Award Year: 2017

The Academy of Our Lady Of Peace

99 South Street
New Providence, NJ, 07974-1989

(908) 464-8657

Mr. Joel Anthony Castillo EDS, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Newark

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The school establishes an academic and spiritual foundation. Students prepare to face the challenges of the future by building on their faith and team work.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 0%
Engaging Minds, Inspiring Faith, Building The Academy.

Engaging Minds, Inspiring Faith, Building The Academy.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a Middle States accredited Roman Catholic elementary school located in New Providence, New Jersey since 1954. The Academy serves students from pre-kindergarten through grade eight and is committed to providing an academically strong and spiritually sound foundation for all students.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is committed to continuing the support and guidance necessary to provide an excellent, Christ-centered education for future generations of learners. The faculty are able to challenge the students to look beyond the necessary and to strive for the exceptional.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) integration has been a strong focus of the Academy. By providing tools, such as Sphero robots, a 3D-printer, iPads, Lego Mindstorms, and hydroponics programs, students experience activities that develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in fun and exciting ways. The emphasis on developing and growing a STEAM culture has served the Academy well and has resulted in a variety of inter-disciplinary projects being initiated. From our robotics program to our solar car team, STEAM education is used for the investigation of scientific and technological ways to implement the United Nations' sustainable goals.

The Academy's goal of improving knowledge and the use of technological tools and processes, honors our school's definition of student achievement: "a positive and faith-filled attitude and confidence toward education with the motivation, knowledge and skills to become critical thinkers and life-long learners." Our tight-knit community of faculty, administration, families and parish is committed to these important goals.