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Official COVID-19 Plans Coming Soon!

Official COVID-19 Plans are COMING SOON!

Current Highlights for our Reopening:
  • Full-day classes everyday *
  • Also offering a Virtual Learning Experience
  • Small Student to Teacher Ratio
  • Spacious Classrooms
  • Limited Class Size
  • Before and After Care 7 AM to 7PM daily - staffed by Academy Teachers, Homework Assistance, Flexible for Drop-In Students, Facilities large enough for Social Distancing
APPLY NOW as class sizes are limited! * Continued monitoring of state and medical guidance to adjust plans as needed

We Welcome our New Principal – Dr. Kelly Hart

Dr. Kelly Hart Named Principal of The Academy of Our Lady of Peace July 8, 2020 New Providence, NJ The Academy of Our Lady of Peace School Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly Hart has been selected as the new Principal of The Academy. 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...

Please Join Us – Add your Name to our List of Supporters!

Many of you reading this, or your family members, have benefited from Catholic Education in the past. We have heard from many supporters and alumni how Catholic Education has impacted  their lives. We prayerfully ask you that you join us by pledging your commitment to the future generations of Academy students by clicking on the PLEDGE form below and adding your name to a growing list of supporters for The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. As a Parish run school, we count on your help and appreciate every gift no matter the amount. God Bless you, be well and thank you for your support!   PLEDGE -  

Help keep books in your student’s hands this summer – Shop Online at Our Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

June 8 - Sept. 4

We're having a Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair!

You can support our school while discovering favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Orders are delivered right to your doorstep and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Let's make this a summer to instill a love of reading!
Shop Now Online

Check here for Special Subject Activities – updated June 3, 2020

Parents and students please check here weekly for new assignments or notices regarding your Specials subjects. We will keep at least two weeks worth of work here for your reference. Please be patient as we are doing our best to get the information ready for you here. All Special assignments below will have a final DUE DATE of Wednesday, June 3rd. Please submit all work to your respective Specials teacher by that date. Thank you.
Special Subject Lessons
Music with Mr. Carle Email Week of May 25th to June 3rd Grades 1 & 2:
Grades 5 & 6: Read More

Check here for important dates and upcoming events.

Date Reminders:

  • Summer Camp registration is open for students PreK to 4th grade, spaces are limited. Registration Form (PDF)
  • May 29th NEW DATE - Tricky Tray 2020 - Dinner Reservations now available. Click here.
  • Spring Open House - POSTPONED
  • Family Volleyball Night- POSTPONED
  • Yearbooks and Boosters are now on sale for $23 per copy. Please check the Daily News for the flyer. There are 48 colorful pages capturing this school year's memories and all students PreK-3 to Grade 8 are in it! We appreciate your support!


Friendly Reminders:

* Just a friendly reminder, make sure students wear sweaters and gym sweatshirts to stay warm.
* The library could use volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Tyler, 
* Lunch this year has been switched around. Students will attend recess first and then go to lunch after. Please make sure your child has a filling, nutritious breakfast every morning. 
* To volunteer at Lunch Duty or any events...

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:

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....

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.
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