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Lacordaire Academy Upper School
  • Private, Catholic, All-Girls
  • 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.

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade C+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
December 10
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,250
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$5,000
From Lacordaire Academy Upper School

Lacordaire Academy Upper School is a 100-year-old independent, college preparatory school in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse population of women in grades 9–12th. The school is on a 3-acre campus in Upper Montclair, and facilitates a rigorous curriculum empowers students to develop their own gifts and talents. Lacordaire has a warmth and connectedness that is distinct. Class sizes are 20-25 students. The Upper School prepares young women for exceptional leadership and empowerment. Graduates have been accepted to Harvard, Yale, Brown, Barnard and UPenn. Please register via our website for our Virtual Open House Oct. 18th, Future Freshman Sessions Oct. 29th and Nov. 5th, and our Academy Information Session on Dec. 2nd. Please also consider making a private appt. with the Admissions Office. We look forward to talking with you!

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Lacordaire Academy Upper School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1140
25 responses
Average ACT
28
5 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Glow Out
    43%
  • Sports Banquet
    29%
  • Mission Bazaar, One Acts
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

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Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
80
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
2:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 5 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 5 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 3 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$211,221
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,008
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$766,100
National
$217,500

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