Donor Leadership Circle Dinner

On November 16th, we celebrated the generosity of our Donor Leadership Circles; those who give at a level of $1,000 and above; over drinks and dinner at Halcyon Brasserie in Montclair. Current parents, board, former parents, faculty, and friends of the Academy were in attendance. Donations to the annual fund enhance our students’ daily experience and help us meet our operating…

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Welcoming Two Dominican Associates

On Sunday Nov. 12th, two Lacordaire community members were officially received as Caldwell Dominican Associates. Creative Dramatics teacher, Alexandra Giorgio, and Board of Trustees Member, Anne Utley, have been studying for the past year in preparation to become Associates.  Associate candidates have mentors who guide them through their Dominican journey.  Alexandra’s mentor was Lacordaire Director of Crisis Management and Facilities, Liz Owen, OPA. Anne’s mentor…

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Meet Francis Feliciano ’25

By Stephanie Mutuku ’24 Stephanie: What sports or clubs do you participate in at Lacordaire? Francis: I participate in volleyball, rowing, softball, and I played basketball in both Freshman and Sophomore year. Stephanie: What is your favorite class right now and why? Francis: My favorite classes are Environmental Science and Theater. I’ve always liked Science and since our class…

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Reflections from the Class of 2023 Checkerboard Editors

Reflections Intro by Amber Greene ’24, Ciara Latchman ’24, Mary Mecheal ’24, and Stephanie Mutuku ’24 It is Checkerboard tradition for the past editors to sign off and reflect on their experiences writing for the school paper. When you write four editions per year it becomes second nature. The Class of 2023 have expressed their feelings about leaving Checkerboard and…

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Mrs. K Visits Laco Alumnae in Tampa

Saydi Callahan Keefe,  Director of Admissions, recently visited two Upper School alumnae at the University of Tampa.  Liz Kelly ’20  is a senior at UT. She is a double major in Business Management and Marketing. Liz is a Spartan Ambassador in the UT Admissions Office, a secretary of UT Catholic, and a member of PAWS and DECA Collegiate. She was elected into…

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