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Empowering Girls to Become the Next Generation of Leaders As the oldest and only all-girls high school in San Diego, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) has educated young women for over 135 years in the spirit of excellence and innovation embodied by our founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). Generations of OLP graduates are women of heart, women of faith, women of courage and women of excellence. OLP’s curriculum, values and culture shape young women who are exceptionally well-prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow.
On a recent service immersion trip to Chinandega, Nicaragua, 15 OLP students, including Eleanor Hoover ‘18 seen here, participated in community work alongside the locals to build an elementary and middle school. Cover Photo: STUDENT NAME is shown under the arches on OLP’s campus. Photo by Robyn Scherer, mother of Josephine Scherer ’17.
MISSION Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic Church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.”
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A Rich History of Educating and Empowering Women and Girls
1887 OLP moves to its second
location on Third and A Street.
OLP accepted its last group of kindergarten students and began its transition to a high school, serving students in grades 9-12.
1927 Aquinas Hall, St. Margaret’s
(now Qualiato Hall), and the Chapel are completed in addition to Carondelet Hall, St. Catherine’s and St. Cecilia’s.
Four CSJ Sisters establish the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, located on Second and G. Street.
The Sisters acquire Villa Montemar, previously owned by the Van Druff family, and begin construction on three additional buildings.
With the courage to venture down an uncharted path,
It was under the leadership of Mother St. Catherine that the
four Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet established
Sisters acquired the new site for their school located at Copley
the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in 1882. Through
and Oregon. Her decision to invest in the property fondly known
their hard work and perseverance, thousands of girls
as Villa Montemar was truly visionary and defined the next
in San Diego have benefited from a superior single-sex,
hundred years of life-changing impact on generations of women
Catholic education for over 135 years.
at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace.
These Sisters opened the doors to their little school on
The Sisters’ faith in God and fervor to continue educating
Second Avenue and G Street with only $50. Determined to
students blazed the trails for many women leaders who followed
educate their growing population of students, the Sisters
them. As we remember our founding Sisters who moved forward
made the move to a larger space located on Third Avenue
on behalf of an unseen future, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace
and A Street before finally settling in Normal Heights.
continues to celebrate their legacy of excellence for all girls.
VISIONARIES 1997 1982
OLP’s Centennial Anniversary
St. Margaret’s Hall is renovated from a dormitory into an academic building and renamed Qualiato Hall.
1988, 1992, 1999
OLP earned the National Excellence Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education
Dedication of The Holy Family Event Center built to provide a space for athletes and school liturgies.
OLP’s 135th Anniversary. Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared May 10 as “Academy of Our Lady of Peace Day.”
2015 OLP Strategic Plan and Campus Master Site Plan were developed
OLP launches the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program and STEAM curriculum for students.
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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE , LEADERSHIP SKILLS
AND CONFIDENCE FLOURISH WHEN WOMEN ARE E DUC AT E D I N A SI NGL E-SE X E N V I RON M E N T
The class of 2017 was offered 897 acceptances to more than 236 unique institutions. This includes Ivy League Schools and Top Research Institutes:
STA N FOR D U N I V E R SI T Y
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N S Y LVA N I A
YA L E U N I V E R SI T Y
H A RVA R D U N I V E R SI T Y
RSUIT OF EXCELLENCE THE OLP DIFFERENCE
The percentage of OLP graduates who go on to higher education.
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THE NUMBER OF LEADERSHIP O P P O R T U N I T I E S AVA I L A B L E to students each school year.
THE AMOUNT OF
M E R I T- B A S E D S C H O L A R S H I P S garnered by the Class of 2017 from colleges and universities.
The percentage of
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the Class of 2017 who
Class of 2017 who plan
The percentage of OLP graduates who are
are offered financial
received at least one
to pursue STEM majors
the first in their families
assistance at OLP.
in college, compared to
to attend college.
the 16% co-ed national average.
T H E AV E R A G E YEARS OF SERVICE O F O L P FA C U LT Y, who are experts in their fields incorporating research-based practices specific to how girls learn.
