The doors of Queen of Peace School opened in March of 1949 to 118 students.
At that time, the school only consisted of a cafeteria/auditorium and three classrooms. Seventy-four children came from Queen of Peace Parish and 44 from St. Aloysius Parish. The staff consisted of three religious Sisters of Precious Blood, with a fourth joining the staff later. It wasn’t until 1959 that the first lay teacher joined the faculty.
n 1954, a garage was added and was converted into classrooms in 1963. A new church was built in 1965 which included a church hall/cafeteria in the basement. The old church was converted into the school’s gymnasium with rooms attached for classrooms and offices. Increased school enrollment resulted in the construction of a new school building which was completed in 1991.
At that time, the staff consisted of a principal, secretary, and classroom teachers for preschool through grade 8. In addition, the parish employed three classroom aides and a librarian as well as offering the part-time services, of a nurse, tutor, speech/language therapist, art, music and physical education instructors.
A large addition to the school was completed in January 2007. Along with the new regulation sized high school gymnasium, the addition included an up-to-date science/computer lab, preschool, kindergarten, art, and music classrooms and a teachers’ workroom.
The school has an enrollment of 203 students this year. Technology has been ever changing and growing within the school, including Smartboards in every classroom, a media center with desktop PC’s, and a 1:1 initiative with iPads for grades K-2, and Chromebooks for grades 3-8.