: August for Fall, December for Spring
  • No
Dresscode: Uniform Required
Price: $$$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
  • Yes - After 1 Year
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • Yes
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

English, US History, Modern World, Human Geography, Calculus AB, Psychology, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Computer Science

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes
IB Program:
  • No
  • Yes
Foreign Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
University Acceptances:

Cornell, Brown, Georgetown, NYU, Fordham, Buchnell, and more

Donovan Catholic offers a comprehensive academic program with a range of course offerings beyond our core college prep and honors classes including Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment College credit, and a variety of enriching electives.

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Bowling
  • Weightlifting
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Field Hockey
  • Bowling
  • Gymnastics
  • Weightlifting

During its 50-year history, the Donovan Catholic Griffins have enjoyed athletic success at every level and in every sport. Even more important is the reputation Donovan Catholic holds for outstanding sportsmanship.

Donovan Catholic Athletics encourages its student athletes to regard their academic studies as primary. We also promote individual growth and leadership skills through participation in all aspects of the school. Our scholar athletes have achieved remarkable distinctions.

As the first diocesan high school to institute the Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) program, Donovan Catholic has made spiritual learning a critical part of the sports life at Donovan.

Arts Offerings:

Foundations of Art, Drawing and Painting, Digital Photography, Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced Art, Senior Art Studio, Film Studies, Drama/Theatre, Piano/Music Theory, History of Rock n' Roll, Band, Concert Band, Stagecraft, Dance

Donovan Catholic recognizes the benefits of the performing arts and continues to support all activities, events, competitions, performances and course offerings related to training students in theatre.

Extra Curricular

Academic Challenge, Active Adventure Club, Art Club, Big Brother Big Sister, Equestrian Club, Exemplar, Habitat for Humanity, Interact Club, Key Club, Math league, Media Arts Club, Mission Club, National Honor Society, Operation Smile, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Science National Honor Society, Science League, SAAD club, Spanish club, Student Ambassadors, Surf Club, Video Gaming Club, World Cultures Club, Choirs, Concert bands, Jazz Rock Ensemble, Fall Drama and Spring Musical, Production Crew

Community Information
City Population: 92,093
Weather: Summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are very cold, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round.
Nearby Cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (60 miles)
711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ, USA, New Jersey, USA