Academics: Students in each grade from K5 to 8th have Religion class 4 days per week. Using the Ignatius Press' Faith & Life Catechetical Series, teachers instruct and test students on their knowledge of the Catholic faith. The series includes explanation of basic Catholic doctrine, uses a question and answer format in each chapter, and supports instruction with both Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church published by Pope John Paul II in 1992. In 6th Grade, we depart from the Faith & Life Series for one year to use the Image of God text (also published by Ignatius Press) which focuses on the stories of the Old Testament. The 6th grade Religion class aligns with 6th grade World History so that students receive thorough instruction in both classical & sacred history.
Sacraments: Each Wednesday, all students (except K4) attend Mass in the church. After Mass, one class each week is invited to receive the sacrament of Confession. Teachers prepare students for Confession with an examination of conscience. In the second grade year, students prepare for the reception of the two sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Likewise in eighth grade, students prepare for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation. Coordination of the first reception of these sacraments is handled by the Religious Education office of Prince of Peace Parish.
The Liturgical Year: Throughout the liturgical year, we celebrate as a school with prayer, processions, or festivities the various feasts and seasons as celebrated by the universal Church: Triumph of the Cross, All Saints, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Advent, St. Nicholas, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, May Crowning, and more.
Daily Prayer: Each day begins in assembly with the Morning Offering, and the Angel of God Prayer. Each day ends with an Act of Contrition. Throughout the day, students will pray together in the classroom and before and after lunch. Students learn to pray in English, and after 5th grade, begin to learn basic prayers in Latin (see our Latin and Spanish page). Finally, all of us, as members of Prince of Peace Catholic School community, commit ourselves to be the best we can in our school, in our community and in our homes. Therefore, we pledge:
"As a member of Prince of Peace Catholic School, I will show respect for myself and others at all times. I will honor my work and the work of others, and I will work to the best of my ability for I have been made in the likeness and image of Jesus Christ."
This school pledge is memorized by all students.
For a complete statement of Prince of Peace Catholic School’s spiritual mission, click HERE.
For a statement of Prince of Peace Catholic School's Code of Courtesy – how we live with one another our faith commitment, click HERE.