Welcome From The Head Of School

Welcome to Lacordaire!  As we begin our 98th year at the Academy, we remain steadfast in the values upon which we were founded of justice, study and global awareness.  We are a faculty of accomplished instructors who care deeply about the students they serve and the subjects they teach.  We are a community of students who embrace the endless possibility and potential that is open to them.  We are home to a culture that is innovative, rigorous and affirming.  If you have not visited us, please do so. You will see and experience firsthand the many reasons that our parents and students have chosen Lacordaire Academy for their educational journey.

As a premiere independent school rooted in the Dominican tradition, we provide a progressive and student-centered learning environment for learners in grades Pre-K through 12.  Our students are engaged by their teachers and peers in a setting in which they are free to take risks, explore, imagine and grow.  They are athletes and poets, scholars and musicians, orators and scientists, teammates and leaders.  Their energy and enthusiasm overflow from our classrooms to our dining hall and from our hallways to our playing fields.

Whether you are a prospective student or family member investigating our community for the first time or an alum reconnecting with your alma mater, I encourage you to explore our website.  These pages will give you glimpses of the opportunities and accomplishments that embody the Lacordaire experience.  Please do not hesitate to be in touch with us and to visit our campus in person.  We look forward to seeing you as you are always welcome!

Best Wishes,

William C. Hambleton, Ed.D.
Head of School



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