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PK-8
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Gainesville, FL
Students enrolled: 430
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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10900 SW 24th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607

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(352) 332-8808
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October 22, 2013
I do not like the school I don't know I just don't I don't like the teachers and they do not help at all they just tell us about stuff

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
This is our second year at Queen of Peace Academy, and my daughter loves it. The school is such a warm, welcoming place with teachers and staff that truly care about their students' success. We love it there!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2013
We have two children enrolled at QPCA. This is our children's second year at QPCA and our plan is to have them enrolled at this school through eighth grade. We feel their needs are being met academically, socially and spiritually. We have been pleasantly surprised that whenever we have a question or concern, both the teachers and/or the administration have been more than willing to talk to us and address any of our questions/concerns. We thank God that our children have the opportunity to experience and benefit from QPCA.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
Queen of Peace Academy is a wonderful place for my son. He is challenged academically, has made many good friends, and has enjoyed every one of his teachers and assistants. I like the school's emphasis on faith and the high standards for expected behavior. I am thankful to be a part of this community and we will be here through the 8th grade!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2013
We have been a part of Queen of Peace Catholic Academy since the day the school opened. My oldest daughter had the privilege of getting the "new" teacher every year and being part of the 1st graduating class. Our other 3 were right behind her. Two of our children went on to St. Francis Catholic High School and 2 to Eastside IB Program. All 4 had great high school experiences and were extremely well prepared for the high level classes they took. With 1 in college and 3 starting this August, we are extremely thankful for the education and the Christian foundation they received at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy. We are on round 2 at QPA with our 5 year old. Although the school has grown since we were first there, the excellent teachers, amazing leadership of Sister Nancy and the love they show to every single child of God has not changed. This is an amazing place for your child to grow and learn and we are grateful to God for this school in our children's lives!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2013
Our child has truly thrived since coming to Queen of Peace. We have terrific relationships with the teachers, and our child's class truly supportive of each other. Students demonstrate their commitment to the Christian faith on a daily basis and poor behavior is not tolerated. Children are held accountable for actions taken, be it incomplete work or inappropriate actions. This instills responsibility and positive growth. Academically, the curriculum is challenging and the teachers demanding but positive and supportive. No school can be perfect for all children, but we have found QPCA to be an absolutely perfect fit for our child and our family.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
My children are receiving or have received (a graduate) an outstanding education at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy. The faculty are a hard working motivated group who challenge the gifted while acknowledging that some students need additional help to succeed. Having lived in many other locations I consider myself fortunate to have been able to send my children to Queen of Peace and the success my older children have had in high school proves they are way ahead of their public and private school counterparts because they attended QPCA! The school is very open to new ideas and is welcoming to all parents interested in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
The primary reason that my children go to QPCA is for the FAITH aspect. I feel God's presence in the faculty and Administration, which transfers to the students. This makes it A Cathloic School and different from a private school. Now add Great Blue Ribbon Academics to that and you get more that what you paid for! I love that this is an option for us parents to give this gift of Catholic Education to our children. God Bless Us All!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
This school is above and beyond what I could ask for in my children's education. Having one already graduated and another about to begin high school in the fall, I cannot be more thankful to Queen of Peace for fully preparing them academically (more so in my opinion than most other schools), emotionally, and spiritually. I have been with Queen of Peace for many years only to see it continue to strive for excellence, which it has certainly achieved. Values are very important in our home, and I find comfort knowing that when my children leave the house they continue to be taught those same values at Queen of Peace. I am so grateful to be able to have my children receive a wonderful, faith based, quality education at Queen of Peace.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
I am thankful everyday for the faith based education that my children are receiving at Queen of Peace Academy. Our family has been a part of the QPA family for eight years and we are so blessed to have found such a loving environment that allows children to be the best they can be. Thank you QPA teachers and staff for always going above and beyond for our children.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
I'm ok with the fact that the costs continue to go up, the problem I have is the quality is going down. I don't understand how you put a brand new teacher in their first year in charge of one of the higher grade classes?!?! This is an un-tested person who is brand new to the work and doesn't have the experience under their belt to be able to identify when students are truly having issues and are too embarrassed or shy to ask for help versus a student who isn't trying at all & so they just ignore them and let them fail. They won't even make the effort to contact the parent to get to the heart of the issue. As other poster's here have mentioned, unless your child fits into that narrow category of not needing any additional help - this school is not for you. Overall - throughout all of our child's years here at QoP, communication between the school, teachers and parents has been abyssmal! Truly the WORST I've EVER seen (and I had two other children who attended public schools). Our child won't be back, which is sad after 6 years - but this past year has tested our patience to the end and an education from this school is no longer worth the money you pay.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2012
My son attended one year at this school and we then pulled him out. It was horrible. The teacher was not well prepared and she was really mean to the male students. She told the students she didn't like the boys. My son was physically attacked by a student with some severe behavioral issues that had been kicked out of several other schools. I am a teacher at a public high school and many of the students that come there from QPA are so ill prepared. They are definitely behind the students from other Catholic schools and from the public schools.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2012
As we begin the daunting college selection process for our daughter who is now a sophomore at St. Francis High School, we recognize the foundation built at Queen of Peace Academy combined with her SFCHS experience is truly providing her with the skills she needs to compete and be successful spiritually, in the classroom, and in the business world. We are truly blessed!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
I have had a very good experience at QPA. The teachers are and faculty are awesome. The education gets better as you grow older and get into the middle school. The teachers are comforting and help you when you have trouble in your studies or with a classmate. They have great clubs and sport opportunities. Go here for a faith based community and happy faces!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2010
We spent 5 years at Queen of Peace and had a wonderful experience. The teachers were great. I always felt that QPA was a caring God present environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
We have had a wonderful experience at Queen of Peace. Where else would a young elementary school student be learning Chinese and Spanish? There are a few disgruntled parents whose children have caused problems and have been asked to leave, hence the negative reviews. Excellent school, amazing education for the price.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2010
We have had a very positve experience at QPA. Both of my children love it and have excelled in the academic arena.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
This is OLD SCHOOl catholic school at its worst - worse then the 60's. We have been here for 6 years and have watched it deteriorate to the point where we must leave. I can echo all the negative comments below: teachers are parents or retirees and in some cases no more qualified to teach then I am. They teach from a book, and if your child does not learn by lecture, and is not a "stepford student" they will not do well. Many, many parents have gone to this administration to complain about the yelling, lack of positive environment, lack of help when there are issues. "If you don't like it leave." Children learn Chinese but don't know how to properly form a paragraph. Children are scared and intimidated. One teacher told the class they were "pathetic." Another throws books at the kids. My child has lost his love of

