Queen of Peace Catholic School educates children to be life-long learners who are Christ-centered and service-oriented.
Queen of Peace is proud of its heritage!
The Franciscan Fathers at St. Mary's Church in Phoenix established Sacred Heart Mission on the corner of Second Street and Country Club Drive in Mesa, Arizona, in 1908. They served the community until 1932, when the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart took over the mission. A mission school, under the guidance of Sister Mary Electa of the sisters of Mercy of the Precious Blood, was opened in the fall of 1940. The School was moved to its present location on Macdonald Street in 1942. There were 85 students in four grades. In 1947, a new church and the present school building were constructed and the parish's name was changed to Saint Mary, Queen of Peace. The parish hall was added in 1968 and was used as the school cafeteria. In 1977 Madonna Hall was built and used by the school for assemblies, school plays, music lessons, school community meetings, and the lunchroom. The Sisters of the Precious Blood continued to serve the school until 1981. In 2001 two new classrooms were added, one as a science lab and the other for the PreKinder classroom. Queen of Peace Catholic School and Parish is served by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. We continue to offer a quality Catholic education to all who qualify.
REASONS WHY QUEEN OF PEACE SHOULD BE YOUR SCHOOL:
- Quality teachers mean greater educational opportunities for your children.
- Queen of Peace Catholic School participates in the Catholic Youth Athletic Association providing team sports for all 5th through 8th grade students.
- Quality families that are actively involved. A School Board, PTO and a Dad's Club are present to assist and advise.
- Specialists for PE and Music classes.
- Quality instruction in Reading begins with an all day Pre-K and Kindergarten, with an emphasis on phonics, including the Accelerated Reader Program.
- Queen of Peace students receive instruction in technology that is integrated with core curriculum of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, History and Religion.
- Teachers are Arizona certified.
- Staff undergo an extensive background check.
- Students use the Accelerated Reader Program.
- Our priests are very supportive of Catholic education for all children.
- Religion & Sacramental preparation classes
- Hot Lunch program
- Competitive team sports with other Diocesan schools
- After-school program supporting educational activities
- Safe Environment Training required for any adult involved with children.
- Media Club (grades 5th - 8th)
- Student Council
- Drama Club
- National Junior Honor Society
- Learning Lab (grades 3rd - 8th) Monday through Thursday provides supervised study at no cost, 3:15 - 4:15
- PTO, Dad's Club - Mom's Club - Parent Advisory School Board