- Faith-based education for preschool through eighth grade. Our curriculum is specific to the Diocese of Joliet and is based on Common Core curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards.
- Technology, physical education, art and music are part of each student’s schedule.
- Spanish is taught in fifth through eighth grade.
- Students in fourth through eighth grade change classes to be taught by a specific subject-area teacher.
- Junior high curriculum provides a strong foundation for high school studies. Many of our graduates “test out” of Algebra I and Spanish I in high school.
- Full-time resource teacher available for children with special needs.
- Three-year-old and four-year-old preschool curriculum is based on the Illinois State Standards.
- We offer full-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten programs.
- Low student-teacher ratio. Average class size is 18 students.
- Children of all faiths are welcome.
- Bus service is available for families who live in School District #61.
- Before- and after-school care is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate family schedules.
- State-of-the-art technology center, full-size gymnasium and stage, science lab, art room, music classroom and library.
- Beautiful, spacious preschool classrooms.
- Fully equipped library with computers and SMART Board technology.
- Technology Center with desk top computers and work areas.
- Large parking lot with dedicated section for safe drop off and pick up.
- Our fourth through eighth graders are a part of the 1:1 program that has each student using a Chromebook for all classes and at home.
- iPads are used on a daily basis in our Pre-K through third grade classrooms.
- SMART/ENO Board technology in the classrooms.
- Technology Center, with Microsoft based devices, is used by kindergarten through eighth grade
- Classrooms equipped with individual computers.
- Wireless internet access throughout school
- Classroom lesson plans integrate technology to expand learning resources.
- Online grade monitoring system and school communication for students in Pre-K through eighth grade.
- Teachers receive ongoing professional development opportunities related to academics, technology, and spirituality.
- A full-time resource teacher is on staff for students with special needs.
- Speech therapy services are provided through School District #61.
- Social Worker provided through Catholic Charities
- Parish priests regularly interact with Our Lady of Peace students.
Service & Community Involvement
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects including:
- Toys for Tots
- Clothing Drives
- Food Pantry
- Great Pink Out (breast cancer)
Student Activities & Resources
- Altar Servers
- Art Club
- Buddy Program
- Christmas & Spring Musical Programs
- Eucharistic Ministers (8th Grade)
- Fishing Club
- Geography Bee
- Girl & Boy Scouts
- Student Council
- Yearbook Club
Sports are offered to students in grades 5 through 8. We offer a no cut sports program so all are welcome to participate. OLP’s sports programs include:
- Girls & Boys Volleyball
- Girls & Boys Basketball
- Girls & Boys Track
- Girls & Boys Cross Country