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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Facts & Figures

Mission

Mary Queen of Peace Parish School is an Archdiocesan Catholic elementary school that finds its center in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. As a faith community, our mission is to create an environment that encourages each student's spiritual, moral and academic growth with a commitment to stewardship.


Facts and Figures

Number of students: 425

Grades: Preschool 3s - 8th Grade

Mascot: Eagles

School Day for Grades K-8: The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.; Mixed- and full-day options are available for Kindergarten.

School Day for Preschool 3s and PreK: The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.; mixed- and full-day options are available; half-day students are dismissed at 11:30.; size for each level will not exceed 18 students and a student:teacher ratio of no more than 10:1 will be maintained. All students should be toilet-trained.

Average class size: 20

Mass: Students attend Mass once a week. All-School Mass or Levels Mass (grades 1-4 or 5-8) is typically on Wednesdays at 9:15 AM. Parishioners welcome.

K-8 Tuition (2016-2017): $4,300 for registered and contributing parishioners; 2 children: $7700; 3 or more children: $10,300;  a nonrefundable registration fee of $100.00 per family is required at the time of registration.

Preschool Tuition (2016-2017): Ranges from $2,400 - $4,400 based on selected schedule; a nonrefundable registration fee of $100.00 per family is required at the time of registration.

Financial aid: Available.

Faculty and Staff: 43 full-time teachers and teacher assistants, religious education director, health care coordinator, library manager, learning consultants, counselor and administrators; Average years teaching experience: 15.

High School Acceptance: MQP 8th grade graduates are traditionally accepted to the Catholic high school of their choice.

Other:

"Wake Up MQP!: Each morning, students watch a student- and faculty-produced morning show called "Wake Up MQP!" The show is broadcast to each classroom and students take turns serving as anchors, leading morning prayers, the Pledge of Allegiance, etc. Community and school items of interest are also featured. Parents are welcome to view the show in the school Boardroom. The show starts at 7:55 a.m. and lasts five to ten minutes

8th Grade Angels: Each kindergarten student is assigned an eighth grade student to be his/her "Eighth Grade Angel". These angels welcome kindergarteners to MQP, escort them to All-School Masses and communicate with them throughout the year. They also escort them through the Halloween parade and kindergarten graduation.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori based religion program that includes a hands-on space where children hear, ponder and celebrate the word of God, is currently offered to preschool 3s, preK and Kindergarten. As part of this religious formation, the children gather in an “atrium,” a room which contains simple yet beautiful materials including things such as sculpted apostles around the Last Supper Table and a small altar that helps them learn about the Eucharist.

Stewardship: MQP students are actively involved in our school Stewardship Program from preschool through 8th grade. The program strives to teach our students that service is indeed a way of life! It emphasizes sharing our gifts from God to serve those in need. Students, teachers, staff and parent volunteers work together by grade to serve others.

Aftercare: After school care is available on site through the YMCA for students in kindergarten through age 12. YClub is available from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM.