- Private, Catholic
- UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Lacordaire Academy will be fully open for in person instruction in the 2021-22 academic year. Children will attend school in person 5 days a week, for full school days. Remote learning will not be offered.
Lacordaire Academy’s Lower School offers a well-balanced curriculum that both engages and challenges its students through inquiry, innovation, and project-based learning. Our youngest students learn through exploration of their world with hands-on and interactive activities.
The Middle School at Lacordaire emphasizes meaningful engagement with the curriculum among faculty and students. Focusing on 21st century skills, students in the middle school collaborate with one another, engage in critical thinking, and are challenged to problem solve.
Public Speaking Program
Oral recitation is a key component of our Language Arts curriculum. Students are instructed in areas of posture and presentation, memorization, use of voice, and interpretation. Participation on our Forensics or Debate teams further enhances these skills and provides a creative outlet for students.
- African American30%
- Native American0%
- Pacific Islander0%
- Offers Full WeekNo data available
- Offers Part WeekNo data available
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayNo data available
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade B+
Lacordaire Academy Lower/Middle School Reviews
-Small class size
-Nice community feel
-Recent regorganization and new administrators brought it
-Recent technology upgrades
-They do their best to beautify the school and paint, etc but the classrooms are very old
-The quality of the Foreign Language department is suffering and experiences a lot of turnover. If your child moves on to high school elsewhere, they will be put in the basic level language class no matter what, because Laco's foreign language department is not strong at all.
-The Head of Math department is cruel and unusual treatment of the students, and after years of complaining nothing was ever done so she continued to get away with foul treatment and disrespect of her students.
-Lack of cafeteria
-The workload can be overwhelming at times but they've tried to address this