Compared to co-ed schools: GR A DUAT ES OF A LL- GIR LS ’ SCHOOLS are more than twice as likely to earn a doctoral degree. G R A D U A T E S O F A L L - G I R L S ’ S C H O O L S are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science and technology. G R A D U A T E S O F G I R L S ’ S C H O O L S and/or women’s colleges account for a third of female board members of Fortune 500 companies and 25% of female members of Congress. 93% OF GI R LS ’ SCHOOL GR A DUAT E S S AY they were offered greater leadership opportunities.
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OURNEY WOMAN OF
E XCELLENCE Daniella Gomez-Ochoa ’17
When we talk about extraordinary OLP students who are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, we are talking about girls like Daniella Gomez-Ochoa ’17. While at OLP, Daniella led the Robotics Club, served as a Peer Tutor, participated in Spring Sing and was a member of the Choral Club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Speech & Debate Team. Daniella is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. With her parents in Tijuana, Mexico, living with her grandmother in San Diego during the school week enabled Daniella to attend OLP. Daniella is currently attending Harvard University, where she received the Harvard Faculty Scholarship for $241,000. As a first-generation college student, Daniella shares, “My parents sacrificed a lot for me to attend OLP. I was thinking about that when I applied to Harvard… thinking about my parents and the others who are as smart as I am, however, they just don’t have the same opportunities.” Daniella is studying neurobiology at Harvard. “Neurobiology is the perfect program for me,” she confidently states. “Harvard has a concentration that provides an opportunity to study how neurobiology affects behaviors. They’re finding ways to connect interdisciplinary lines. I am super excited just because of that extra concentration.” Daniella is also interested in nonprofit management, which has been cultivated by her social justice courses and experiences at OLP and her time volunteering with the Center for Community Solutions. She hopes that her education will help her find solutions to complex medical and social problems.
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THE NEED IS THE SOLUTION O
THE OPTIMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE IS ACHIEVED WITH A COMPLEMENTING HIGHC A L I B E R C U R R I C U L U M A N D S C H O O L E N V I R O N M E N T. As the academic programs at OLP have expanded, the school has utilized every square inch of our facilities, turning basements into classrooms and closets into administrative offices. While continuing this legacy of excellence, we are now at a new tipping point of pronounced need where our infrastructure and facilities must be updated to ensure that OLP can educate girls for generations to come.
INCLUSION & ACCESS
C O L L A B O R AT I O N
Accessibility for all students is among our highest
The main academic building, Aquinas Hall, has remained
priorities. Currently, OLP cannot educate girls or host
almost unchanged since 1927 and lacks the infrastructure
family members with physical disabilities as over half
and design to support modern, collaborative learning.
the campus is inaccessible except via stairs. Students
OLP students must be able to develop capacities crucial
have had to use video conferencing to attend their
to their future success, including: complex reasoning,
classes, miss out on countless campus-wide extra-
teamwork, creativity and communication across multi-
curricular opportunities or tragically unenroll from OLP
media. To fulfill this need, Aquinas will offer technology
all together. This limitation directly impedes fulfillment
integrated spaces for fellowship, collaboration and
of our mission as a Catholic school to serve “our dear
class environments that match the excellence of our
neighbor without distinction.”
instruction and students.
CLEAR. F F E R S
“At OLP, we are ever restless in not settling for what was done, but searching for what our girls will need for today and tomorrow. In our rapidly changing world, that need for evolution in pursuit of excellence is always shifting.” - D R . L AU R EN L EK , H E A D O F S C H O O L
ARTS & LEARNING
By 2020, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Arts are an essential and fundamental component of a
(STEM) jobs are projected to increase anywhere from
holistic education. With a thriving Visual and Performing
16% in mathematics to 62% in biomedical engineering.
Arts program that nurtures the spiritual, moral and social
With this exponential rate of demand, OLP’s two
growth of all students, it is critical these courses move from
antiquated labs and insufficient, outdated electrical
make-shift areas to dedicated spaces that meet student
system pose constant obstacles and limitations to the
demand and elevate opportunities for girls to flourish.
school’s 47+ high caliber STEM programs.
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As we embark on the most ambitious fundraising effort in our schoolâ€™s history and a true transformation of our campus, we move forward with purpose and a steadfast commitment to provide the best possible education for our students. Guided by our Catholic faith and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, our focus on forming visionary, faith-filled women has not wavered. Today, we have an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of our students for decades to come. Boundless: The Campaign for OLP will help us realize our Strategic Plan and Master Site Plan to create a campus for the next generation of OLP students while actively preserving our historical architecture. The capital projects have been over 15 years in the making, as OLP secured a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and underwent an extensive strategic planning process led by a robust community of staff and volunteers. The campaign signifies the critical step that will bring to fruition the careful and deliberate planning and vision of leaders, board members, parents and faculty.
