About Children of Peace
Children of Peace Catholic School is a premier private school in Chicagoland, offering a holistic education that prepares students for success in high school, college, and beyond.
Children of Peace Catholic School is a caring community of children, parents, and professional staff brought together by their faith in God and bringing peace to the world. Our educational program meets the academic and social needs of a diverse student population which includes educating the deaf and hard-of-hearing in a nurturing and safe environment.
We believe that diversity of thought and experience is essential for a well-rounded education, and we are committed to providing our students with opportunities to learn from each other and grow as individuals.
Our student body incudes students from a wide range of backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. We celebrate our diversity and believe that it makes our school a more vibrant and welcoming place to learn.
We believe that a faith-based education can help students develop their moral compass and live a meaningful life, and we are committed to providing our students with the tools they need to grow in their faith.
Where faith, community, and education unite.
Our present location in the heart of the Illinois Medical District is the result of a consolidation of three Catholic schools — Holy Trinity, St. Callistus, and Holy Family — in 1994. The children named the newly formed school Children of Peace because they wanted to bring a feeling of strong and loving peace to their community.
OUR BELIEF STATEMENT
We Believe in the Power of Partnerships
Parents and Children: We believe that parents are the child's primary educators, and we will work together to assure the child's individual educational success.
Staff and Community: We believe that our staff and community are essential partners in our mission, and we will work together to create a positive learning environment where children can thrive.
We Believe in the Power of Education
A Complete Curriculum: We believe that all children deserve a complete curriculum that reflects a culture of continuous, effective, and meaningful learning appropriate to the needs of all.
Lifelong Learners: We believe that children should learn to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
We Believe in the Power of Peace
Serving and Caring: We believe that children should learn to serve and care for each other, valuing and appreciating each other's differences.
Peaceful Resolutions: We believe that children should learn to seek peaceful resolutions to problems, becoming friends of nature and making the world a better place.
MEET OUR PRINCIPAL
Ms. Lydia Nantwi, Principal
Children of Peace is an educational gem in the heart of the Illinois Medical District in the City of Chicago. We are proud to be a faith-based, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural school that mirrors the diversity of Chicago and the nation. We provide an academically challenging curriculum and a culturally sensitive and emotionally supportive educational environment to students from Pre-K to 8th grade. We have a Montessori Program for 3-5 year old students, a Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program for students in grades 1-8, and we offer American Sign Language (ASL) as a second language. We provide a Before-and-After School Program and tuition assistance is available.