Author: Mary Rose Raleigh

Check here for important dates and upcoming events.

Date Reminders:

  • Wednesday, March 31 - 12:30 PM Early Dismissal - No Aftercare
  • Thursday, April 1-9 - NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • Friday, April 16 - Pin Ceremony @ 9:00 AM
  • Monday, April 19 - Preschool Virtual Open House @ 10:00 AM
  • Monday, April 19 - K-8 Virtual Open House @ 12:00 PM
  • Monday, April 26 - NO SCHOOL - PD Day

Friendly Reminders:

* To volunteer at Lunch Duty or any events that include the children after COVID-19, you must complete the Protecting God's Children's class. ( You also need to complete the volunteer application and include your social security number and addresses for the past seven years (Please include dates and years with this). 

K-8 Virtual Open House

Thank you for your interest in The Academy of Our Lady of Peace! Due to COVID-19, The Academy's campus is closed to visitors. All future admission events for the 2021-22 enrollment season will be held virtually. We invite families interested in grades K-8 to register for a Virtual Open House on February 1, 2021  at 12:30 PM. You will have an opportunity to learn more about The Academy of Our Lady of Peace and our community to explore whether the Academy is the right fit for your child. We cannot wait to "meet" you! Please know that this open house will introduce our families to our Kindergarten through Grade 8 programming. For Grades K to 8: Click Here to Register for the Event For Preschool: Click Here to Register for the Event   All Virtual Open House events will be recorded and sent to our registrants following the event.

Future Open House Dates:

Preschool Virtual Open House Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM K-8 Virtual Open House: Monday, April 19, 2021  @ 12:00 PM  

Read About Our Featured Academy Alumni

Meet Sean Cusack - Class of 2003

High School: Delbarton School College / University: The College of William & Mary Current Role: Television Editor Fondest AOLP Memory: An eighth grade class of only thirteen students! The Scholastic Book Fair, the OLP Country Fair (apparently, I enjoy fairs more than I thought), and an especially outstanding fifth grade teacher who helped instill in me a sense of integrity balanced with humor which I like to think I carry with me to this day. It would be more accurate and honest to say my fondest memory of AOLP is the sense of peace, safety, and quiet happiness that comes with almost any memory of the school.

Meet Jimmy Johnston III - Class of 1993

High School: Union Catholic Regional High School College/University: Scranton University & Montclair State University Current Role: Network/Systems Administrator Fondest AOLP Memory: The close community of families and the teachers.


Meet Michael Maggi - Class of 1993

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Please Read The Academy’s Official COVID-19 Plans for re-Opening – September 2020!

Official COVID-19 Plans for Re-Opening School NOW available for viewing!

September 7, 2020

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures during COVID (PDF)

August 4, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As promised, I am writing to share our most current plan for reopening The Academy in September. As of today’s date, we remain on target to open in-person for five, full (social distanced) days a week, while also offering hybrid and virtual options for our families. We ask that our families complete the survey linked here ( by August 15th to formally choose a learning option for September. This must be completed for each child.

We are working to open our school safely, provide students with the school experience they need, and weigh myriad factors associated with COVID-19 and the education of our children. Our decisions continue to be guided by the documents released by Read More

Virtual Back to School Night – Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7PM

September 21, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians and families,    I can’t believe that Back to School Night is already here! While our Back to School Night, like so many other things this year, will not be the same as years past, we hope that you are able to join us virtually on Tuesday, September 22, 2020! We will begin promptly at 7:00 PM as a whole group, will move to grade level meetings at 7:15 PM and will end by 8:00 PM. Please use the links below to join us. Please be sure to mute yourself when you join each meeting so that everyone can hear the teacher.   7:00 -- Welcome by Dr. Hart (   7:15--- Grade Level Meetings PreSchool ( Kindergarten ( First Grade ( Second Grade ( Third Grade...

H.S.A. News – August 2020

Looking forward to the start of the new school year 2020-2021! Please check back soon for information about the Home School Association and all of the exciting parent news throughout the school year.

The Academy’s Ministry in Action – read how we are helping others!

The Ministry in Action program continues to try new and exciting things....
  For our March Service Project the collection for our US soldiers is going really well. Each class will prepare one or two boxes as their service project for March. They will also include a card for a soldier from the class in the boxes they package. Last step will be to ship them out and spread some cheer and good wishes for our troops.

For the months of November through January 2020, the Pre-K class, Kindergarten and 8th Grade have been focusing on Saint Ambrose. Saint Ambrose is the patron saint of police officers. The lower classes have written Christmas cards to our local law enforcement officers.  The 8th Grade made a thank you card which will be delivered in January. This project will be concluded during Catholic Schools Week when our local law enforcement will be invited into the lower classes during the week to share cookies and juice with the little ones.

The 2nd and 7th Grades have been focusing on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Among many other things, she was the patron saint of sick children. These classes have been collecting new children’s books for donation to Overlook Hospital.

The 3rd, 4th , 5th, and 6th Grades have been focusing on Saint Martin of Tours. He was the patron saint of horses. We are supporting a local horse charity in Bergen County which provides homes for abused, injured, and discarded horses.  The students will be organizing the collection of the following materials:

Gift cards to: