Be a "Freshman for a Day" on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Register with our Admissions Director, Joan Hearst.  Please join us for our Academy Open House, Sunday, October 26 from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm and our Pinewood Derby Race and Pasta Night Saturday, November 8th at 6:00 pm. Visit our website at Lacordaire Now for more information and upcoming events.

Quick Facts

Lower/Middle School
Standardized Testing
· Qualified for Blue Ribbon School based on 2011 Terra Nova (TN) Test Scores for grades 1-7
- Grades 1-7 scored an average of 12 percentile points higher than the Achiocese of Newark's 2012 Median percentile TerraNova score for    comparable grades
· 4th grade TerraNova Writing Assessment 2012 Median NP Score: 98%
- 7th Grade TerraNova Writing Assessment 2012 Median NP Score: 91%
- COOP 2012 Scores: 63% of the 8th grade scored in the well-above average to highest stanin in Math and Langauge Arts;
  50% of the 8grade scored in the well-above average to highest stanine in Reading 

Awards and Recognition
· Award Winning Forensics Team gr. 5-8:2012 North Jersey League Champions ; 2nd Place at Union Catholic  Tournament
· League Champions in Volleyball —coed grades 5-8
· Award Winning Performing Arts: Shakespeare Competition at Drew University grades 7& 8
· Recognized as an Honor School by Creative Communications ifor writing program
What Makes Us Different
· Over 90 years of providing excellent education in the Dominican tradition
· Small classes, nurturing environment and a values-based curriculum
· Academic program offered in Pre K and Process Approach used to teach writing in grades K– 8
· Harkness method and room used by disciplines of Humanities in grades 7-12
· Creative Dramatics, Reader’s Theatre and Performing Arts used to improve reading
      comprehension and communication skills
Technology and Labs
· Twenty Smart Boards  throughout Academy; used daily in grades K-8
 -  16 iPad IIs, 10 iPad mini's for faculty and students; Classrooms with Apple TV and wireless IPad II connectivity
· Two computer labs with all new computers and flat screen monitors and three science labs
· Computers in every classroom and six more in library for student use
· Kindle Pilot Program

Academic Philosophy
Lacordaire Academy strives to deliver a challenging interactive curriculum that engages students, strengthens communication skills, encourages critical thinking and problem solving and promotes global awareness, character development, and creativity.
The Academy is located in Upper Montclair on a picturesque three acre campus  a short distance from resources such as the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair State University.
All full time faculty members have Teaching Certificates in Education and/or advanced degree(s)  in their field or subject area.
Graduates: All of our graduates are accepted into competitive Catholic, private or boarding schools of their choice, many with scholarships and in advanced classes. Schools our  graduates attend include but are not limited to the following:
Lacordaire Academy                             Regis High School                                    Montclair Kimberly Academy              Miss Porter's School
Oak Knoll                                                Delbarton                                                     Saint Peter’s Prep                                 Kingwood Oxford School
Kent Place                                              Oratory Prep                                                Seton Hall Prep
Pingry                                                      Newark Academy                                       Bergen Catholic High School
Villa Walsh                                              Phillips Exeter Academy                           Academy of the Holy Angels
Morristown-Beard                                  The TaftSchool                                            Academy of St. Elizabeth
Upper School

Member of NAIS and NJAIS
Middle States Accredited
College Scholarships awarded - 100%acceptance to college
     Class of 2011   Total awarded a class of 25 students:  $3,493,520
     Class of 2012   Total awarded a class of 21 students:  $ 3, 2231,000
Member of the National Honor Society
Compete annually in the national Mock Trial Competition
Invitational to State Tournaments – Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball teams
CSI Investigation Competition – Caldwell College 4thplace
What makes us Different      
        Harkness method used by disciplines of Humanities               
        Accelerated Performing Arts program and Art Major offered
        Intersession Program      
               *Affords juniors/seniors internships shadowing a professional
               *Freshmen and sophomores focus on in-house educational experiences
        Small classes engaging students and creating leadership opportunities
        Over 90 years of providing excellence in education in the Dominican tradition
        On Line courses available
Individualized attention
        Advisor Program
        Tutorial Periods for one-on-one academic assistance
        College guidance
        SAT prep class
        Community service
College Level Courses  and AP’s
Approved for nine college level courses at Seton Hall University, Caldwell College and Fairleigh Dickinson University
AP Classes offered in Language Arts/French/Spanish /Calculus    

Technology and Labs
· Nineteen Smart Boards  throughout Academy
  Classrooms with Apple TV and wireless IPad II connectivity
· Two computer labs with all new computers and flat screen monitors and three science labs
· Computers in every classroom and six more in library for student use
· Kindle Pilot Program                                                                 
Graduates: All of our students attend college. Schools our graduates attend include but are not limited to the following:
Boston College                                                            Fordham University                                           Rutgers   University               
Bryn Mawr College                                                      Lehigh University                                               Smith College 
Boston University                                                         New Hampshire Institute of Art                         Seton Hall University
Caldwell College                                                          Montclair State University                                  University of Michigan
Cooper Union                                                               Parsons School of Design                               Villanova University
College of William and Mary                                       Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                       New York University
Rhode Island School of Design


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