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NEW BUILDING R E N O VAT E D B U I L D I N G S EXISTING BUILDINGS
Campus capital enhancements will cost an estimated $24 million and are the first phase of a long-term vision that includes growth of our endowment for scholarships, faculty enrichment and continued campus improvements and historic preservation.
These critical priorities are responsive to true and urgent needs, and will be direct investments in future generations of girls.
W I L L S U P P O R T T H R E E C A P I TA L P R I O R I T I E S :
$6 million investment in Collaboration: A modernized Aquinas Hall with additional ADA accessible classrooms, collaborative work spaces, TV production studio, student commons and critical infrastructure improvements. $5 million investment in STEM: A transformed St. Josephâ€™s Hall into a Center for Science and Innovation with state-of-the-art engineering and science labs that are ADA accessible and prepared to educate students in high-caliber STEM courses. $13 million investment in Arts & Learning: A New 20,000-square-foot Academic Building with a 5,000-square-foot Library and Learning Center and a multi-purpose theatre, set design space, costume and dressing room, dance studio, and orchestra classroom with the ability to pipe in music for performances.
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IN C LU SI ON & ACCE S S
Offer an ADA Accessible Campus OLP will be accessible to the brightest and most talented young women in San Diego. By ensuring ADA accessibility to the main academic buildings, OLP will lower barriers to access for girls with physical disabilities, and therefore treat all students with the care and support they need to thrive.
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A new Student Commons will connect Aquinas Hall
to St. Joseph’s providing ADA accessibility.
Aquinas and St. Joseph’s Hall will be ADA
accessible with a four-stop elevator, allowing OLP
to educate girls with physical disabilities.
ADA accessibility in all main academic buildings
will allow OLP to accommodate students, parents,
faculty and staff with mobility issues.
Rendering: From Upper Plaza, students will be able to access the second floor of our main academic buildings using a fully functioning elevator located next to the outdoor stairs shown in this photo.
“At OLP, in the spirit of the CSJ tradition and charism, we are honored to celebrate God’s inclusive love. Unfortunately, the lack of ADA accessibility in our buildings consistently challenges this spirit of inclusivity. Too often, we have parents and students arrive on campus unable to traverse our school buildings because of the lack of access. Students with injuries that preclude them from navigating stairs are forced to participate in their classes that would take place on a second floor via video technology. True hospitality moves from creating an environment where all are welcome to an environment in which people arrive and we can say, ‘Welcome, we were expecting you!’” - J E S S I C A H O O P ER , A S S I S TA N T H E A D O F S C H O O L
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HEART Lisa (Muelmester) Peckham ’77
Our visionary Sister of St. Joseph, Mother St. John Fontbonne called all of her daughters to grow as “women of heart, women of faith, women of courage, and women of excellence.” At OLP we have adopted these as our own foundational pillars in educating girls today. OLP girls are taught the importance of finding their voice, raising their hand, stepping up to lead and reaching out to serve. We empower our students to become agents of change in the world. “Find something you are passionate about and pursue ways to make a difference.” Lisa (Muelmester) Peckham ‘77 has always led by example, evident by her involvement with Rady Children’s Hospital and her passion to help families face the unthinkable: childhood cancer. After her son was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, Lisa volunteered at Rady’s as a Parent Liaison and started support groups for families, but she saw that the families needed much more. “When I realized that many of the support services I envisioned were not covered by the hospital or insurance, I needed to figure out a way to raise lots of money.” She founded the Celebration of Champions, a fundraising event where children and families facing cancer can spend a day in community together - away from the hospital - enjoying carefree fun, laughter and inspiration. Since its inception in 1995, the event has raised more than $8 million for psychosocial programs and services at Rady Children’s Hospital. Lisa reflects that, “the spiritual foundation I received at OLP has inspired me in my ministry to help others facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.”
Photo: The Peckham family gathered at the Celebration of Champions, an event founded by Lisa (Muelmester) Peckham ‘77. From left to right: Nancy, Bruce, Amy, Lisa, Michael, and Matthew.
