Our Mission Statement

Bishop George Ahr High School is a coeducational college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey. The school provides an atmosphere in which each individual’s God-given abilities are nurtured and developed. Every student is encouraged to strive for spiritual, academic, social, creative and athletic excellence through the interaction of a caring community. With Christ as our model, the Bishop Ahr community fosters a uniquely Christian environment. Each individual can grow in self-esteem, in social and moral responsibility and in those values needed to face the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

 

Bishop George Ahr High School Crest

BGA Crest

The crest of Bishop George Ahr High School symbolizes its commitment to the kingdom of God and to his people. The four quadrants depict a truly Catholic foundation.

The upper-left quadrant represents the source of all Catholic life, the Eucharist.

The upper-right quadrant contains a portion of the insignia of the Franciscan Felician Sisters who staff the school.

The lower-left quadrant contains the staff and the oak tree. The staff represents the direction and guidance of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the scholar saint, in whose name the school was founded. The oak tree is a symbol of the local community.

The lower-right quadrant holds multiple symbols related to the heritage of the Diocese of Metuchen. The Moline cross is representative of the Diocese of Trenton, from which the Diocese of Metuchen was created. The flame represents the etymology of the Lenni Lenape Indian word, metachen¸ meaning “firewood”. This symbol is also associated with the descent of the Holy Spirit and is a traditional symbol of charity, the greatest of Christian values. The crown is taken from the coat-of-arms of Bishop Theodore McCarrick, the first bishop of the new Diocese of Metuchen, in which the school is located.

We would like to recognize Stephanie Driscoll, Class of 2017, for the most recent redesign of the school crest.