A Message from our Principal
Dear Prince of Peace Catholic Community,
Thank you for taking the time to explore the Prince of Peace Catholic School website. All Catholic schools have a great responsibility to engage the youth within our communities. Every day, we are given the opportunity to play a role in molding children, intellectually and morally.
In his recent apostolic exhortation, “Christus Vivit”, Pope Francis conveys the Church’s deep need for the youth – for their “momentum, intuitions, and faith,” (para. 299). He contends that, “any educational project or path of growth for young people must certainly include formation in Christian doctrine and morality (para. 213). As Catholic school educators, we are in a position to grow the whole child. Not only are we to attend to the academic and social needs of the child, but we are also responsible for acting as faithful mentors, ensuring that each child grows in holiness and in commitment to their personal vocations. Pope Francis explains that one’s own personal vocation does not consist only in the work you do, it is something more. It is not merely a pragmatic decision, it is something you are called to do by God. It gives purpose to life and gives glory to God.
I feel so blessed to be part of this amazing community that is dedicated to helping students find their purpose and grow in formation. Our dedication is clear in the execution of the four pillars of our mission:
- Instilling strong Catholic values
- Fostering a life of faith and servant leadership
- Providing a challenging academic environment
- And, inspiring each student to shine to the fullest extent of his or her God-given potential.
These pillars remind us we are here to guide students as they grow spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.
Students have opportunities to grow in faith and servant leadership through morning prayer, retreats, hands-on service opportunities, weekly Mass participation, FOCUS circles, RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) groups, religion classes, adoration, bible studies, and daily infusion of Catholic values in every class.
Prince of Peace Catholic School is committed to preparing students academically. A focus on the 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and computational and critical thinking prepares students for an ever-changing workforce where these skills are essential. Over the past few years, we have concentrated professional development to promote these skills through a shift to rigorous content, project-based learning opportunities, incorporation of a campus STEM initiative, promoting a growth mindset in all constituents, and broadening understanding of the needs of students with learning differences. In pushing students to challenge themselves and learn through productive struggles, it is necessary to offer support systems that allow all students to grow.
In living our mission, the Prince of Peace family offers students a safe space to take risks and reflect. This leads them to learn through failures and strengthen their personal faith. We are blessed with a remarkable community and look forward to another great year!
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Meghan Jones, MS