Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is located in Darien, a western suburb of Chicago located within DuPage County.
Since its opening in 1963, Our Lady of Peace has focused on its traditions of academics, service and character. OLP has a reputation for excellence within the Joliet Catholic Diocese, and it is highly regarded by area high schools — both public and private. Our students score highly on diocesan assessment tests and our graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of high school and beyond. Lifelong learning is the goal of our entire educational program.
Our Lady of Peace educates approximately 365 students from 245 families. Small class size, a comprehensive curriculum and a community spirit are just some of the benefits of being part of the OLP family. The school is under the direct auspices of the Diocese of Joliet and the direct guidance of the pastor and the principal. A voluntary school board, comprised of parents, serves as a consultative body to the pastor.
One of OLP’s greatest strengths is the dedication of its volunteers. School parents generously donate their time and energy to the essential tasks of our daily operation. From patrolling our parking lot before school to serving as room parents, there are many areas where volunteers are vital.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic School – working in unison with Our Lady of Peace Parish and in cooperation with area Catholic parishes – is dedicated to providing a quality Catholic education through the fulfillment of the Gospel message: “To Teach as Jesus Did.”
Administration, faculty and parents support and encourage students to realize their talents and full potential by providing a strong foundation in faith and academics. As followers of Christ, we foster mutual respect and promote a sense of service to others.
As partners in education at Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, God calls us as Parish, School, and Family to be the light of Christ to our students.
By nurturing their Faith, we provide a strong academic foundation anchored in Catholic Spirituality.