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Date Reminders:

  • Please see the Ministry in Action News post - we are collecting Jeans for Teens this month.
  • Summer Camp registration is open for students Pk to 4th grade, spaces are limited. Registration Form (PDF)
  • March 20th - Tricky Tray 2020 - Dinner Reservations now available. Click here.
  • The Academy Foundation 2019 Appeal letter is below. Please consider an online donation by going to https//

Friendly Reminders:

* Just a friendly reminder as the weather gets colder, make sure students wear sweaters and gym sweatshirts to stay warm.
* The library could use volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs....

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

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The Ministry in Action program continues to try new and exciting things.

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:

Read About Our Featured Academy Alumni

Meet Andrew Raleigh - Class of 2009

High School: Seton Hall Preparatory - Class of 2013 Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst - Class of 2017 Current Role: Senior Software Engineer at Vistaprint I'm very grateful for the positive experiences I had growing up at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. We continue to see the importance of STEM in our society - and AOLP does a fantastic job providing students in Pre-K-8 with the proper foundations to succeed in that career path. During my high school years at Seton Hall Prep, I worked during all four summers at Columbia University's Computer Science Department. In college, I became a research and development intern at a computer security start up company in NYC, where I helped develop internal tools to assist in their research. Finally, I had a great opportunity to work at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA for a summer internship before graduating and beginning my career at Vistaprint. I really enjoy living in the Boston area and I spend my free time hiking and camping in the White Mountains, and raising a Golden Retriever puppy named Rooney.

Meet Madeline Buerle - Class of 2013

Madeline, a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, is a Junior at Gettysburg College. She is a Politcal Science major, member of the Garthwait Leadership Center, and member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She continues to play volleyball which she started back in Middle School coached by Mr....

Catholic Schools Week 2020 – “The Catholic School Advantage”

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week starting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with a 9 AM Mass followed by an Open House and Reception from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. There are many events planned for the PreK-3 to Grade 8 students during the week-long celebration, including athletic events, school spirit days, STREAM Family Night, Grand Person’s Day and a Scholastic Book Fair. If you would like to learn more about the educational programs, athletics and after-school activities at The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, there will be two Open Houses during Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 26 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM and Tuesday, January 28 from 9 AM to 11 AM. Please email for more information. [video width="960" height="540" mp4=""][/video]   [pdf-embedder url="" title="Catholic Schools Week 2020 schedule (1)"]

Helping those in need…..

The Reece, Chacon and Naughton families delivered the Christmas in a Box gifts for 25 students at Horizon Elementary School and another 25 students at Horizon High School. The schools were so grateful for all of the generosity of The Academy families! Thank you to all who brought the spirit of Christmas to those in need.

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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Good Evening, Due to the continuous poor weather conditions, AOLP will have a delayed opening tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3rd. This means that school will start at 10:30 a.m. Preschool students, if you are in the morning session you do not have school tomorrow, if you are a full day student you will then start at 10:30 a.m. There will be no before care. There will be aftercare and dismissal will still be 2:45 p.m. for preschool and 3 p.m. for K through 8. Please be careful coming to school tomorrow. Thank you.