Queen of Peace Parish was established in 1964. The school opened the following year with 4 grades in 2 classrooms. One grade was added each succeeding year until 1968, when Queen of Peace became a full, eight-year elementary school. Originally operated by the Holy Names Sisters, the school is now staffed entirely by lay teachers.
Today, Queen of Peace School offers a comprehensive, Catholic education for children, 3 years old through 5th grade. Our focus is on educating the whole child. We pride ourselves on working in cooperation with parents to help direct children toward the best version of themselves. The molding of tomorrows best, self-directed, problem solvers, with hearts rooted in Christ, is our goal at Queen of Peace
Our curriculum is purposefully planned and developed to reach all children—spriitually, academically, physically and socially. We do this by offering core subjects as well as music, physical education, art and religion. PE and religion are taught every day. Music is twice weekly and art is a one hour class weekly. After school programs and clubs are also offered. Play is also an important part of growing up at Queen of Peace. Our playgrounds and play spaces are designed to be inclusive and full of opportunities to explore. Children grades prek through four have an hour of scheduled recess daily on beautiful playgrounds and lawns. Fifth graders spend 45 minutes in play daily as they prepare for the rigor of middle school.
Children at Queen of Peace are taught to follow the Catholic tradition of service to others. Annually we participate in a variety of grade level appropriate service projects. Students volunteer for Marion-Polk Food Share, raise produce in our garden to donate and collect food for the food share’s Table of Plenty distribution center on campus. Children collect gifts for Simonka Place, balls and bears for St. Ed’s, and money for the children’s orphanage in Pimpollo, Mexico are other regular opportunities. Giving to others and being thankful for our many gifts becomes second nature to a Queen of Peace graduate.
The shephard guiding our flock is Fr. Timothy Mockaitis. Queen of Peace has been blessed to have him as our role model in faith since 2006.
Families have trusted their children to Queen of Peace School for over 50 years. If you are looking for a partner in raising confident, kind, faith-filled children, you’ve found your home here at Queen of Peace.