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Prince of Peace Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 273 students

Our school is best known for our strong academic program and small class sizes.

 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 20, 2013

Prince of Peace has been a life saver. Not only are the teachers very well qualified, but the attention to faith is outstanding. I had been looking for a school that challenged my child academically and Prince of Peace does exactly that. The teachers are dedicated and will not hesitate to help in any way they can. Love the school environment. Great school worth every penny!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

Prince of Peace is an exceptional school. The teachers and parents are devoted to providing a quality, faith-based education. The principal is continually working to upgrade the curriculum and educational environment. My child just completed the same grade that two previous parents commented on. Third grade was definately challenging but that is exactly what we are looking for and paying for. Prince of Peace demands hard work from their students which brings out their fullest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

I have to rate this school as unsatisfactory, because of the negative impact third grade had on my son. We no longer attend Prince of Peace, third grade is poorly taught, by poorly qualified teachers. Four thousand dollars is a too much money to waste on third grade. We had been happy and expected to remain at Prince of Peace through eighth grade, now we are at a charter school and loving it. Avoid third grade at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

My oldest daughter just graduated from Prince of Peace and is doing very well at a top catholic High school in Greenville. We were very pleased with the rigorous curriculum and catholic environment. The principal consistently works on the curriculum which the test scores prove. We are very pleased to still have another child there. We expect the same high quality education and excellent results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

Our daughter attended this school for several years. We were attracted to the school because of the self professed "small class sizes", faith integration, curriculum, small student body and overall "good feeling" of the school/church family. However, by our second year in the school, things had changed (and we later found out that several parents had these problems for years at the school). When our daughter had problems completing the monster load of homework, we were told she "wasn't keeping up", when her grades started to drop we were told the same. What we WEREN'T told is that most of the children in that class were struggling. What we WEREN'T told was that the teacher had never been an elementary grade teacher (had only taught middle grade math). The last straw was when the school decided to (again) change curriculum approaches. We pulled our daughter... as did several other families over the same issues.
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Posted April 25, 2009

Great teachers and excellent teacher-student ratio. 2009 Iowa tests results showed that most of the students are among the top 10% of the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 53%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 1% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Regional Quiz Bowl winner (2013)
  • Regional Spelling Bee winners (2013)
  • State Science Fair winners (2012)

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)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Michael Pennell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (864) 331-2153

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
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
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • National Junior Beta Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
  • volunteer at lunch
More from this school
  • We are an apostolate of Prince of Peace Parish collaborating with families to offer children an integrated Catholic Formation in Faith, in Knowledge, in Friendship, for Service.
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
61
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
65

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$4000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Joseph's Catholic School
Greenville Tech Charter High School
Riverside High School
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1209 Brushy Creek Rd
Taylors, SC 29687
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Phone: (864) 331-2145

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