NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Every year The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence enhances its academic and extra-curricular offerings to its students.

What can students anticipate this new year? Much more than ever before. Every grade level has something to look forward as they enter the doors this Fall.

At the Kindergarten level, The Academy is introducing The Superkids Reading program which is a core literacy curriculum that teaches all aspects of reading, seamlessly integrated with the language arts. It combines rigorous instruction with highly motivating materials for all different leveled readers.  Third and fourth graders can look forward to more options for the weekly club period, with the addition of a K’Nex club, in which students learn to design and construct moving parts to create an integrated complex project.

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Sport enthusiasts will love The Academy’s new swim club and team! Our student swimmers will be utilizing the nearby and newly built Berkeley Aquatic Center in town. Soccer lovers will enjoy our new club and team that practices after school on our very own sports fields.

In the middle school, 8th grade students will now be eligible for an Honors Language Arts course. We are also very happy to announce our newest faculty member, Father Johan Betancourt, who will be teaching a middle school religion class. He is the Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Peace Church and is well known for his inspiring and faith-filled homilies. Everyone is looking forward to having a member of the clergy teaching at The Academy!

In the ever-changing world of technology, students will be using newly-updated iPads, upgraded Windows-10 computers, new laptops and brand new Sphero robot balls in grades K-8. We also look forward to more 3D designing and printing with our MakerBot 3D printer in the computer lab!

Last but not least, The Academy will be expanding its annual science fair into a STEM Expo, so the students can delve deeper into the complex subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace located at 99 South Street, New Providence, offers students from Prek-3 years through Grade 8 a faith-based, excellent education which acknowledges each child’s individual ability to achieve his/her fullest potential academically, socially, and spiritually. Come see what The Academy Advantage is all about! For more information, contact Danielle Johnston at 908-464-8657, or visit our website at www.TheAcademyOLP.org.