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Join us for Summer Camp at the Academy

Register for Summer Camp for this year! (2023) Thank you for your interest in summer camp at the Academy. Please complete the form below to register for camp. Please know that drop off for camp begins at 8:50 and pickup will take place promptly at 1:00PM. Lunch will not be served, but students should bring a nut-free snack with them. Summer camp is offered to all current Academy students and students who are registered for the next school year. This year's summer camp theme is "Summer Fun!" Campers will have opportunities to:
  • Do Arts and Crafts
  • Play outside on our safe, fenced in playground
  • Play sports and games
  • Water Play
  • STEM activities
  • Lego Stations
  • Dramatic Play
  • Make new friends
Campers may register for individual weeks of camp at $300/week, or take advantage of our comprehensive plan and sign up for all six weeks for a total of $1500. Please know that a $25 non-refundable registration fee is due with registration to hold your place in camp. The registration fee is not included in camp tuition.
Parents may pay by check or through SMART tuition. Checks should be made payable to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace and returned to Mrs. Pozniak and Mrs. Mollo in the main office. An official welcome letter will be emailed to all families the weeks leading up to camp. Mrs. Pozniak will be supervising all summer camp activities and can be contacted with any questions at cpozniak@theacademyolp.org.

Please Join Us – Make The Academy Pledge!

Please Join Us – Make The Academy Pledge! The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic elementary school. In 2020, financial responsibility for The Academy was returned from the Archdiocese of Newark to the Our Lady of Peace Parish and The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Foundation. Fundraising, led by the Home School Association (HSA) and Foundation, plays a critical role in covering expenses not handled by tuition. Since 2010, the Foundation has helped families and students in financial need through scholarship awards. Sponsored by the Foundation, The Academy Pledge raised more than $400,000 from 2020 to 2023, effectively saving the school from closure. Our goal going forward is to achieve long-term sustainability and continuous improvement.  We ask for your long-term support – one-year, three-years, five-years, and more. Any and all amounts are appreciated, noting that the Foundation awards approximately $50,000 in annual scholarships. All Foundation proceeds are used for the benefit of The Academy and its students. The Foundation operates with minimal administrative expenses. Donations are tax-deductible, as The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Working together, we can ensure that this gift of Catholic education within our community will be available for current and future generations. The Academy’s students, parents, teachers and staff – all of us – are grateful for your generosity.  PLEDGE Read More

Uniform Reminders for the 22-23 School Year

Uniforms can be purchased from Flynn O'Hara linked here: https://flynnohara.com/ Students should begin the year in the Fall/Spring Uniform described below: Girls - Fall/Spring (options below)      Option 1: Navy Polo Dress    Option 2: Khaki skort with Navy or White Polo (polo needs logo, logo can be put on by Special Tees in BH) *With each option white or navy ankle socks. MUST be worn. Navy or black flats, shoes must have a rubber sole. Or all white sneakers, pictured to the right Boys - Fall/Spring  Khaki shorts with white or navy polo (short sleeve) (polo needs logo, logo can be put on by Special Tees in BH) Gym Uniform For Girls and Boys All students must wear blue mesh shorts and a grey Academy t-shirt. The mesh shorts and tshirt can be purchased from Flynn O'Hara. If other blue shorts are worn, they MUST be school appropriate and fall just above the knee.

Attention Prospective Families!

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Thank you for your interest in The Academy of Our Lady of Peace! Please click here to register to attend the Meet and Greet on November 17th! We invite you to register for our Meet and Greet on November 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM. You will have an opportunity to learn more about all of our Early Childhood and Elementary programs at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace and our community to explore whether the Academy is the right fit for your child. Through this event, you will have opportunities to:
  • Meet our Principal, Dr. Kelly Hart
  • Meet our HSA President, Danielle Mollo
  • Learn about our Early Childhood Programs (currently beginning at age 2, but extending down to 18 months September of 2023!)
  • Tour our school
  • Experience our community and see how much our children love learning at the Academy with our student amabassadors.
We cannot wait to meet you! In the event that you are unable to make our Meet and Greet, please call our main office to schedule a tour of the building at 908 464 8657.

Holiday Wrap Around Program

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Click here to reigster for the Holiday Wrap Around Program We are excited to share that we have enough interested families and will offer childcare during the dates/times listed below. Please complete the attached form to register your child for our program. Much like aftercare, you may choose to register for a comprehensive plan that would allow you to take advantage of all of the possible dates at a discounted rate or you may register as "drop in only."
The comprehensive plan includes 
  1. Parent Teacher Conferences (Afternoons of Nov 18-22 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM)
  2. Christmas Break (December 26-30th 9AM to 3 PM)
  3. Presidents Day Break (February 17th and 20th 9AM to 3 PM)
  4. Easter Break (April 10-14th 9AM to 3 PM)
The discounted comprehensive price that includes care for all dates listed is $500 per child. Families may also choose to use a daily drop in rate of $15/child/hour. Please note that all families who wish to use our holiday wrap program must complete the form below and must be registered for before and aftercare at the Academy to take advantage of this program.  
 
Children who attend the wrap program should come with a peanut-free packed lunch and snack. School Lunch will not be available. During the day, students will have opportunities to have fun with their friends while participating in activities such as:
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports and Games in the Gym
  • Playground Time (Weather Permitting)
  • Technology Time
  • Independent Reading/Story Time for Younger Children
  • Independent Play in the Classroom
  • Board Games

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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SCRIP Holiday Shopping

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, there are some great SCRIP deals that will truly help our school.  These are just a sample of the many great bonuses available right now: Starbucks      6.5% Shutterfly  11.75% Five Below     4.5% Smashburger      13% Some of our favor vendors, such as Starbucks and Amazon, are also offering $5 or $10 gift cards for a limited time.  Don’t forget to plan ahead for those last-minute gifts you always need (teachers, coaches, babysitters, mail carriers, hairdressers, trash collectors, cleaning person, etc.)! No Fee Visa & American Express One of the great perks of SCRIP is that they offer no-fee Visa and American Express gift cards!  Save yourself the standard activation fees and earn 1.25% for AOLP on your purchase. Important Deadlines for Christmas  In order to ensure your physical gift card arrives in time for the holiday, please place your order no later than Monday, Dec. 13.  All orders placed by this date will be distributed to your student by Tuesday, Dec. 21. Please note, to minimize fees, all orders placed between now and Dec. 13 will be processed on Dec. 13. If you need your order prior to this, please contact our SCRIP coordinator in advance of placing your order, or consider purchasing an e-gift card, which will be immediately available. How To Register If you haven't done so already, create an account on the RaiseRight app or at ShopWithScrip.com using our enrollment code: CEE8F95D56976. Please reach out to Jenn Ernst at jennifer.j.ernst@gmail.com with any questions