It was a night to remember for nearly 500 prospective students and their families who attended our annual Open House on Thursday, November 8. It was a great night to be part of the Brother Martin community and a Crusader on Elysian Fields! Prospective students and families were eager to embark on their school tours to learn more about religious values, academic excellence, personal attention, and friendly discipline from our students, faculty, and staff.
The night started with guests arriving for check-in by entering through the Thomas F. and Elaine P. Ridgley Fine Arts & Athletic Center before heading into the James B. Branton Chapel where they were greeted by Assistant Principal for Admissions Carlos Bogran III ’99. Inside the Branton Chapel, families were welcomed by President Greg Rando ‘77 and Principal Ryan Gallagher ’00. Hunter Appleton ’19 and Logan Millet ’22 were also in attendance to speak about their ‘Brother Martin Experience’ from a ninth grader and a senior’s point of view. They reminded prospective students that they too were once students sitting in those very same seats in the Branton Chapel anxiously awaiting to start their high school career at Brother Martin and to hopefully be one of those “Men Who Never Say Die.”
Mr. Gallagher expressed the dedication of the Brother Martin faculty to educating students for life, commenting that “everything we do teaches something here at Brother Martin High School.”
Future Crusaders and their families then received a personal tour of our state of the art campus featuring the newly renovated Library and Tom & Gayle Benson Mall. The evening featured thorough information on Crusader academics, alumni, athletics, campus ministry, extracurriculars, as well as performances by the Crusader band, cheerleaders, chorus, NJROTC, and drama club.
Thank you to all of our students, parents, alumni, and faculty, for making the night a great success for Brother Martin! Bro. Martin Hernandez, S.C., quoted “We are not here to teach boys how to make a living but how to make a life.”
To learn more about the Admissions process or general information, please click here to visit the Admissions page or call the Assistant Principal for Admission, Mr. Carlos Bogran III ’99 in the Office of Admissions at 504-283-1561 (ext. 3022).