Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is an Early French Immersion School from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8. We are committed to continuing standards of excellence and providing your children with every opportunity to learn, grow, achieve and celebrate in all that our school has to offer! We do this by living our Catholic values and following our school motto: “Let the Spirit of Peace be Your Guide/ Que l’Esprit de la Paix soit votre guide!".
We take pride in the many ways that we strive to enhance our students' experience here at Our Lady of Peace. Our dedicated teachers give of their time and talents to offer a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities for your children. We encourage participation in our many clubs, teams, and school events throughout the year.
As a member of the larger Catholic community, Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is rooted in the Catholic faith and doctrines. Our school is committed to Catholic education incorporating the teachings of Jesus in recognizing the needs of all within its community.
Our Lady of Peace school strives to be a safe and welcoming environment for all the students. To this end, policies have been established for the security and well-being of all. Programs such as peace education and conflict resolution are tied in with discipline code established last year. Parents, students and teachers all had input into devising the strategies used. The "Say No to Bullying” program was introduced. Continued efforts to utilize peer mediation in resolving conflicts will empower the students to develop their self-esteem and live in harmony with themselves and others.
The individual needs of the children are met through:
Access to special education programs.
Access to enrichment/gifted programs.
Access to technology.
Access to vocal and instrumental music programs.
Access to computer literacy programs.
In addition to the above, with the assistance of the Parent Council, every classroom will have access to design and technology materials.
In this complex and ever-changing world, the ones who can adapt and change and continue learning are the ones who will face the challenges presented to them. To this end, we as a school community have to provide our students with the education that will best equip them for the future. As the demands shift and change, so will the initiatives and programs offered at Our Lady of Peace School.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is a parish school. In 1951, the war and its aftermath were still uppermost in people's minds and when Father Percy H. Johnson was asked by His Eminence to take charge of the new parish, it was at this point that the name was changed from St. Albert the Great to Our Lady of Peace.
The school and church were designed by architect James Haffa. In September 1953, Our Lady of Peace Catholic School was formally opened. The original school had 10 rooms and a gymnasium, but with the continued growth of the community four additional rooms were added in 1965. A third addition was added in 1968 consisting of the present gymnasium and one room. This expansion allowed the old gym to be converted into a library.
During the early 1970's the population remained constant, but in the latter part of the decade and in the early 1980's there began a decline in the school population, Declining enrollment during the 80's left the classrooms available for the introduction of the early French immersion program. In 1984 the first class was in operation.
During the 1990's, the school began to grow far more rapidly than expected. Much of the growth is due to young families returning to the area. Students enrolled in our school have parents and grandparents who are former school graduates.
The school has maintained its strong ties with the parish church and the community at large.