Cardinal Lacroix Academy is dedicated to offering the best possible work and learning environment; we value excellence in the pursuit of all aspects of school life and we believe each individual has unique gifts and talents needing to be discovered and developed.
Why Cardinal Lacroix Academy?
We are a Christ-centered 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. 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. 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.
Promoting Academic Excellence
Pre-K & Kindergarten
After Care Program
Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future
St. Anthony School
St. Casimir School
Establishment of Cardinal Lacroix Academy
In the spring of 2018, Bishop Peter A. Libasci and Superintedent of Schools David A. Thibault, announced that St. Anthony of Padua Parish School and St. Casimir School would unify to become a new parish school, Cardinal Lacroix Academy, beginning in August 2018. This new Pre-k-6 school will be named after Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, I.S.P.X., Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada. Cardinal Lacroix grew up in Manchester, NH and is an alumnus of St. Anthony School and Trinity High School. This unification of both schools, strong in their history and tradition, is an exciting move for Catholic education in New Hampshire. For over a century, thousands of students have walked their halls. This unification is the beginning of a new future, to ensure that thousands more students will continue to excel. Cardinal Lacroix Academy will play a key role in reinvigoration of our Catholic schools. Cardinal Lacroix Academy is authentically Catholic, offering a curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse student body, and celebrates a vibrant liturgical life in union with St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Cardinal Lacroix Academy operates as a parish school, connected to St. Anthony of Padua parish, of which Very Rev. Richard Dion is pastor.
Fostering A Relationship with God
“Cardinal Lacroix Academy is committed to offering the best means to instill an excellent academic challenge with a vibrant liturgical life for the well-being of all students.”Very Rev. Richard Dion, V.F.