Darlene Coogan

  • Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is a member of the Florida Catholic Conference & National Catholic Education Association.
  • The campus is located in SW Gainesville on 27 beautifully landscaped acres which includes the elementary & middle school, church, sports field, basketball & tennis courts, a state of the art media center & gymnasium.
  • In a loving & supportive environment, QPA strives toward superior academic excellence where the needs of the child are enveloped in developmentally appropriate practices.
  • We provide an environment where each student can discover his or her own gifts & abilities in an atmosphere where ideas can be expressed, respected, & challenged.
  • QPA's curriculum is a diverse program that is offered in a small class environment which enables us to strengthen & enrich our student's personal love of learning.
  • We are proud to offer our students not only an excellent curriculum, but many enriching programs.
  • Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is truly the school where "Faith and Education Unite!".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$230
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease see school website at www.qopqcademy.org
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students490 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Darlene Coogan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Please see school website for dress code.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease see school website for tuition cost at www.qopacademy.org
Admissions DirectorDarlene Coogan
Admissions AssociateDarlene Coogan


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choir, Science Club, Science Fair, Strings

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Band Ministry, Chess Club, Chinese, Drama, Duke Tip Program, Lego Club, Math Team, Music Ministry, National Jr. Honor Society, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Spanish, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band

School Notes

  • Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy scores in the top %10 in the Nation on the Terra Nova scores. Classes offered at the Academy are as follows: Chinese, Spanish, Art, Technology, Music, Music Appreciation, Band, Media, Physical Education, Robotics, Coding and Advanced Math.
  • What does a Catholic Education mean for your child-A Catholic Education means collegebound peers. The vast majority of all elementary and secondary Catholic school students go to college. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of Catholic Secondary school students graduate and ninety seven percent (97%) go to college. At Catholic Schools preparation for college is a clear goal that both parent, teacher and student embrace. 
  • The best way to understand why Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is an academically successful prep school for students of all types of learning styles is to see our students in the classroom and meet our teachers.  Our curriculum is a dynamic, hands on program that promotes personal character and a united love of learning. We encourage visits from prospective students and their families. Visits are designed for you to learn more about the Academy in order to provide you with the opportunity to assess the benefits of our school as they pertain to your child`s academic and personal needs. We are currently accepting new students.
  • Standardized Testing-Why do we take the Terra Nova instead of the FSA/EOC. The FSA/EOC is designed only to assess how students are meeting the Florida Sunshine State standards.  There are no national comparisons, no connection to cognitive abilities, and high stakes are based solely on accountability. The Terra Nova is a norm-referenced test based on the National Standards.  Score norms are based on all students in the country who took the same test in the same grade. The Terra Novaprovides feedback on how effectively our teaching methods are preparing your children for high school on a national level.                                                                                      

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