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."
135 Year Legacy
Grads go on to higher education
100% of our graduates consistently go on to higher education.
AP and Honors Courses Offered/Year:
Small class sizes mean 1-on-1 attention, thought sharing and collaboration.
of Class of 2017
offered a Merit-Based Scholarship
177 students offered at least one merit-based scholarship, more than $27.1 million in aid.
Application dates: Oct. 1, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018.
Emily Rivera '19
I can confidently say that I can be myself at OLP. I was able to find a great group of friends spanning out through all four grades. They are very accepting of who I am as a person and I have no doubt in my mind that has helped shape who I am as a person today.
Creativity is at the forefront of what 21st century companies are looking for in their employees. Here at OLP, students continue to break the mold and think outside the box of normalcy and expectation. We give you all the tools you need to succeed in college including our block schedule and college preparatory curriculum.
Rob and Robyn Scherer
OLP stood out from the other high schools we were deciding between because of its history and dedication to educating girls to be the next generation of women leaders. We believe in girls forming, creating and finding their own strong voice and convictions that can sometimes be quieted in coed situations.
Robyn is a freelance photographer & Robert is the President and Founder of TAG
Faith & Service
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1882, OLP has successfully educated young women for more than 135 years to meet the needs of society, always with the charism of the Sisters at heart. 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.
Troy and Paola Avila Gorostiza '93
As an alumna of OLP and my husband an alum of Saints, we could not imagine raising our daughters without the benefit of an OLP experience. Our opinion of OLP is further validated by our eldest daughter (Class of 2016), who quickly found her university classes comfortable because OLP prepared her for the future.
Paola is Vice President, International Business Affairs & Leadership Development, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Troy is President & CEO at Knowledge Stream Inc.
Every student at OLP is helped to realize she is a unique human being with gifts that can be developed and shared. In addition to a full class schedule, students are able to become active participants in a variety of school clubs, athletic teams, fine arts experiences, and social events.