Queen of Peace Catholic Academy

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Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #1 - Queen of Peace Catholic Academy serving y our family from PreK to 8th grade.
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #2 - 3rd Grade Social Studies learning how to prepare for a natural disaster! #qpcarocks #qpcastrong #catholicschoolstrong
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #3 - Having an Explorer`s Mindset means to allow yourself and your fellow classmates to work together to be problem solvers. It is an opportunity for personal and community growth. It encourages students to work independently and within a team.
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #4 - The Amazing Shake is a dynamic and exciting live competition that rallies leaders and role models in a school`s community together to teach students about professional skills for success.
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #5 - Check out our beautiful art room. Art is taught from Kindergaten to 8th Grade! #qpcarocks #qpcastrong #catholicschoolstrong
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #6 - The Middle School Academy House Program gives our students a sense of inclusion and engagement in a common enterprise which can have academic benefits as well as social-emotional ones.
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #7 - Don't forget to check out The Academy Camp on our website at www.qopacademy.org. #bestcampintown
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Photo #8 - We are a Project Lead The Way School from PreK to 8th Grade. Here is an example of what our 8th grade is doing. Medical Detectives is an elective 18-week course for 8th grade students. In Medical Detectives, students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease.
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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!".

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students
487 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Please see school website for dress code.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please see school website for tuition cost at www.qopacademy.org
Summer Program Cost
$245
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please see school website at www.qopqcademy.org
Admissions Director
Darlene Coogan
Admissions Associate
Darlene Coogan

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Band Ministry, Choir, Science Club, Science Fair

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Chinese, Drama, Garden Club, Math Team, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Music Ministry, National Jr. Honor Society, New Club, Robotics Team, Strings, Student Government, The Saints Storyteller club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Band, Spanish

School Notes

  • Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy scores in the top 15% in the Nation on the Terra Nova scores. We are a Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence!
  • Classes offered at the Academy are as follows: Chinese, Spanish, Art, Media Research, Music, Choir, Band, S.T.R.E.A.M (science, technology, religion, engineering, art, math), Physical Education, Robotics, Coding, Advanced Language Arts and Math.
  • What does a Catholic Education mean for your child-a Catholic Education means college bound 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.
  • We are a Project Lead The Way School! Reinventing the Classroom Experience Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive.
  • Our professional development for teachers provides training, resources, and support to engage students in real-world learning.Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
  • 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 Nova provides feedback on how effectively our teaching methods are preparing your children for high school on a national level.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Queen of Peace Catholic Academy cost?
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy's tuition is approximately $245 for summer students.
Does Queen of Peace Catholic Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Queen of Peace Catholic Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Queen of Peace Catholic Academy offer?
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Queen of Peace Catholic Academy's ranking?
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Queen of Peace Catholic Academy?
The application deadline for Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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Excellent academics, supportive community, and great opportunities for the students. Great aftercare program, too. We feel lucky to have found this school.
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Quality education, amazing families, amazing staff. All around very pleased.
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Wonderful and loving school. Great academics, great Admin. Team, great Teachers.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 487 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Gainesville, FL is $9,666 for elementary schools and $8,768 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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