Our Lady Queen of Peace School’s purpose is to provide a quality Catholic education in an atmosphere where each person is important. Learning is specifically geared to the needs of the student as an individual and as a member of the school community. The curriculum of Our Lady Queen of Peace School follows the recommended requirements set by the Milwaukee Archdiocese Office of Schools and the standards of the Wisconsin Catholic Schools Accreditation (WCSA). An ongoing School Improvement Plan ensures that the evolving needs of the students are met through periodic reviews with MAP testing, Fountas & Pinnell and the Wisconsin Forward Exam. The School Improvement Plan updates support materials, including: textbooks, resources and software.
Religious education at Our Lady Queen of Peace School is directed toward enabling the student’s faith to “become living, conscious, and active through the light of instruction”. The students are taught Catholic doctrine which reflects teachings of official Church documents. This program seeks to teach God’s word in an atmosphere that promotes the faithful acceptance and responsibilities of it.
Students engage in daily prayer and participate in weekly liturgy as lectors, cantors, and altar servers. The students examine attitudes and values in order to develop behavior consistent with the faith they profess.
Students practice service by working with local businesses to help those in need. These programs include:
The Hunger Task Force food drive
Ben’s hygiene drive
Water balloon toss to raise money for Children’s Hospital
Partnership with the Terrace Nursing Home – classes visit and interact with the residents
Athletics and extracurricular activities allow students to expand classroom learnings, build interests and work together. Our Lady Queen of Peace offers an activity for just about every student. Students have the opportunity to participate in chess club, student council, altar service, choir and Aztec dance. Our organized sports include: soccer, football, volleyball and basketball.
Fun traditions such as the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration and dinner held in December each year, and a large community building Mexican celebration – Día del Niño– held every spring, bring the school families together for festive activities and a cookout.