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Fall Open House – Sunday, November 11 – 10 AM to 12:30 PM

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, NJ will be hosting its Fall Open House on Sunday, November 11th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. The Academy is a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Newark serving students from PreK-3 through the eighth grade. Academic excellence built on Catholic tradition
  • Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award
  • Full and half-day Pre-K academic programs for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • Full day Kindergarten with strong academics enhanced by special subject areas
  • Primary Grades 1-4 provide strong foundation in core subjects along with opportunities for applying these skills in life
  • Middle School Grades 5-8 encourage students to become independent thinkers, team leaders, and responsible young adults grounded in their Christian faith
Building a lifetime of community
  • Variety of sports teams (Cross Country, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Swimming, etc.)
  • Array of extracurricular activities (Enrichment, Student Council, Choir,  Performing Arts, Forensics, Robotics, Altar Serving, Yearbook)
  • Before & after care on premises for all grade levels
Engaging student’s intellect
  • Faculty and staff committed to providing a top-quality education focused on the spiritual, academic and personal excellence of the individual student
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) integrated across the curriculum for all grade levels (Hydroponics, Sphero robots, 3D design and printing, MakerSpace room, etc.)
  • Purposely planned small class sizes since our origin in 1954
  • Spanish for all grades PreK-3 to Grade 8 and Latin for Grades 7 and 8
As you tour our classrooms and facilities you will see for yourselves what The Academy Advantage is all...

Garden Engraved Bricks on Sale Now!

Our front entrance garden area is almost complete (if only it would stop raining!) and we are now looking forward to placing engraved paver bricks in the walkways. These bricks can be ordered online by clicking on the link below. They also make a great gift for a graduate of our school or a teacher - past or present. Bricks $100.00 The inscription can be no more than 21 characters per line, 18 recommended and no more than 4 lines, 3 recommended. An email will be sent to you for the online form so you can add your inscription after purchase. Please visit to place your order. Thank you for your support!

New MakerSpace Room Provides Challenges for Academy Students

The newly created MakerSpace room located near the library and art rooms is a colorful room filled with all kinds of building materials. This room was "created" during the summer (with the hard work of Mr. Cruz, Fr. Johan and Mr. Castillo)  and will be a place where our younger students will work together using the engineering design process to build objects to solve problems. This is all part of our STEAM integration in the curriculum and it's a whole lot of fun! In addition to building materials like wooden blocks, cardboard, and plastic containers, there are also Amazon Fire HD tablets for programming BB-8 Sphero robots. Students will also be challenged with Little Bits Student kits that teach simple circuity.

Wonderful Time at 65th Anniversary Gala and Blue Ribbon Celebration

The 65th Anniversary Gala and Blue Ribbon Celebration Friday evening was a wonderful event at The Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown. A special thanks to Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Slattery for organizing the evening's festivities - you ladies are always amazing! God Bless The Academy of Our Lady of Peace and the many children that walk through our doors for many, many more years to come.

NP Police Dept. and Faculty Discuss Safety

Thank you Sergeant Bubb and Officer Boccellari from the New Providence Police Department for joining our faculty and principal for our final faculty meeting this year to discuss school safety measures with us. We appreciate your time and effort in training and helping us to keep our school community safe.

NJ Dept. of Education Recognizes Blue Ribbon Schools

The NJ State Board of Education invited The Academy to attend its Recognition Ceremony which was held on Wednesday, December 6th in Trenton. The ceremony honored NJ Blue Ribbon Schools and Mr. Castillo and Mrs. Raleigh were there to accept the State's recognition award for The Academy of Our Lady of Peace which is on display in the main hallway. In addition to the Blue Ribbon Schools, the NJDOE ceremony honored the 2017 Superintendent of the Year, the Business Manager of the Year, the Principal of the Year and Green Ribbon Schools from NJ.

Extended Care Kicks off Summer Break

The Academy hosted a great week at Extended Care. Campers enjoyed daily crafts, technology time, Jaycee Park, basketball and tennis lessons, and center time! We ended our fun-filled week with a pizza and ice cream party to kick off summer!