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PreSchool Registration is Now Open!

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Where faith, learning and fun go hand in hand!
 

Program Offerings Morning and Full Day Classes For children ages 2.5 to 5

Apply now for the 2022-2023 School Year

 

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Preschool program focuses on the developmental needs of preschool students, encouraging them to explore, create and learn. We have adopted teaching and learning practices from the Creative Curriculum program to support students as they learn through discovery, create artwork, conduct science experiments and play pretend. We strive to best prepare our students to have the highest level of success in Kindergarten.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Preschool Programs offer thematically integrated curriculum in the subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies, religion, technology, library, Spanish, music and art. Our three year old program introduces students to colors, shapes, numbers and nursery rhymes as key content. Then, in PreK 4, students are introduced to relevant curriculum that presents readiness skills essential in the preparation for Kindergarten.

  Early Threes (8:45-11:45AM) M/W/F ($4000) or T/TH ($3000) All Five Days ($6200) This is our youngest program. This program is intended for students who will turn three between August 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. Students may stay for Lunch Bunch until 12:45. Students are encouraged to be potty trained, but support...

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

Join Us October 21st for a Lovely Evening out!

Hello AOLP Families -
We are so pleased the beginning of the school is off and running and we are able to gather again.  We are extremely excited to be hosting a wonderful Wine Dinner at Ancona Restaurant outside under their large tent on October 21, 2021.  Please see attached flyer for details.  
 
We truly hope you will join us for a lovely evening out with friends, sharing delicious food, drinking fabulous wine and supporting our school!  It is going to be a wonderful night!
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Chris & Denise Reece
Roger & Suzanne Fahy
Wine Dinner Co-Chairs

Academy Principal – Dr. Kelly Hart

  Dr. Kelly Hart became the Principal of The Academy in July of 2020. Dr. Hart completed her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Math, Science and Technology at The College of New Jersey and attained her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. Dr. Hart earned her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth, having given her dissertation in STEM Education. She most recently served as Supervisor of Educational Technology for the East Hanover Board of Education. She has taught Engineering at the high school level and STEM education at the middle school level. Dr. Hart is a Chatham native. She and her husband are raising two young children. On her new role at The Academy, Dr. Hart said, “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve a school with such a rich tradition of education and the evident support of the Our Lady of Peace community. During this most challenging time, The Academy and community have rallied as a family to ensure the school remains a caring, safe, faithful, and academically rich environment. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with the teachers, parents, and community members at The Academy and to share my devotion in making this school year and every year a great success.” School Board President, David Janazzo notes, “Dr. Hart is a highly credentialed, qualified, and impressive educational leader, with a desire to foster Catholic education for Academy students. The Board is confident that Dr. Hart will lead The Academy to long-term success.“  
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