The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Tel: (908)464-8657
Grades: PK - 8 | 230 students
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a private, Catholic school with students in grades Pre-K3 through 8, located in New Providence, New Jersey in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Founded in 1954, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace offers its students a top quality education in a faith-based environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia and mild learning differences
Year Founded 1954

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 41%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,400
Tuition Notes Discounts may apply for parishioners and families with multiple children.
Admissions Director Mr. Joel A. Castillo Ed.S
Admissions Associate Ms. Tina McDonough


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Enrichment K-8, Cub Scouts, Forensics Team, Girl Scouts, Instrumental Music, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Robotics Team, School Youth Choir, Student Ambassadors, Student Council Government, Yearbook Club Cub Scouts, Forensics Team, Girl Scouts, Newspaper Club, Robotics Team, Yearbook Club, After School Enrichment K-8,
Instrumental Music,
National Junior Honor Society,
School Youth Choir,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council Government,

School Notes:

Academy Excellence!
- We are consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the Archdiocese of Newark with standardized test scores well above the national and local percentiles.
- Our graduates attend the most prestigious preparatory high schools.
- Personalized, nurturing and individualized instruction provided by an outstanding faculty with low student to faculty ratio.
- We offer a full day Kindergarten and full day and half day Pre-K 3 & 4 year-old programs.
- State of the art Science and Computer labs enhance our student learning.
- Before Care and After Care available on school premises.

The Academy Extras!
- The latest technology
- Spanish Language Instruction
- Latin Instruction for grades 7 & 8 
- Technology advanced Science lab
- Special Services through Union County include: ESL, Speech Therapy, Basic Skills, and Child Study Team Testing

Our extra curricular activities include:
- Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field, and Cross Country
- Instumental Music
- Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
- Robotics Team
-Student Council Government
- Forensics
- Yearbook

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Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oak Knoll School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Santa Fe Centers (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Andrew's Nursery School & Kindergarten (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Providence
    Santa Fe Centers
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 51 students
    0.4 miles
    1496 Springfield Ave
    New Providence, NJ 07974
  • New Providence
    Summit Speech School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1 | 5 students
    0.4 miles
    705 Central Ave
    New Providence, NJ 07974
  • New Providence
    St Andrew's Nursery School & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-KG | 150 students
    0.7 miles
    419 South St
    New Providence, NJ 07974
  • Edison
    Lakeview School
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 157 students
    1.2 miles
    10 Oak Dr
    Edison, NJ 08837
  • Berkeley Heights
    Grades: PK-KG | 58 students
    1.8 miles
    105 Diamond Hill Rd
    Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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