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The positive ratings got to be from teachers (most of them a parents). This school has become a very SAD place to be. Teachers are 'mean', specials are below average and let's not even mention the special teachers - horrible. After 2nd grade the kids a lucky to get recess once a while. This is a very hostile place, yelling seems to be the norm. To sum it up; so much talk, we mean SO MUCH TALK, and no action at all to back any of it up! Spend your money wisley and go elsewhere. We don't know of many happy parents here.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
Hostile teachers, the protection of them and not the students had brought me to tears. I recommend you avoid putting your children in their hands.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
$5 dollar lunches, endless requests for you to purchase and volunteer and at the end of the day you don' t even know how well your child is doing since QPA does Iowa Achievement tests instead of something that could be truly compared to an FCAT.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
When I had a problem with my sons progress not only did the school not allow him to be tested for disabilities but they then shut down and refused to allow the public school to come in and look at what is the problem. Not a good school if you have any concerns about your childs progress.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
After hearing from other parents tell me about how my child was being yelled at in his face I confronted the teacher and nothing changed, the principal hides and has refused to meet with me ever regarding the issues of poor quality teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
Both of my boys attend QPA and they love it! The academics are superior, the teachers are more than dedicated, and the school spirit is unlike any other school I have experienced. What I love the most is the faith based education. My kids bring faith home to me. I love to hear the kids sing 'We Believe'. I get choked up everytime I hear them sing it. My wife and I are very happy parents....

