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Principal’s letter regarding QPHS Closing

Dear Queen of Peace Grammar School Families,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you concerning the announcement of the Queen of Peace High School closing on June 30th.  As an alumna of QPHS, I know you join me in the weight of this news.

In the coming days, school administration and the Archdiocesan Schools Office will work with the parents of current Queen of Peace Grammar School students, who had originally intended to attend Queen of Peace High School in the fall, to assist them with the transition to alternative Catholic high schools.

As current Queen of Peace Grammar School parents, you bear witness to the financially strong status and vibrancy of our school.  You know that we are a school that nurtures children where they come alive and thrive in a value rich school with excellent academics.  Please help us to extend this message to the surrounding community.  Sadly, news of the high school closing could lend to gossip and questions concerning the viability of our grammar school.  We need to dispel this misinformation.

Since 2014, Queen of Peace has been part of the “Lighting the Way” program for Catholic elementary schools.  No Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese has closed in the last three years, something that hasn’t occurred in two decades.  We have been attending to the mind, body and spirit of children since 1925, and we eagerly anticipate doing this for another 90 years.

As difficult and sad it is to witness the closing of Queen of Peace High School, I believe that we can be extremely proud of the school’s rich history and many accomplishments.

As always, my door is open for questions.  We are here, as we always are, during the summer to register new students and give new families a tour.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the prospective incoming freshmen, the QPHS families, faculty and staff.  God Bless.

Sincerely,

Ellen Naughton
Principal

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