Our Lady of Peace School

School Facts

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1957, 2007 marked 50 years of educational excellence
  • Classes: 3-year-old Preschool through Grade 8.
  • Current Enrollment: Approximately 404 students K - 8, Average Class size: 20
  • Our alumni have been recognized for scoring a perfect 2400 on the SAT's, 6 of 10 placing in the top honors at local high schools, honored for the Rotary Club "Service Above Self" award among numerous other extra-curricular awards.

Faith Experience

The Catholic foundation upon which Our Lady of Peace was built is woven through all aspects of student life. The school is committed to developing young people who understand and value the importance of character, self-discipline and faith: daily classes in religious education, weekly Mass, opportunities for spiritual growth and leadership, sacramental preparation, Living Stations of the Cross, Mary's Day celebration, as well as outreach programs designed to help students become aware of and reach out to those in need. OLP creates and upholds an environment that fosters the Catholic principles parents want their children to integrate into their lives.

Accreditation

Middle States accredited in 1982, re-accredited most recently in 2013. Faculty is certified in Pennsylvania. Our school meets or exceeds all Pennsylvania academics standards and Erie Diocesan guidelines with strong core courses, along with weekly music, art, computer, physical education classes, weekly liturgy attendance and library visits. We are very proud of our active and supportive parent-teacher organization.

Athletics and organizations

Boys and Girls JV & Varsity Basketball, Boys and Girls JV & Varsity Soccer, Football, K-8 Wrestling, Cross Country, Swimming, Golf, JV and Varsity Cheerleading, Intramural Bowling & Skiing, Chorus, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Math Challenge 24, Houghton-Mifflin Spelling Bee, Times-News Spelling Bee, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, To Know and To Serve Diocesan religion competition.

Amenities

Before & after school extended care programs; Half-day or full-day kindergarten option; Preschool Extension Program (PEP) available to 3 & 4 year olds enrolled in OLP preschool; 10 week Summer Care Program; Remedial programs in math, reading & speech; Act 89 services; School counselor; Enrichment in classroom; Annual class retreats; All School Arts Day (every other year); Weekly all-school Liturgies.

  • Technology: A brand new state-of-the-art computer lab and iPad cart.
  • Acres of property for outdoor activities including a playground, soccer field and walking access to Zuck Park.

Why Choose Our Lady of Peace School?

Top quality education; Balance of rigorous academic program with athletic and extra curricular opportunities; Rooted in the faith-based educational mission of the Catholic Church; and supportive, visible pastor and associate pastor.

Testimony from OLP Parent Trevor Murnock

Simply put, we chose OLP because it produces outstanding young people. Overt Catholicism, rigorous academics, exceptional extra-curriculars- all wrapped in a tremendously positive community of staff, parents, and students. We could not be more pleased nor feel more at home!