Full STEAM Ahead
Queen of Peace is the premier all-girls Catholic high school to launch a comprehensive curriculum that accelerates all areas of the educational experience. Our innovative Full STEAM Ahead program engages all students in active, real-world, hands-on college preparatory learning focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics enhanced with our own “Arts Without Borders” program to offer our students an education that emphasizes opportunities that are traditionally under-represented by women. Each quarter a different discipline leads a project incorporating all departments and technology resulting in real-world, collaborative learning that fully prepares young women for both college and career.
The STEM in STEAM
Queen of Peace in their partnership with PLTW has a developed curriculum that is steeped in advanced critical thinking skills by applying the principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to authentic real world scenarios in the areas of STEM. Students work in teams to solve problems in aerodynamics, digital electronics, circuit design while utilizing industry-leading technology and software used in the leading companies today. Students will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders as part of the “Go to Work with Your Mentor” program.
The A in STEAM
Arts Without Borders
Peace offers a fine arts enrichment program called “Arts Without Borders” in which students participate in a variety of cultural and fine arts experiences offered throughout the greater Chicago-land area. Over four years, each student will engage in eight trips/experiences (two per year) including plays, symphonies, operas, music and dance performances, museums, special exhibits, and cultural programs. These experiences in total are designed to engage students in diverse settings, widen their exposure to all forms of artistic and cultural expression, deepen their awareness of the wealth of arts resources available and promote creativity and diversity in its many and beautiful forms. Each experience involves preparation and integrative assignments as well as a personal reflection
Specialized Educational Opportunities
Queen of Peace continues its deep committment to rigorous course opportunities across the disciplines with14 different advanced placement course selections and multiple academic levels to address the learning needs of each type of student.