Welcome from the Head of School
Head of School
Greetings and welcome to Lacordaire Academy. If you have not visited us, please do so. You will see and experience first hand the many reasons our parents and students have chosen Lacordaire. The Academy remains steadfast in providing a rigorous and vigorous curriculum that is rooted in the Dominican traditions of values, service, and justice. As I begin my sixth year as the Head of School and Lacordaire Academy’s begins its 93rd year inspiring young minds and educating tomorrow’s leaders, I am excited about evolving approaches to an interdisciplinary program of study and our advances in our pedagogy.
Innovative, effective, and personal instruction remains at the core of Lacordaire’s educational experience. This is how the Academy’s students grow, learn about the world, become inspired, and develop their dreams. To continue its challenging instructional platform and progressive academic curriculum Lacordaire Academy continues to refine and reinvent its program of study and methods of delivery.
Our Academy continues to keep pace with technology in the classroom. New this year will be the introduction of IPAD integration with our existing SmartBoards. From PreK-12, all of our students will participate in instruction that will be enhanced by being able to immediately access current data and related worldwide events. Our goal is to provide instruction that stimulates all the cognitive functions and inspires students to explore and enjoy their entire educational process.
The seamless PreK-12 curriculum that incorporates academics, appreciation and application of the arts, community service, and athletics keeps our students engaged and challenged. The rigors of the course of studies encourages our students to develop confidence, critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for them to proceed and be successful in each stage of their academic career. Leadership skills are gained by students taking charge and leading every activity we offer—clubs, sports, and in the arts. Our student-centered approach motivates students to take ownership of their school and its community. Many of our students participate in at least two sports, several clubs, and star in one of our theatre productions.
Lacordaire Students grow in a number of ways—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Our environment is most often summarized as being a “family.” Within this type of setting, the students are comfortable with seeking out risks, making mistakes, and having fun…serious fun! Our spiritual educational process goes well beyond the classroom. Our diverse student body leads liturgies and prayer services and spends countless hours performing community service.
In closing, I invite you to become part of this great community. Please visit each part of our website to gain a more in-depth understanding of Lacordaire Academy. Do not hesitate to be in touch. You can contact me at email@example.com.
Brian F. Morgan
Head of School