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PK-12
Private
Upper Montclair, NJ
 

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Lacordaire Academy
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
Laco requires community service. There are daily morning meetings that talk about the needs of the community. The classes are small and students treat each other as family.

Lacordaire Academy
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
The homework load is quite heavy, but students who leave for high school and college are more than prepared as a result of the work load.


Lacordaire Academy
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
The school academics are rigorous. Persistence and grit are a part of the challenge at Laco.

Lacordaire Academy
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
The students have respect for themselves, the faculty and fellow students. The school has zero tolerance for bullying or slander.

Lacordaire Academy 5

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
This school is academically rigorous. It is also inclusive,diverse in every way and a place that encourages giving back to the world in a positive way. This school empowers children to take ownership for their lives and communities. Lacordaire is an extraordinary place.


Lacordaire Academy
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted June 21, 2015
- a parent
This is a school that talks about ethics, being a good person,practicing academic integrity and above all kindness.

Lacordaire Academy 1

Posted April 13, 2015
- a parent
I chose Lacordaire based on their sell of the school as a small, nurturing environment. That turned out being so far from the truth. They have the uncanny ability to harm a child's self-esteem

Lacordaire Academy 5

Posted April 07, 2014
- a community member
Most elementary schools require their pupils to wear gym uniforms if they happen to have gym that day. I find it very practical and my daughter doesn't have problem with it. I think this school is set in a charming and nurturing environment where children achieve higher standards because of their small class sizes.


Lacordaire Academy 1

Posted March 03, 2014
- a parent
Snooty, Pretentious, horrible facility. The worst qualities of Montclair in a nutshell. Several days a week the children wear sweatshirt and pant "uniforms" because the staff too lazy to allow them to change. Too small space, tiny classrooms. Upper level staff uninformed and dismissive. Principle was loopy an out-of-touch during interviews. How do places like this go on?
2 people found this helpful

Lacordaire Academy 3

Posted September 09, 2010
- a parent
My son attended Lacordaire from Pre-K through 8th grade. The early grades were very nurturing for him. When he got past grade three things began to change. Teachers become much more demanding. We noticed that teachers were not as helpful if there were academic concerns. Lacordaire has no use for students who learn differently or have a learning disability. They offer no services for students who are very intelligent but learn differently. Their compassion ceases. Some of the teachers, especially in the middle school demean the students and do not treat them with fairness. I know several students who left Lacordaire because the school did not offer any services for students with learning disabilities and teachers did very little to try to understand or service these students let alone raise their self esteem. These scars remain for a long, long time. Don't be fooled by the plays and fluff.
3 people found this helpful

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Lacordaire Academy
155 Lorraine Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ  07043
(973) 744-1156
Last modified Lacordaire Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Lacordaire Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top