Support Laco


The past eighteen months have brought challenges to all of us that we couldn’t have anticipated, and yet here at Lacordaire we have successfully found solutions. We didn’t just “get by”; we have arrived at a new moment for the Academy.  Registration is strong and we welcome returning students and families, as well as many new ones.  The rigor of our academics continues to bring out the best in the minds of our students. Faith drives our commitment to children and families.  As a Catholic school, we help our students to grow spiritually and to express love of their neighbor through service. Finally, by addressing the whole child and nurturing moral development, we foster strength of character in every student.

Now more than ever; we know that the Lacordaire difference—an emphasis on Faith, Academics and Character—will see us through.

Please consider making a gift to Lacordaire. 

With your help, we can make so much possible for every student.

In today’s uncertain world, there is one thing you can be sure of:  we will do our best for every Lacordaire student.  In doing so we will bring out the best in every one of them, we will be good neighbors to the broader community, and we will make our alums proud.   

Thanks for being a part of another great year for LACO!  

With gratitude,

Megan Mannato

Head of School

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
973-744-1156 x33
Lacordaire Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization (EIN Number 22-1591647). 


Your gifts support the Academy’s core mission to provide a challenging independent school education, rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition that empowers and nurtures students. Your generosity directly sustains Lacordaire’s 100-year legacy of successfully preparing young people to succeed in high school, college, and life.

The Academy’s small class size, nurturing safe environment, caring teachers, warm sense of community, and strong values provide exceptional opportunities for students of all ages. Our success is measured daily in the ability to engage young people as self-directed, competent, and confident life-long learners and responsible citizens