Trenton Catholic High School

Trenton Catholic High School was a Catholic school serving boys in ninth through twelfth grades located in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.

The school closed after the 1961-1962 school year, at which time St. Anthony High School was created to fill the void. After being renamed as McCorristin Catholic High School, the school is now known as Trenton Catholic Academy.[1]


The basketball team won the Non-Public Group A state championship in 1938 (defeating Good Counsel High School of Newark in the championship game). 1946 (vs. Seton Hall Preparatory School), 1947 (vs. Seton Hall Prep), 1948 (vs. St. Michael's High School), 1950 (vs. St. Peter's High School of Jersey City), 1957 (vs. St. Peter's of Jersey City), 1958 (vs. Seton Hall Prep) and 1960 (vs. St. Peter's of Jersey City). The eight championship titles remains tied for seventh-most in the state, despite the school having been closed for more than 50 years.[2]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Golver, Tom. "Glover: The story of Trenton Catholic Academy dates back to 1961", The Times (Trenton), August 7, 2014. Accessed July 16, 2019. "Fifty two years ago, in September 1962, the first students entered the new St. Anthony High School, the forerunner of McCorristin Catholic High School and today’s Trenton Catholic Academy. The story actually begins back in 1961, when the Franciscan fathers of Trenton Catholic High School notified Bishop George W. Ahr that the Chambersburg school would close its doors at the end of the 1962 school year."
  2. ^ NJSIAA Boys Basketball Championship History New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 16, 2019. Note that the nine championships credited to Trenton Catholic includes a title won by Trenton Catholic Academy.
  3. ^ Yavener, Harvey. "A dream comes true for Plumeri", The Times (Trenton), September 18, 2002. Accessed January 31, 2011. "He grew up on Brunswick Avenue, then Princeton Avenue, attended St. James Church, played for Paul Sollami's team in the North Trenton Little League, starred for Puggy Malone's baseball team at Trenton Catholic (Class of 1961) and Jim Petrucci's football team."
  4. ^ Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey: 1986 Edition, p. 286. Accessed October 8, 2017. "Mr. Weidel attended Trenton Catholic High School, completed his pre-legal education at Duke University, and graduated from Rutgers Law School."
  5. ^ "Former All-American Cager, Werkman, Is Now Coaching", Asbury Park Press, July 22, 1973. Accessed November 9, 2017. "Nick Werkman, Seton Hall University's last All-America basketball player, is now the varsity baseball and basketball coach at Stockton State College.... Before graduating from Trenton Catholic High School in 1959, he earned eight varsity letters, four each in baseball and basketball."
  6. ^ Staff. "Seton Hall is No. 1 in Werkman's Heart", The Press of Atlantic City, March 29, 1989. Accessed January 31, 2011. "I remember I was thinking about leaving (Werkman had 250 scholarship offers as a senior at Trenton Catholic High School)..."