The Academy of Our Lady of Peace

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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.

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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 Students192 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms - Boys, Khaki pants, white shirt, tie and vest. Girls K-4 wear jumpers, grades 5 -8 shirts, white blouses with vests)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,300
Tuition NotesDiscounts may apply for parishioners and families with multiple children. Different rates for preschool program. Please inquire within.
Admissions DirectorMr. Joel A. Castillo Ed.S
Admissions AssociateMrs. Danielle Mollo


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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 
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