Recent News

Seniors Volunteer in Browning, Montana

Article written by Jessica Miano of the Newark Archdiocese Over spring break, 14 seniors from Lacordaire Academy in Upper Montclair traveled to Browning, Mont. to learn more about the Indigenous Americans of the area and their faith. From Feb. 24 to March 3, the students participated in the De la Salle Blackfeet School Immersion Program, performing service and learning…

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Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s Virtual Q&A with Lacordaire Upper School Students

Dr. Zinman, Ammy P., Allie J., Amber G., Milanya N., and Stepahnie M.  organized this year’s Women’s History Month Career Share. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, who was unable to be with us in person, answered students’ questions virtually. Our roster of special guests represented careers in medicine, journalism, finance, nursing, law enforcement & government, anthropology, educational leadership, entrepreneurship, and more.  Click…

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Upper School Students Participate in Math Modeling Challenge

This past Saturday, four of our juniors from Mu Alpha Theta participated in the Mathworks Math Modelling Challenge, sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM.) This is a competition where over 500 participating high schools in the United States and United Kingdom are given 14 hours to come up with a solution to a real world…

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Kindergarteners Perform On Stage

Congratulations to ALL of our Kindergartners on a job well done during this year’s K talent show! It can certainly be scary to get up on stage in front of the whole school, but our kids absolutely crushed it and showed everyone what they’ve got! Many thanks to Ms. Bielitz, Mrs. M, Mrs. Rains, Mrs. Zichelli, and all the…

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First Reconciliation

This morning, Alexander, Andrew, Frances, Gabrielle, Gianluca, Isabelle, Luke, Olivia, Sofia, and Teo– together with their families– celebrated the sacrament of First Reconciliation in the James Hall chapel. Fr. Lynx of St. Aloysius was our wonderful celebrant. Ms. Gerdes, with all of our non-Catholic second-graders, provided music and support throughout the ceremony. Reconciliation (also known as Confession) is the…

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Students Celebrate Lunar New Year

Current parents, Mr. and Mrs. Li took grades PK-4 on a magical journey from Newark Airport all the way to China to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Students learned about the inspired architecture of the Shanghai skyline, virtually experienced the city’s high-speed magnetic trains, guessed how many rooms are in the palace of the Forbidden City, and even watched…

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Julia Rearden ’26 Makes Poetry Out Loud Championship

On Tuesday, February 5, Julia Rearden ’26 represented Lacordaire Academy at the district-level championships of Poetry Out Loud at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, New Jersey. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry through a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and…

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MS. Coleman’s Students To Be Published in a Short Story Anthology, Sent to the Library of Congress

Back in October, all of Ms. Coleman’s 5th graders and two 8th graders submitted 100 word stories to the “Hunted: A Trail of Words” writing competition. Students in grades 5-12 were eligible and EVERY STUDENT who entered was accepted! They will be published in a short story anthology and will be included in a real life book that is even sent…

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Pre-K Practices Global New Year Traditions

Mrs. Thornton’s Pre-K class spent the last two days learning about the ways people celebrate the New Year around the world. They kicked off their celebration with a parade through the entire academy, banging pots and ringing bells while wearing crowns and hats. In addition, they worked hard on setting a perfect resolution for themselves in 2024. Today, students took…

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