A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
4860 Oregon Street
San Diego, CA 92116
Telephone
(619) 297-2266
Website
Organization Memberships
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Applying

Application Deadline
January 21
Application Fee
$55
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Academy of Our Lady of Peace

As the oldest secondary school and the only all girls' school in San Diego, we have been educating young women since 1882 in the tradition of our Catholic faith and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We have been educating young women for more than 135 years; it is what we know how to do and we do it well! We are committed to supporting the passions of our students and challenging them to become all of which they are capable.

OLP provides an environment where girls have the freedom to be their authentic selves. We are so excited to see who you are and who you will be! Come join us!

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
124 responses
Average ACT
28
72 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Spring sing
    28%
  • Sports assemblies
    17%
  • Junior Boat Dance
    16%
  • Wacky Wednesdays
    13%
  • Miss OLP
    12%
  • Activities with Saints
    9%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
750
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses

Academy of Our Lady of Peace Reviews

193 reviews
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I truly enjoyed my time at OLP as a student. Having graduated in 2006, I didn't get to enjoy many of the benefits that the school now offers, but I still treasure my time. I made lifelong friendships during my time at OLP and am still in touch with many of those girls today! I felt so prepared for college after the education I received here and know my fellow graduates felt the same way. The campus is truly one of a kind and with the new leadership and offerings, I am excited to see where the school will go.
Review Academy of Our Lady of Peace
This school's extreme rigor is what makes OLP grads so distinguished. We pull all-nighters and guzzle coffee year 'round but we are a sisterhood. We facetime each other at 2 am to review for APUSH and we buy each other coffee. We carpool to sporting events. Our school spirit is amazing and we have fun through Spring Sing, ASB, Academic League, foam parties, community day, spirit assemblies, Choral Club, Interact Club, Red Cross Club, Wacky Wednesdays, Robotics Club, Book Club, Ballet Folklorico, Fitness Club, Fair Trade Commission, BeYOUtiful, NHS, Junior Ambassadors, NAHS, Pilot Press, STEM Club, Model UN, SHPE, Carondelet Circle, Girls who Code, Mock Trial, CSF, PTV, Women of Science, JSA, Link Crew, sports, Peer tutors, and much much more. This school is a community. You study for AP Chem on Sunday and go to sporting events on Saturday. OLP becomes your life when you attend and I would have it no other way. These girls are my family and I will miss OLP tremendously.
OLP was overall a fantastic choice for my education. It's not a perfect school, but taken as a whole it was definitely the best choice I could have made. The community was something special, and the teachers and staff truly care about every student. The classes were challenging and interesting, and it prepared me to work hard in college. It was difficult at times dealing with the administration and changes the student body didn't want, but it's a small price to pay for the experience the school offers.