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Catholic Schools Week 2020

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. The celebration concludes on Friday when Academy 8th graders receive their Academy school pin during a Mass and Pin Ceremony with their parents and the student body in attendance. 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.   [pdf-embedder url="" title="Catholic Schools Week 2020 schedule (1)"]

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 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 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. Gargiulo and Mrs. Raleigh at The Academy. She played four years at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, winning three Conference and County Championships. She was team captain as a senior and selected first-team All-Conference and All-County. She just finished her third Centennial Conference season at Gettysburg, where she plays defensive specialist and libero. She looks back fondly to her days at The Academy; her friends, teachers and her love of volleyball!

Meet Donna Scarola - Class of 2005

Undergraduate Degree: Seton Hall University
Graduate Degree: Georgetown University
Current Role: Global Head, Performance Management and Leadership Model Read More

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.