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CO LLA B O RAT IO N
Modernize Aquinas Hall OLP will be a campus known for flexible, collaborative learning spaces that embody a long-standing legacy of faith and scholarship. By modernizing Aquinas Hall while preserving the exterior historical facade, students will thrive in developing powerful intellectual capacities with the additional classrooms, communal work spaces, and essential infrastructure.
FE AT U R E S & I MPAC T:
Originally built to accommodate Kindergarten-12th grade, the
renovated, multi-purpose, flexible classrooms will meet the needs
of the 21st century high school student, featuring writable walls
and surfaces, space conducive to lecture and small-group work and
additional glass allowing for added light.
Eight additional classrooms featuring updates to infrastructure
including the plumbing, roof and electrical system, which will save
costs of otherwise ongoing abatement and repairs.
A design philosophy centered around light, transparency and flow
providing space for sisterhood to develop.
Our thriving and award-winning TV Production program will have a
state-of-the-art studio in the heart of campus with student visibility.
“I look back to my years at OLP and so much of who I am is rooted in those times. It fills me with such gratitude for the faculty like Mrs. Jeanette Handelsman ’64 who really mentored me through those years.” - GENE VIE VE NEGRON G O N Z A L E Z ’ 96 , A S S I S TA N T P R O F E S S O R AT T H E U N I V ER S I T Y O F S A N F R A N C I S CO
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ADA accessibility in all main academic buildings · Increase from 12 classrooms to 20 classrooms · Better allocation of resources to student facility needs versus repairs · New Video Production Studio and attached sound booth · 22
Added security at
Nine new break-out spaces adjacent to classrooms for collaborative learning
1. Pilot TV Production Studio 2. Reception Area and Lobby 3. Renovated Classroom 4. First Floor Hallway
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Full capability to add electrical or mechanical learning features of the future · Flexibility with four classroom learning spaces (or five small spaces), large space for presentations, public speaking classes and space for collaborative learning and student meetings · A new centralized Faculty & Staff Commons with Department Offices · A new open and bright Indoor Student Commons
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COURAGE Sr. Theresa Harpin ’69
A woman of courage takes initiative in response to challenges, perseveres through adversity and chooses integrity regardless of personal consequences. In the world of social change, our very own alumna, Sr. Theresa Harpin ’69, is a treasured trailblazer. On April 11, 2017, CSJ Sisters Theresa Harpin and Teresa Lynch began their pilgrimage from Assisi to Rome, best known as the St. Francis Way. After leaving their starting point of the Basilica of St. Francis, they walked for nearly two weeks and stayed in various accommodations along their journey while experiencing every kind of terrain imaginable. When they took their final steps into Rome after traveling nearly 200 miles, they found themselves in Piazza San Pietro. They were among 10,000 people who were part of the general audience at the Vatican on April 26, 2017. Sisters Theresa and Teresa were only a few feet from Pope Francis as he spoke to the Papal audience. As an OLP alumna, Sr. Theresa embodies the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and is dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.” Much of her life’s work has been spent in social and restorative justice work. In addition to being the Executive Director of Restorative Partners, where she focuses on helping people impacted by crime through programs that promote a restorative justice approach, she is a Catholic leader in her community and has served as pastor, campus minister, musician, and parish social justice coordinator for more than 40 years. “My OLP experience fueled my vocation to live as a Sister of St. Joseph,” Sr. Theresa said. “The Sisters I met at OLP were joyful, generous, well educated, and spirit-filled women. My education and leadership opportunities at OLP prepared me to empower others, value diversity and stand with those on the margins.” True to form, Sr. Theresa called her brave expedition a “Peace Walk” with the intention of walking in support of non-violence. Men and women at the San Luis County Jail committed to join her in spirit by walking laps in their housing units and yards.
Photo: Sr. Harpin on St. Francis Way during her “peace walk.”
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“Due to the knowledgeable faculty and college-preparatory curriculum of OLP, I have felt incredibly prepared in every role since high school. I had an advantage over the other women in my undergraduate science courses due to having a strong academic foundation that was built in a single-sex learning environment, free of the distractions common in co-educational classrooms” S A R A H D U N N, PH . D. ‘ 01, EL EC T R O N M I C R OS CO P Y S PEC I A L I S T A N D L A B M A N AG ER O F T H E WA I T T A DVA N C ED B I O PH OTO N I C S CO R E FAC I L I T Y AT T H E S A L K I N S T I T U T E
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The increase from two to five fully outfitted multi-
disciplinary science labs will ensure that our spaces
support STEM courses central to the OLP curriculum.
