Award Year: 2014

Prince of Peace Catholic School

135 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Lake Villa, IL, 60046-8550

(847) 356-6111

Mrs. Elizabeth Bonnie Brown, Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

Prince of Peace Catholic School provides a values-based education that nurtures respect for all and fosters academic excellence and faith development.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 78%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
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Prince of Peace Catholic School in Lake Villa, Illinois serves students from preschool through eighth grade. As a parish school, it focuses on providing a rigorous faith-based academic program that follows the Common Core Standards while also teaching students to respect and serve others. The dedicated faculty serve as role models to their students and work to meet the learning needs of each child in their care by employing a variety of instructional methods and tools. The students consistently perform above the national average on standardized tests, which is a testament to the efforts of the teachers to provide a quality education. The small environment allows for close collaboration among the faculty and for active involvement from the parents and the parish community. Volunteering and fundraising efforts of the community have enhanced the educational program resulting in the acquisition of updated technology for the school, which is utilized across the curriculum at all grade levels. Parents also model the importance of service to others, serving as coaches, aides, lunch monitors, and room coordinators. Students truly learn what it means to respect and serve others. They follow this example and interact with students across grade levels through a buddy system and participate in fundraising activities benefiting those in need in the community. Through its emphasis on strong academics and service to others, Prince of Peace Catholic School prepares its students to be well-rounded citizens ready to face the challenges of high school and beyond.