Our Lady Queen of Peace School’s purpose is to provide a quality Catholic education in an atmosphere where each person is important and learning is specifically geared to the needs of the student as an individual and as a member of our school community. Our goal is to help each child reach his/her potential in all areas of development.
OLQP strives to create a Catholic community that promotes faith formation, academic excellence and service.
Our goal is to help each child reach his or her potential in all areas of development.
Free breakfast and lunch for all students
Warm & caring learning environment with committed staff
Spanish programs for all grades
Frequent service projects where students worship & serve together
Weekly mass attended by all students
Soccer, volleyball, football and basketball programs available
Before & after school childcare available
We participate in both the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice Programs—most students attend for free
Extracurricular activities available for all
The curriculum of Our Lady Queen of Peace School is in compliance with the recommended requirements set by the Milwaukee Archdiocese Office of Schools and the standards of Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA)/. An ongoing School Improvement Plan ensures that the evolving needs of the students are met through periodic reviews and updates of support materials, including textbooks, resources, and software.
Religion (Catholic doctrine, Scripture, Family Life Education, Safe Environment Education)
Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening)
Mathematics (including pre-algebra and algebra for students in grades 7 and 8).
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
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” (“To Teach As Jesus Did”). Catholic doctrine is taught, and the program reflects Catholic teaching as expressed in official Church documents. The program seeks to proclaim and teach God’s word in an atmosphere that promotes the faithful acceptance of it and the responsibilities it imposes.
Students engage in daily prayer and participate in the liturgy and other religious experiences. The students are helped to examine attitudes and values in order to develop behavior consistent with the faith they profess. Students learn about human needs, justice, mercy, and peace. They are given opportunities to respond to the needs of others by working together on numerous service projects. Personal, family, local and global concerns are addressed from a Christian perspective. Students are expected to respond to one another with love and a sense of justice.
In the K-4 classroom we focus on getting a strong foundation built for learning through out your child’s school career. Number and letter recognition are critical. We also try to build on your child’s emerging phonemic skills. Having good books read to them is very important. I have a large collection of children’s books that I bring from home to read during our different thematic units throughout the year. We do a lot of different art projects related to these theme units. Helping to develop your child’s social skills are just as important as his/her academic skills. We work a lot on manners in the classroom and school routine, as well as instilling in them what it means to be a good friend. Developing good learning skills are important and we work hard in the classroom to instill these skills for their future learning.
Junior Kindergarten (5K)
We will learn more about Christian actions that include: sharing, taking turns, loving, helping, caring about others and thanking them to. We put these into action in our classroom.
Our reading program uses big books and we learn about rhymes and repetitions. We learn how to see patterns in books, and how to see cause and effect. We focus on comprehension as we do follow up activities and remember the sequence of events in the stories we read. This program is phonics based, that is we focus on beginning sounds in words and we get to learn about sight words such as: the, to, go, said, here, I, my….
In math we learn how to sort and how to pattern, how to count and how to measure. We learn about numbers and shapes and sizes. We know how to make more, less, how to graph, how to tally. We know about heads and tails and money. We learn how to tell time to the hour, and the half hour and we make clocks. We count to 100 and have a party to celebrate one hundred days of school!
In science and social studies we learn about how to stay healthy (exercise and good nutrition) and happy (to love as Jesus loves), what a community is, and how to use all our senses to experience God’s creation.