Welcome to The Academy

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Newark serving students from PreK-3 through the eighth grade. We stress Catholic values, educational excellence and strong community bonds. Come see the difference The Academy makes!

Join us for our Fall Open House on Sunday, open-houseNovember 9th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.

Points of Interest:

    There are many hungry families who depend on the Food Pantries in the area and the pantries are near empty. Catholic Charities has sent an Urgent Message asking for any non-perishable food you can spare. Please help feed the hungry. Drop off food in the gym foyer or at the school’s office this week. Thank you.
    Sandra Slattery Fall Festival1 4x6Please join us for this year’s Fall themed Family Fun Night with pot luck style dinner on Friday, November 7th from 6-9:00 PM

We will start the night with a few classic fall carnival games, prizes and crafts for the kids! There will also be a Scarecrow contest. Please read the following for more details:

Fall Festival Registration and Scarecrow Contest Rules




  • ChristmasBoxLogoCHRISTMAS IN A BOX

As Part of the Academy’s Ministry in Action Program, we invite each Academy family to be a Christmas Angel in our Christmas in a Box gift Drive.

The Academy has chosen to become actively involved in this opportunity to put faith into action. We can make a difference one child at a time!

Christmas-In-a-Box Flyer



Please consider participating in Our Lady of Peace’s 50/50 December Raffle. There is a limited number of tickets and you can split the $100 ticket with friends and family.

Click here to read a letter from our Pastor, Fr. Bill Mahon, and to fill out an order form.

You do not need to be present to win however; you need to be in it to win it.  Hurry, the winning ticket will be drawn December 6th!



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Thank you to all of our parents, parishioners and friends of The Academy that came out for our annual Casino Night. Special thanks to all those who donated prizes, time and talent to a wonderful event.

Special thanks to Renee Ferentchak, Mary Theresa McFadden, Elizabeth Hathway, Kerry Ann Perniola and all those who organized this fun night for the benefit of our students!

CSW2014Our School Prayer

“Our Lady of Peace, help me to bring a happy and peaceful day to everyone I work and play with here at school. Guide me to make good decisions, so that each person I encounter can be happier. Then, we can truly be a school full of your peace. Amen.”



The Academy of Our Lady of Peace was first accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2006. We recently participated in the re-accreditation process and have earned that honor again.

To learn more about the Middle States Association, please visit their website at www.msa-cess.org.