Award Year: 2014

Prince of Peace Catholic School

1209 Brushy Creek Road
Taylors, SC, 29687-4103

(864) 331-3911

Dr. Michael Edward Pennell, Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

We are a Roman Catholic education apostolate collaborating with families to offer children an integrated Catholic Formation in faith, knowledge, friendship, and service to others.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 55%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 32%
Application
Using technology, 7th graders collaborate in our outfitted science lab.

Using technology, 7th graders collaborate in our outfitted science lab.

Prince of Peace Catholic School offers children a Catholic education in a rich environment of faith and learning. Our school is a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston (SC) and achieved accredited status in 2012 with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

In recent years, teachers developed innovative approaches in various areas of student learning and skill-building to raise levels of personal achievement. Elementary teachers adopted Singapore Math to help students execute problem solving skills with "the model method." Increased focus on performance assessment, rubrics' clarity, and editing procedures improved student writing with better word choice, sentence variety, organization of ideas, and grammar.

Our school celebrates wide involvement in the arts, sponsoring annual band, orchestra, and choral performances, a fall musical and spring Shakespeare play, and an annual art show. Students participate in the annual SCISA Music Festival at the University of South Carolina and Greenville’s Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day Parades.

Parents remain central to their children’s successes by creating a powerful and positive dynamic in our school community. Our PTO volunteers clock over 6,000 service hours annually helping as reading buddies, lunch buddies, library assistants, fund raisers, and event coordinators.

Significant funding from local community resources helped create our 21st-century-learning middle school science classroom. The lab environment serves our teachers' instructional needs while students thrive using microscopes, graphing calculators, and other technologies for problem solving, project collaboration, and lab experiments. These better prepare students for the demands of high school science study.