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The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a private, National Blue Ribbon (2017) Catholic school with students in grades Pre-K3 through grade 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia and mild learning differences
Year Founded
1954
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
192 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
41%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms - Boys, Khaki pants, white shirt, tie and vest. Girls K-4 wear jumpers, grades 5 -8 shirts, white blouses with vests)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounts may apply for parishioners and families with multiple children. Different rates for preschool program. Please inquire within.
Admissions Director
Mr. Joel A. Castillo Ed.S
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Danielle Mollo

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Newspaper Club

Club or Organization:
Cub Scouts, Forensics Team, Girl Scouts, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Council Government, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental Music, School Youth Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After School Enrichment K-8

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 including a Maker Space Room and Robotics
  • - STREAM intergration for all grade levels 
  • - Spanish Language Instruction for PK 3 to grade 8 
  • - 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
  • - Choir 
  • - Performing Arts, Spring Musical 
  • Visit our website at www.TheAcademyOLP.org

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Union County, NJ is $5,625 for elementary schools and $9,713 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Union County, NJ is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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