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Our Lady of Peace

Private | PK-8 | 360 students

OLP offers a strong Catholic Identity, High Academic Standards &Dedicated Staff
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $230,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,040.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 12 ratings
2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 10, 2014

I have been a parent of children who have attended Our Lady of Peace School for almost 20 years. Would I stay this long if it wasn't a fabulous school and my kids weren't getting an awesome education? My adult friends are mostly parents from this grade school even though some of my children are in college and high school now. There is a special bond between parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Our Lady of Peace School is a blessing! The dedicated staff, committed and concerned parents, hardworking students all work together in prayer providing students with the best education possible!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

I am very pleased with the education & staff of OLP. Very helpfull & informative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I love the way Our Lady of Peace School communicates with families. The weekly Crusader Chronicles keeps me in the loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This school has staff that goes out of its way to help the children. The teachers stay after school and run homework clubs without being paid for it, AND it is free! My children that have graduated have gone on to be successful in high school and gotten into the colleges of their choice with great scholarship offers. They are so well prepared and ahead of the game that many of the books that they have read, they are reading again in High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Good morning, having just received this email form our school I felt compelled to answer and rate our school right away. If any one knows me they would surely laugh that I am trying to use the computer but I just had to write and tell you about our school. We have been at OurLady of Peace for 5 years since my youngest daughter has been in Kindergarten. We have seen a lot of changes , principals, teachers, students and other staff members but the feeling of stability between the parents has remains the same. I have made so many new (and now old) friends and so have my children. It's such a warm friendly and caring environment that I'm so glad we became a part of. I would rate this school as excellent. We are vert happy to be going to Our Lady of Peace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My child has gotten a wonderful education at Our Lady of Peace. The teachers are dedicated to the children and always willing to help and listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Our Lady of Peace is awesome in many ways and a true blessing to our child. The teachers truly care about their students and do everything possible to prepare them for high school and beyond. They are also very good at communicating with parents by sending out a weekly email and announcements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My daughter attends Our Lady of Peace School in Darien. She has been attending since Kindergarten and has just loved it. The teachers truly care about their students and now with the new principal on board, I can only see great things ahead for OLP. L. Eichberger/K. Boyd
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Our Lady of Peace School is a wonderful school to teach in. The commitment of the staff and faculty to educate each and every student is outstanding. There is a mix of younger teachers along with teachers who have given their entire careers to making this school one of the best in the area. Respect, integrity, and effort are just some of the words that describe what we try to achieve daily. The parents that volunteer their time and talents whether it be fundraising, helping with lunch duty, being room parents, etc are awesome. Being a Catholic school lets Jesus be a part of a student's day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

A K-8 school with caring teachers, engaged students, and highly supportive parents. Our students move on to one of four public high schools and typically one of three Catholic high schools and do very well in their high school careers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

I am very happy with the education my children are receiving at Our Lady of Peace. The teachers are very dedicated! I would highly recommend this school to parents looking for a great Catholic education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

Our Lady of Peace is an outstanding school. The education that my children are receiving is great. My youngest is in first grade and needs a little extra help and her teacher is fabulous, she goes beyond what a teacher is expected to do! There are a few hiccups but that happens at every school. I feel that this school is headed in the right direction and I am extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

The school is excellent in every which way. Both my children attend OLP and I know that they are in good hands. My son is in seventh grade on the honor roll and is a Volleyball player and a Basketball player. My daughter is in Pre-school and she loves it ! The staff is very supportive and whenever I needed anything, they were always there to help my children. They even have before and after care programs which is a huge deal when it comes to working parents. Both my children actually look forward to going to school and that itself shows the kind of attention that they are receiving. The staff treat the children like their own. I am actually very proud to say that my kids attend Our lady of Peace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

Our Lady of Peace is an excellent school that prepares each student for high school whether private or public. Our students meet the rigor of higher education with success and enthusiasm. OLP's curriculum is both demanding and challenging, and the faculty is dedicated to helping each student reach their potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2013

Our Lady of Peace is a wonderful place to come each day. The teachers are dedicated, the parents are supportive, and the students are ready to learn when they walk through the doors.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 6, 2013

I am happy this is my child's last year at this school. A Catholic school should be acknowledging a students strengths more than a students weaknesses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

My school is family orientated and morally conscious. Homework can be challenging, but not beyond what a child is capable of, nor exceeding how much they should have each night. Children are encouraged to learn to work in groups as well as independently on projects, and to think outside the box.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I like this school because they have excellent academics and even better christianity. This school has an atmosphere that each student is important. Each child is protected and cared for. The parents want their children to have a great base for their future. They are involved in their life at home and at school. Its a close community with a positive message of love and respect. We try to keep our children focused on important things while building their self image and spiritalality. Its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I am a new teacher to Our Lady of Peace, and the teachers and kids are very nice and helpful. Some of these kids have some great potential for their future. The only problem is our technology is really outdated. If we could possibly win this grant, it would be great to have just a little new technology. Thank you for your consideration.
—Submitted by a teacher


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Marian M. Stockhausen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • bsweeney@olopdarien.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Resource
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Darien Lions
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Home School Association
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • We teach and serve in faith
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709 Plainfield Rd
Darien, IL 60561
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Phone: (630) 325-9220

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