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Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is a high school preparatory high school in Gainesville, Florida whose goal it is to educate and empower all students in an environment that inspires academic excellence. The Academy is committed to providing our students a superior education that is relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world to ensure they are well prepared for a successful high school career in which they can realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, we went Full STREAM Ahead to engage all students in active learning with real-world, hands-on experiences in a rigorous middle school curricula focused on coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering, Religion,  Mathematics and the Arts. The Academy continues to re-define 21st Century learning with their unique academic programs that include Technology, the Arts and Robotics. At the Academy we encourage students to translate faith into action through in school service-learning, the National Junior Honor Society and community programs that assist those in need. Our students enjoy a highly competitive athletic program with 1st Place District Wins in Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Soccer as well as our Cross Country, and our Track and Field Athletes who have placed in State. The Academy provides opportunities to strengthen interpersonal skills, explore interests, and develop leadership skills. Our mission is to search for truth, to encourage collaboration, to instill leadership, to promote dedication to service, and to inspire a passion for peace and justice. The Academy prepares students for high school by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral, and emotional growth in a safe and loving environment. For a personal tour of the Academy, please contact Darlene Coogan at 352-448-4552
October 22, 2015

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- a parent
We love the school. My boys receive an excellent education and their catholic identity is integrated in their daily instruction. The school is such a welcoming place with teachers and staff that truly care about their students' success.

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- a school leader
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy is a high school preparatory high school in Gainesville, Florida whose goal it is to educate and empower all students in an environment that inspires academic excellence. The Academy is committed to providing our students a superior education that is relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world to ensure they are well prepared for a successful high school career in which they can realize their full potential and achieve their dreams. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, we went Full STREAM Ahead to engage all students in active learning with real-world, hands-on experiences in a rigorous middle school curricula focused on coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering, Religion,  Mathematics and the Arts. The Academy continues to re-define 21st Century learning with their unique academic programs that include Technology, the Arts and Robotics. At the Academy we encourage students to translate faith into action through in school service-learning, the National Junior Honor Society and community programs that assist those in need. Our students enjoy a highly competitive athletic program with 1st Place District Wins in Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Soccer as well as our Cross Country, and our Track and Field Athletes who have placed in State. The Academy provides opportunities to strengthen interpersonal skills, explore interests, and develop leadership skills. Our mission is to search for truth, to encourage collaboration, to instill leadership, to promote dedication to service, and to inspire a passion for peace and justice. The Academy prepares students for high school by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral, and emotional growth in a safe and loving environment. For a personal tour of the Academy, please contact Darlene Coogan at 352-448-4552




- a parent
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



- a parent
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!



- a parent
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.




- a parent
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!



- a parent
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!



- a parent
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.




- a parent
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.



- a parent
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!

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