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Students at recess (2021)
A St. Anthony of Padua Parish School
We are a Christ-centered Pre-K through Grade 6 school rooted in Catholic faith, tradition, and Gospel values. We are committed to encouraging each person’s relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to educating each child both intellectually and spiritually; challenging all students to develop their God-given gifts.
History dating back to 1907
Authentic Catholic Identity
Average Class Size: 18
Achieving Academic Excellence
We offer a robust academic program focused on differentiated instruction and presented using research-based teaching methods that actively engage students in the learning process to foster comprehension. We create a joyful educational experience for all students.
Cardinal Lacroix Academy is committed to the belief that each person is a child of God, deserving of the opportunity to pursue a Catholic Education. Tuition Assistance is available, as we continue to make a Catholic education accessible to any child that desires it.
We appreciate the diversity of all peoples and promote a commitment to care, service, respect and compassion within our school community and society in general. We encourage full involvement of parents, students, staff, and parish in the life of the school.
Our weekly newsletter goes out to all of our enrolled families. This gives parents and guardians a look into what students are learning each week as well as upcoming events, announcements, and updates. We strongly encourage all families to read the newsletters as a way to stay connected!
Building Our Community
Cardinal Lacroix Academy was established in 2018 through the unification of St. Anthony of Padua and St. Casimir schools. Once serving the French Canadian and Polish immigrant populations of their time, both St. Casimir and St. Anthony schools have enjoyed a richly diverse student body. The school occupies the building that once housed St. Anthony of Padua School. The Name was chosen in honor of Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, a 1970 Graduate from Saint Anthony’s.
Cardinal Lacroix Academy seeks to educate students of all faiths and backgrounds in an environment that celebrates the diversity of its community. The school is committed to serving the students and families in the heart of Manchester and its surrounding towns.
“It is time to renew and reinvigorate these schools, to bring them together, building on their strong past, yet creating something new- a new school that will exemplify the fullness of a Catholic education, always centered on Jesus, for many years to come. This new name gives us a tangible representation of this new hope and new future!”
Bishop Peter A. Libasci
On his decision to unify St. Anthony and St. Casimir Schools.
What Our Families Are Saying:
"What I like about Cardinal Lacroix Academy over public schools or other private schools is the small class sizes and the ratio of adults to children."
"The attention that is able to be spent on your child literally has NO PRICE TAG! My son was struggling in public school even only being in Kindergarten and the first couple weeks of first grade. I was constantly being nagged by his teacher(s) that my son was not able to focus at school and needed “medication”.... He is THRIVING AT CARDINAL LACROIX ACADEMY!"
"We love the support from the school and the dedication of the teachers."
"Having gone to a private school myself I know the rigorous education that is provided and high standards to students. CLA also nurtures my daughter in her faith discovery."
Contact our Administrative Assistant, Nicole De Barros