Education

Oratory Prep Opens, Dedicates Game-Changing DeGaeta Hall

c1133167f3db05959111_3cdd70e182aa8bdbb0b3_DSC_0887.JPG
DeGaeta Hall on the campus of Oratory Prep is now open. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit
6b8edce63d169c78e098_3f0a77891c2ab02a0af6_grandopening_speech.jpg
Al DeGaeta addresses the crowd at the recent Grand Opening and Dedication of Oratory Prep's newest building. Credits: Justin Wallburg
37bfca960f1d938ed4d1_82dd3129b3c8f036fc8d_5b886b4a283fa986a001_DeGaeta_Weinhoffer.jpg
Al DeGaeta and Oratory Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Weinhoffer at the Grand Opening and Dedication of Oratory Prep's newest building, DeGaeta Hall. Credits: Justin Wallburg
c1133167f3db05959111_3cdd70e182aa8bdbb0b3_DSC_0887.JPG

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 800 guests recently attended the Grand Opening and Dedication of Oratory Preparatory School's DeGaeta Hall, a 48,000 square-foot structure that includes -- among its features and amenities -- a new gymnasium, science lab and cafeteria.

The new structure is named after Al DeGaeta, the grandfather of an Oratory alumnus, who oversaw numerous aspects of the construction, and headed up previous renovations to the Bain Building and the installation of the turf field. The building became a reality through the support of the Michael A.J. Farrell Foundation -- named after the school’s former Board Chair -- along with the support of numerous members the Oratory community.

Guests were able to tour the new building after the Dedication Ceremony, and were treated to a barbecue on Cavalero Field to celebrate as a community.

Sign Up for E-News

In addition to the gym, science lab and cafeteria, the new space offers a fitness center, athletic training room, art studio, senior lounge, locker rooms, school store and six classrooms. In addition to those, the administrative offices and Board Room are also housed in DeGaeta Hall, while additional parking space was added around the exterior.

The state of the art facility was designed by architect Jeff Rawding, and Donnelly Construction worked to bring the blueprints to life. Director of Development and Alumni Relations Walter Crum described the new addition by stating, “DeGaeta Hall brings a cutting edge facility to a Blue Ribbon School, while creating the feel of a college campus.”

Serving as the emcee for the Dedication, Head of School Robert Costello added, “So many sacrificially contributed to make the experience and facilities better for Catholic education for our boys. It is a legacy that must continue – never to allow complacency but to push forward with momentum.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9a5deedfa0719c5c7c68_35c2f75239e5a57bb71f_tricia-walker

Sun, February 25, 9:30 AM

Calvary Church, Summit

Tricia Walker-Three Chords and the Truth: A ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_2e2e4830042112095f66_94f09724857a937db1ac_d6404e0a-7afd-4279-b56f-19b0f9b2138c

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Carousel_image_087643a04f42d6d72cbf_tapevents_rockette

Sun, February 25, 11:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

Rockette Style Workshop Series

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

video.foxbusiness.com

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...