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

College Acceptances 2017-2022

American University

Albright 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 University

Haverford 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

Montclair State University

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 University

Saint 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

High School Acceptances 2017-2022

Academy of Holy Angels

Bergen 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 Academy

Newark 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