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.".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1882
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students728 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Number of AP Courses30 courses
Advanced CoursesAlgebra 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 CodeFormal
(Polo, Skirt, Sweater/Sweater Vest)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,800
Tuition NotesTuition Assistance is available
Admissions DirectorErica Huebner
Admissions AssociateMelissa Acosta

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsArchery, 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.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:
Chee

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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  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 1478 students
    2.9 miles
    5961 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619)298-8277
    2.9 9-12
    1478
  • Chula Vista
    Grades: 9-12 | 869 students
    13.7 miles
    1615 Mater Dei Dr
    Chula Vista, CA 91913
    (619)423-2121
    13.7 9-12
    869
  • Belmont
    Notre Dame High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 447 students
    438.4 miles
    1540 Ralston Ave
    Belmont, CA 94002
    (650)595-1913
    438.4 9-12
    447
  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 1628 students
    14 miles
    5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858)523-4000
    14 9-12
    1628
  • San Diego
    First Umc/san Diego
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K
    0.5 miles
    2111 Camino Del Rio South
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619)297-4366
    0.5 PK-K
    n/a

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