The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia and mild learning differences
Year Founded1954
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students230 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,800
Tuition NotesDiscounts may apply for parishioners and families with multiple children.
Admissions DirectorMr. Joel A. Castillo Ed.S
Admissions AssociateMrs. Danielle Mollo


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, 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, School Youth Choir, Student Ambassadors, Student Council Government

Club or Organization:
Robotics Team, Yearbook Clu

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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