Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace

  • Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the "love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.".

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1882
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students 728 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Number of AP Courses 30 courses
Advanced Courses Algebra I-II Honors, AP Biology, AP Calculus A/B, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP French Language, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, Economics Honors, English I Honors, Geometry Honors, Pre-Calculus Honors, Spanish III Honors, Western Civilization Honors, World Literature Honors,
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Polo, Skirt, Sweater/Sweater Vest)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,800
Tuition Notes Tuition Assistance is available
Admissions Director Erica Huebner
Admissions Associate Melissa Acosta

Sports

Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloArcheryBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASB, Academic League, Amnesty International, Ballet Folklorico, BeYOUtiful Club, Blood Drive Committee, Book Club, Carondelet Circle, Cheer, Choral Club, Cinema Club, Critter Club, Culinary Club, Executive Council and Class Council, Fitness Club, French Club, Green Team, Interact Club, Junior Ambassadors, Kindness Project Task Force, Kiwins, Knitting Club, Liturgical Ministry, Lunch Bunch, Mock Trial, Multi-Cultural Club, Peace Commission, Peer Trainers, Peer Tutoring, Pilot Press, Pilot Productions, Pilots for Life, Red Cross School Club, Robotics, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Speech and Debate Team, Spring Sing, Thespians/Drama Club, Women of Science, Women’s Health Initiative, Writing Club, Yearbook ASB, Book Club, Cheer, Choral Club, Cinema Club, Critter Club, Culinary Club, Fitness Club, French Club, Green Team, Interact Club, Kiwins, Knitting Club, Lunch Bunch, Mock Trial, Peer Trainers, Peer Tutoring, Pilot Press, Robotics, Spring Sing, Writing Club, Yearbook, Academic League,
Amnesty International,
Ballet Folklorico,
BeYOUtiful Club,
Blood Drive Committee,
Carondelet Circle,
Executive Council and Class Council,
Junior Ambassadors,
Kindness Project Task Force,
Liturgical Ministry,
Multi-Cultural Club,
Peace Commission,
Pilot Productions,
Pilots for Life,
Red Cross School Club,
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers,
Speech and Debate Team,
Thespians/Drama Club,
Women of Science,
Women’s Health Initiative,

School Notes

  • The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), founded in 1882, celebrates a rich history of empowering young women to become Catholic leaders in their local community and in the world. Guided by Gospel values and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, faculty and staff inspire young women to be leaders who impact global change by building community through a conscious love of God and love of the dear neighbor without distinction. As a woman of faith, woman of heart, woman of courage and woman of excellence, an OLP student is provided opportunities to put her faith into action, and become a transformative agent of change in our world.
  • The school is committed to research-based practices, which foster intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning through an interdisciplinary lens, in order to form collaborative learners, visionaries and innovators. Looking toward preparing students for the future, critical thinking skills are woven across the curriculum, leveraging technology as a tool to facilitate student learning in an ever-changing world. An OLP student is encouraged to explore her passions within academic, athletic, co-curricular and spiritual activities, and develop a mindset ready to take risks and to strive for excellence.
  • The school celebrates the uniqueness of the individual girl and intentionally strives to foster an inclusive community, celebrating sisterhood and unifying love. While OLP endeavors to ensure there is a richness of opportunities to challenge student thinking, cultivate confidence and expand her capacity, rigorous learning is consistently balanced in an environment of support and joy. In partnership with parents as the primary educators, OLP seeks opportunities to actively engage them in their daughter`s transformative academic and faith experiences.
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