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Miracle on High StreetThe Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark,
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Thomas A. McCabe

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233106

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823233106.001.0001

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“A Possible School”: The Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep, 1972–1977

“A Possible School”: The Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep, 1972–1977

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Miracle on High Street

Thomas A. McCabe

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the revival of St. Benedict's in 1972. On Thursday, October 12, 1972, the tide turned decidedly toward what came to be called the “new school venture” when the monks voted unanimously to plan for the opening of a school. A young Father Edwin Leahy was elected headmaster of the “new” St. Benedict's in 1972. His energetic and visionary leadership has been one of the driving forces behind the resurrected school's extraordinary success over the last four decades. Father Albert Holtz was both a diarist and an organizational genius. His 1972 document, “A Possible School” , became the blueprint for the new school venture.

Keywords:   Father Edwin Leahy, Father Albert Holtz, A Possible School, St. Benedict's, new school

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