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.".

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,800
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1882
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
748 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
42 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic League, Amnesty International, ASB, Ballet Folklorico, BeYOUtiful Club, Blood Drive Committee, Book Club, Carondelet Circle, 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, Women of Science, Women’s Health Initiative, Writing Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Spring Sing, Thespians/Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheer

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 748 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,800
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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