At a Glance

Lacordaire Academy an independent Catholic day school in Upper Montclair, NJ. The Academy is devoted to high standards of character, citizenship, and scholarship. Through a challenging curriculum, extensive extracurricular, advanced placement and elective offerings, and supportive faculty, Lacordaire prepares each student to grow into the person that they are called to be.


  • 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

Recent College Acceptances

American UniversityAlbright College Amherst College Arizona State University Bard College Barnard College of Columbia University Boston College Boston University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell College Caldwell University Carleton College Carnegie Mellon University Clemson University Colgate University College of the Holy Cross Cornell University Drew University Elon University Fairfield University Fairleigh Dickinson University Felician University Fordham University Georgetown University George Mason University George Washington University
Harvard UniversityHaverford College Hofstra University Howard University Ithaca College Le Moyne College Lehigh University Liceo Classico Della Valle D’Acosta, Italy Loyola University Maryland Marist College Marquette University Michigan State University Monmouth University Mount Holyoke College New Jersey Institute of Technology New York University Northeastern University Nova Southeastern University Pace University Parsons The New School for Design Penn State University- Main Campus Purdue University Ramapo College Rider University Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University
Sacred Heart UniversitySaint Elizabeth University Salve Regina University Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Seton Hall University Smith College Stevens Institute of Technology The College of New Jersey University of Arizona University of Delaware University of Hartford University of Kentucky University of Michigan University of New Haven University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of Rochester University of Rhode Island University of Tampa University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Scranton Ursinus College Villanova University Wellesley College Williams College Yale University

Recent High School Acceptances

Academy of Holy AngelsBergen Catholic High School Delbarton School Dominican Academy Fordham Preparatory School Friends Academy Immaculate Heart Academy Kent Place Lacordaire Academy Lawrenceville School Marist High School Mary Help of Christians Academy Montclair Kimberley Academy Morristown-Beard School
Mount Saint Dominic AcademyNewark Academy Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Oratory Preparatory School Regis High School Saint Peter’s Preparatory School Seton Hall Preparatory School The George School The Hudson School The Pingry School Union Catholic Regional High School Villa Walsh Academy Xavier High School