Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ., Lacordaire Academy was named in honor of Pere Henri Lacordaire, a 19th century Dominican priest and educator. 

From the beginning, the Lacordaire community – alumnae/i, parents, faculty, friends, foundations, and businesses – have generously supported the Academy. 

Our history AND our future are built on the kindness and generosity of our donors. 

Our supporters believe in us. 

Make a Difference and Support the Annual Fund 

Tuition alone does not cover the total cost of educating a student at Lacordaire. Donations supplement tuition and help us to meet our operating budget. 

A gift to Lacordaire impacts the daily experience of our students.  It makes so much possible: 

  • small class size 
  • campus maintenance and improvements
  • enhancements to classrooms
  • upgrades to technology
  • professional development for faculty and staff.

Meet the
Development Team

Marissa Klapwald
Director of Advancement
Nick de Toustain
Director of Development
Kelly Reilly ’11
Assistant Director of Advancement

Every gift benefits every student. 

For more information, please contact the Development Team:

Marissa Klapwald, Director of Advancement

Nick De Toustain, Director of Development

Kelly Reilly, Class of 2011, Assistant Director of Advancement

Development Office
Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Avenue
Upper Montclair , NJ 07043
Lacordaire Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization (EIN Number 22-1591647).