At a Glance

An independent, college preparatory school, Lacordaire Academy offers small class sizes and a challenging curriculum to help shape our students into the empowered leaders of tomorrow, while providing a supportive community rooted in Dominican faith tradition. This combination of challenge and support makes Lacordaire a cutting-edge academic institution, and a strong community that lasts a lifetime.


  • Over 100 years of providing excellent education in the Dominican tradition
  • Average class size of 15-18, which provides a nurturing environment, opportunities for mentorship, and a values-based curriculum
  • All faculty hold teacher certifications and/or advanced degrees (Master’s or Doctorates) from accredited universities and colleges
  • Middle States Accredited
  • Member of NAIS and NJAIS
  • Member of the National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society
  • Member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
  • Affiliated with the Online School for Girls and National Coalition for Girls School, providing greater coursework opportunities
  • Montessori approach to experiential learning for academic curriculum in Pre-K
  • Process Approach used to teach writing in grades 1–8
  • Harkness Conference Method used in grades 5-12
  • Rigorous AP program in the Upper School
  • Signature Programs in  Arts, Social Justice, and Public Speaking
  • “The Empower Series, Women Who Inspire” is a speaker series in the Upper School that features prominent and successful women to empower students to reach their career and life goals


  • Picturesque three acre campus, a short distance from resources such as the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair State University
  • Over twenty Smart Boards throughout the Academy; used daily in in Pre-K-12
  • Chromebooks, iPads, and iPad minis for faculty and student use in Pre-K-12
  • Three science labs Academy-wide
  • Google Apps for Education School



Class of 2021 8th Grade Acceptances

Regis High School
Mount Saint Dominic
St. Mary’s High School

Lacordaire Academy
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Ridgewood High School

Passaic County Technical Institute
DePaul Catholic High School

Class of 2021 Senior Acceptances

Carleton College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fordham University
Loyola University Maryland
Monmouth University
Montclair State University

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Pace University
Purdue University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College
Seton Hall University

Smith College
University of Kentucky
University of New Haven
University of Tampa
Williams College