For Alumni & Friends of

Bayley-Ellard High School

Madison, New Jersey 1949-2005

Welcome Back

Welcome to the online home for Bayley-Ellard grads and friends. Bayley may be no more, but its spirit can live on here.

Oof, did we really just write that? That was awful. "...its spirit can live on here?" Seriously? What a stupid thing to say. Forget we said it. Let's just say we hope you enjoy the site and if you're an alum please register.

BayleyAlumni Hall of Fame

Our Newest Hall of Fame Inductee is:

Armond Bontempo - Class of '56

Congratulations to Armond for this well deserved honor!

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What Our Grads Are Saying

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Sherry Dumas

Class of '99 - Real Estate Agent

My therapist says I am making real progress.

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Art Preston

Class of '82 - Homemaker

Have you not heard about Fr. John? Whoo boy, you might want to sit down for this one.

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Amy Fitzwaller

Class of '05 - Investment Advisor

Remember when they called the assembly to tell us Bayley was closing? Yeah, good times.

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David Hester

Class of '91 '92 '93 - Substitute Teacher

Bayley was without a doubt the best six years of my life.

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Guy the Gorilla

Class of '81 - Camp Counselor

It made me want to eat my own vomit.

In Memoriam

Sister Rita Walsh

We are sorry to inform you that Sister Rita Walsh (formerly Sister Anna David) who was Latin Teacher and Vice Principal in the 1950’s and 60’s died on August 14, 2021. Sister Rita loved her years at Bayley-Ellard and kept in touch with many alum. Please remember her in your prayers.

Chris Haynes (’81)

Christopher Leo Haynes, beloved husband of Maria Buongiorno Haynes and adored father of Zachary, Molly and Wyatt passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday May 1, 2021. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Toni’s Kitchen, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ or New York City Rescue Mission, 90 Lafayette St. …

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The Bayley Top Fives

Top Prom Memories

Ugly tuxes and questionable hair style choices are not the only things Bayley grads remember about their prom.

Prom Memories

  1. Rocking peas & carrots combo
  2. All that cleavage
  3. Watching nerds dance
  4. Look on date's face when I puked
  5. Slow dance with John Burns

Our Favorite Concerts

Whether it was taking the PATH to the Garden or road tripping to the Meadowlands, concerts were a big part of life at Bayley.

Top Concerts

  1. Springsteen - The Garden, 1980
  2. Woodstock, Bethel, NY 1969
  3. The Dead - whichever show you weren't at. It was the best, man.
  4. No Nukes - The Garden, 1979
  5. Paul Stobler Project - The Final Exam, 1983

Our Future Plans

We asked Bayley grads what they hoped to do after graduation. These were their top answers.

After Grad Plans

  1. Go to dinner at Rod's.
  2. College, job, married. Not necessarily in that order.
  3. Finally get to be an SS at Friendly's.
  4. Booze, bogues and broads. All day, every day.
  5. Not this telemarketing shit, that's for sure.