PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School is building a foundation for life in its students through excellent academics, faith, service, leadership and community.  Our small class sizes allow teachers to know each child and personalize their learning.  We provide a learning space where each child can develop the gifts and talents given to them by God.

 

  • Our curriculum is focused both on meeting and exceeding the academic standards set by the Minnesota Department of Education. Our teachers use innovative methods to teach those standards, while making each day exciting and fostering a love of learning in each child.
  • Our faith is at the heart of everything we do and teach. Our community works collaboratively with parents to instill a love of Christ within each child. Students develop their faith through daily religion class, weekly school Mass, sacramental preparation, retreats and service projects.
  • Beyond the classroom, students can engage with our community through before & after care, various extracurricular athletic teams, band, drama clubs and more.

KINDERGARTEN SHADOW OPPORTUNITIES

All prospective kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year are invited to spend a day in our kindergarten classroom getting to know our teacher and other students.


Call the school office at 612-823-8253 to set up a visit.


We will connect you virtually with our Kindergarten staff if you are interested in a shadow day during the remainder of the 2020-21school year.


Due to COVID-19, our tours will be held virtually until further notice.

THE AMBASSADOR FAMILY PROGRAM

We know that entering a new school can be both exciting and stressful.  We would like to help new families to Our Lady of Peace School through this transition and into the year ahead.
 
The Ambassador Family Program pairs up families with children entering Our Lady of Peace k-8 School for the first time with existing (ambassador) families. The ambassador family has one or more children currently in OLP and will be available to answer questions to help the families along their journey.
 
The “Ambassador Family”

  • Contacts the family a week or two before school to welcome them.  Make sure they know how to drop off the first day, talk about activities at Our Lady of Peace such as what occurs during Catholic School Week and answer questions again.
  • Will be available throughout the upcoming school year to answer any questions new families may have.

 
Additionally, the new families receive a letter over the summer describing some of the school activities and some helpful ideas about entering Our Lady of Peace School.

ADMISSIONS & ENROLLMENT

New families, please contact Cathy Bergen in the school office to begin the admissions and enrollment process for the 2020-21 school year. 612-823-8253

Enrollment for Preschool-8 will open on January 18, 2021, for the 2021-22 school year.

Admission Requirements

Preschool

Our Lady of Peace requires that children must be three years of age and toilet trained by September 1st to enroll in preschool. A birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if baptized), health care summary and immunization records must be presented to the school prior to enrolling.

Kindergarten

State Age Requirements

Minnesota State Law requires that children must be five years of age by September 1st to enroll in kindergarten. A birth certificate and Baptismal certificate (if baptized) must be presented to the school prior to enrolling.

 

All kindergartners enrolling in Our Lady of Peace for the first time must complete Early Childhood Screening. Immunization Records and Health Records are needed before your child may attend school. Minnesota law requires that schools enforce the immunization law. It is free and includes an immunization review, developmental screening, vision and hearing screening and review of your child's health history. It is done by Minneapolis Public School nurses and can be scheduled by calling 612-348-8687 or 612-668-3711.

All New Students

Immunization Records and Health Records are needed before your child may attend school. Minnesota law requires that schools enforce the immunization law. First grade through eighth-grade transfer students will also need to complete a record request from your previous school.

Nondiscrimination

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School Ministry admits students of any sex, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students in the school ministry. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Enrollment for 2020-2021

Enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact the school office if you wish to apply for the current school year. 612-823-8253

New Families (Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-8)

Thank you for making the decision to apply to Our Lady of Peace School.


Follow the steps below to complete your registration:

  • Complete the online admission paperwork through TADS our online tuition management system. Upload your child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if baptized), and immunization records.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you. Later instructions will be sent on how to enroll in TADS tuition.TADS tuition is how you will make payments for tuition and other fees.
  • In some cases, your child might be put on a waiting list. If on the waitlist, as soon as an opening is available, you will be contacted.
  • Apply for financial aid. (optional). The deadline for applications is Febraury 20.     
  • An enrollment fee of $150 is required per family. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for Early Learning Families. Students must be enrolled in the full-day program.

 

Financial Aid is available for preschool through eighth grade for students attending school from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.

How to Apply Online

Financial Aid is available for families with children in Preschool – Eighth Grade.  To apply for financial aid, please complete the financial aid application through TADS Financial Aid Center. Once you have applied through TADS, there is a link on your homepage to apply for financial aid. 


In addition to our financial aid, the Aim Higher Foundation and CSAF offer scholarships for Catholic School students. The deadline to apply for the Aim Higher scholarship is  February 20, 2021. Families should indicate interest in this scholarship at the end of the TADs financial aid process. We encourage all families to apply for financial assistance. 


All financial aid applications must be submitted by February 20. You will be notified of your award by April 1.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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