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
The spiritual presence at Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is one I have never experienced before. Due to my job, I have had the privilege of visiting most public and private schools in North Central Florida and none surpass the quality of the diverse education at Queen of Peace Academy. I am honored to have two children at the academy. It is true that the public school system receives specific funds to serve ALL children; QPA does not receive this same funding, but does an excellent job in delivering appropriate accommodations when needed. I highly recommend QPA to all parents who want a high quality education grounded in social justice.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
My children have attended Queen of Peace Catholic Academy since the 2nd year they opened. The school has proven growth, and consistently scores in the top 10% percent in the Nation. The students, parents, staff and administration have a great deal of respect and compassion for each other, and it is apparent in so many ways, most obvious being the attitude of the students. When my daughter was in 7th grade she told us that she loved her school, her friends, her teachers, and her family. We are blessed that the children of the Academy are given an environment to grow in that is safe and conducive to learning. The lack of tolerance for inappropriate behavior is very much appreciated. The school reinforces what we as parents teach at home and my husband and I could not be more proud of who my children are becoming.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
They will not always help everyone no matter who you are. God may have created all children, but if they end up developing out of the norm they are neither equipped nor highly motivated to do anything constructive to support that child. My child was labeled a problem because of behaviors that stemmed from true developmental delays. Also, a lot of Gainesville affluent families attend this parrish and/or school that heavily influences the overall attitudes of the to seem more what I would expect from Oak Hall Prep School rather than a humble institution of God. I am also disappointed in a lack of reaching out or support of any kind during a family crisis that was well known to enough staff. If you have a more superficial frame of mind and your children are in the box you'll probably think its a great choice...no offense intended.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
This school is just what it says it is: A faith based, nourishing and enrichening experience for today's children. No where else could my child have gone from being 'the class clown' in Pre-K, to a Duke TIP recipient in 5th grade. My child has been shown the correct path of travel to succeed in life. Thank you very, very much Queen of Peace Academy. None of the negative responses here by other parents should be given a lot of weight. If they would have toughed it out, their reviews would have been very different. At QPA they care about ALL of the children. In life there will probably always be victims and bullies. At QPA, they want to empower and care for a victim. But they also want to help the bully become a loving and caring student. QPA will always help everyone no matter who you are.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
Well, the education was alright, but the teachers, staff, and members were terrible. They we're very unkind, rude, and disrespectful. They take the smallest infraction and turn it into the biggest deal. They over react to just about anything. Definitely not recommended. We actually took our sons out of the school and placed them into a public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
Excellent School. The students at this school receive an excellent education in a wonderfully faith based environment. The staff are nuturing, caring.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
At QPA my children have been given the opportunity to learn not just the academic subjects, but how to serve others as well. Our academic programs are excellent, and this year we have added Chinese to our foreign language curriculum. We offer music, band, chorus as part of our music curriculum, art, PE, computer classes for all students, and a mentoring program for our middle school program. Our parents are actively involved both in the classroom and with after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
Excellent School. Great Faith Based enviroment and Outstanding academics! Highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
Superb education, recommend for all!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Great academic programs; many electives available; high parent involvement. Good faith foundation. Teaches social responsibility

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
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March 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Quality of academic programs - excellent. Computer and second language skills start in kindergarten and third language in 3rd grade! Caring, moral and exciting atmosphere for children

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
Please make sure you spend time in class and do your homework before you decide to place your kid in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
My child loves to go to school every day! The principal greets every student every morning at the front door. All staff are caring and enthusiastic. From kindergarten on, foreign languages are taught to all students. Each classroom has there own computers. My child receives individual attention from her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is the school where“Faith and Knowledge Unite! *Our ITBS scores have placed us in the top 10% in the Nation. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored America’s most successful public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982. A Blue Ribbon Schools flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. The program recognized QPC

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Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
10900 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL  32607
(352) 332-8808
Last modified Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top