Welcome to Union Catholic High School, the Home of the Vikings!
Sister Percylee Hart
Sister Percylee’s leadership makes Union Catholic the exemplary community we know today.
On October 14, 1961, Union Catholic High School broke ground on a 20-acre tract in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. The following September, Union Catholic opened its doors as two separate and distinct schools: a boys’ school led by the Marist Brothers, and a girls’ school led by the Dominican Sisters. Each had its own administration, curriculum, athletic programs, extracurricular activities, and graduation.
In 1982, when the decision was made to merge the two schools into one, we searched for a principal with the compassion and foresight to lead the newly combined Union Catholic High School. Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, tackled the job in the inclusive spirit of Union Catholic, ensuring a seamless transition and a school without walls or boundaries. The result was the Union Catholic we know today: a place where students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni are the heart of our community.