Our Mission

Mission Statement

Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”

Philosophy Statement

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP), founded in 1882, celebrates a rich history of empowering young women to become Catholic leaders in their local community and in the world. Guided by Gospel values and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, faculty and staff inspire young women to be leaders who impact global change by building community through a conscious love of God and love of the dear neighbor without distinction. As a woman of faith, woman of heart, woman of courage and woman of excellence, an OLP student is provided opportunities to put her faith into action, and become a transformative agent of change in our world.

The school is committed to research-based practices, which foster intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning through an interdisciplinary lens, in order to form collaborative learners, visionaries and innovators. Looking toward preparing students for the future, critical thinking skills are woven across the curriculum, leveraging technology as a tool to facilitate student learning in an ever-changing world. An OLP student is encouraged to explore her passions within academic, athletic, co-curricular and spiritual activities, and develop a mindset ready to take risks and to strive for excellence.

The school celebrates the uniqueness of the individual girl and intentionally strives to foster an inclusive community, celebrating sisterhood and unifying love. While OLP endeavors to ensure there is a richness of opportunities to challenge student thinking, cultivate confidence and expand her capacity, rigorous learning is consistently balanced in an environment of support and joy. In partnership with parents as the primary educators, OLP seeks opportunities to actively engage them in their daughter’s transformative academic and faith experiences.

Integral Student Outcomes (ISOs)

A woman of faith who…

  • maintains a relationship with “God and the dear neighbor without distinction”
  • understands and values Catholic teachings
  • applies Gospel values through her actions and choices
  • encourages and serves as a model to others in fostering the mission of Jesus in our world

A woman of heart who…

  • actively works to foster solidarity, unity and sisterhood in a spirit of joy
  • recognizes and values the diversity of society
  • acts as a responsible member of the global community to promote justice and peace
  • strives for unity and reconciliation through compassion for others

A woman of courage who…

  • takes initiative in response to challenges
  • advocates for social justice embodying Catholic Social Teaching
  • perseveres through challenges and adversity
  • chooses integrity regardless of personal consequences

A woman of excellence who…

  • seeks collaboratively to solve problems through critical thinking and creative solutions
  • seeks opportunities to be challenged and takes risks in the active pursuit of learning
  • communicates ideas and perspectives effectively and articulately through appropriate mediums
  • adapts to emerging technology responsibly