About Trenton Catholic Academy


Located on a beautiful, quiet 64-acre campus in suburban Hamilton, NJ, Trenton Catholic Academy serves as the regional PreK-12 school for the Diocese of Trenton. With a demanding preparatory curriculum, TCA prepares a universal population to succeed now, as well as in college and beyond.


The PreK thru 8th and 9th thru 12th schools are located in separate wings connected by a corridor. Students share a chapel, gymnasium and cafeteria.

Competitive TCA athletic teams play in top-notch facilities. The gymnasium, baseball, track & field, and soccer fields have received extensive renovations over the last five years.

TCA’s affordable tuition for private school is considered even a greater value considering generous financial assistance received by more than 85% of families. Class sizes are kept small to allow teachers to provide individual attention and support.

The Upper School graduation and college acceptance rate is routinely 100%. The average amount of college scholarships/grants extended that graduates receive range from $50-$70K.

Our History

In 1962 the all-boys Trenton Catholic High School announced it would close its doors. Concerned for the academic and spiritual future of area youth, Monsignor Michael McCorristin petitioned the bishop to build a new parish high school. Through his vision, hard work, dedication and generosity, St. Anthony’s High School was soon built on the grounds of the former Kuser Estate. The school and its students thrived, and in 1979, Bishop Ahr renamed it McCorristin Catholic High School on behalf of the Monsignor and his family.

In 2005, following a study of area parochial schools, the Diocese of Trenton consolidated four elementary schools with McCorristin High to create Trenton Catholic Academy. The name reflects TCA’s status as the regional PreK-12 school for the diocese.

Despite the name changes, the school icon remains the Iron Mike, paying homage to the tough man with the soft heart who made this school possible. TCA carries on Monsignor McCorristin’s dream to enrich students’ lives through quality Catholic education that is affordable.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission
We educate a culturally and academically diverse student body to be responsible citizens of a global community through a challenging and relevant curriculum centered in Catholic tradition and values.

Our Vision
We create a thriving, well-respected educational institution dedicated to academic excellence and focused on the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs of our students.


Trenton Catholic Academy - Pre K thru 12 - Hamilton, NJ - Upper School (609) 586 3705 - Lower School (609) 586 5888 - email: info@trentoncatholic.org