An Engineering Makerspace and Innovation Lab will
support engineering and robotics, and engage learners
in creative higher-order problem solving, hands-on design
Technology will be infused ubiquitously throughout the
campus with updated networking, power infrastructure
and cabling investments that will ensure labs and spaces
can benefit from current and future advanced technology,
such as 3D printers, CAD software and digital templating.
ST E M
Transform St. Joseph’s Hall into a Center for Science and Innovation OLP facilities will allow for a premier STEM building Photo: The OLP MicroChicks Robotics Team competes throughout the year and has received awards for their robotic builds, presentation skills and community service.
with integrated technology to accommodate the pace of innovation. By transforming St. Joseph’s Hall into a Center for Science and Innovation with state-of-the-art engineering and science labs, the school will have adequate space for students enrolled in the high-caliber STEM courses that have been added to the curriculum.
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S T. J O S E P H ’ S H A L L : A Center for Science and Innovation 1. Student Commons 2. Engineering Makerspace and Innovation Lab 3. Second Story Science Lab
Five fully outfitted science labs · 21st century technology including three 3D Printers · 3
Space for 150 students in labs at any one time · Nearly 1,500-square-foot Engineering Makerspace, fully stocked with the equipment and tools to innovate and create · ADA accessibility in all main 28
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FAITH Bethany (Klant) Turner ’95
OLP has always been committed to forming the hearts and minds of our students. We empower young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community. Deepening the faith of every student is a quintessential part of our mission, and serves girls as a strong foundation for a lifetime. Faith plays an integral role for our graduates who go on to change the world through love and service, including alumna Bethany (Klant) Turner ‘95. As a lay Catholic Chaplain and the first paid female chaplain at Kaiser Permanente San Diego, she is a true Christian leader in our community. “The foundation for this service is deeply rooted in my time at OLP. I recall being encouraged to strive for my personal best and to work toward gentleness, peace and joy in helping our ‘dear neighbor.’ As I reflect on how I came to be a chaplain, I’m brought back to my senior year at OLP. I remember sitting on the lawn during retreat and hearing an inner voice calling me to ministry. At the time I did not understand the call. I have learned that if at first we do not understand, God will keep calling. Thanks to the years of retreats at OLP, I knew how to listen to God’s Call.” As Regional Co-Lead for Spiritual Care of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, Bethany continues to put her “faith into action” by leading 45 chaplains in elevating the professional standard of care in nursing.
Photo: Bethany with her husband, Rob, and their children, Kayla (current OLP student in the class of 2020) and Eli
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“I credit OLP for encouraging my artistic side and giving me the courage to attempt things bigger than myself – to tell stories not only for the sake of telling stories, but to move mountains. I never subscribed to the ‘you have to be this OR that’ mentality… Instead, I can do it all. That’s an OLP thing!” - M A R I E S H E LTO N ‘12, H E A D O F C R E AT I V E A F FA I R S AT U N I V ER S I DA D F R A N C I S CO M A R R O Q U Í N A N D C R E ATO R O F T H E AT R E F O R S O C I A L C H A N G E P I E C E S I N G UAT E M A L A C I T Y, G UAT EM A L A
Photo: The OLP Theatre Program produces two shows per academic year and more than 400 students participate in performing arts each year, including students from Saint Augustine High School.
A RT S & L E A R N IN G
Seen here is a photo from the 2016 production of Beauty & the
Build a New 20,000-Square-Foot Academic Building OLP is a champion of a holistic education that fuels the mind, body and spirit. By constructing a new 20,000-square-foot academic building with a multi-purpose theatre, performing arts classrooms and a Library and Learning Center, students will feel supported by the facilities to further develop artistic capabilities, gather for performances and spirit rallies, and study aided by technology.
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The new theatre will provide a highly adaptable space
designed to accommodate the thriving Performing Arts
program, including classes in dance, music, orchestra,
choral and drama.
State-of-the-art technology and equipment as well as
retractable seats allow for a wide range of uses including
theatre in the round, cheer practice, yoga and more.
The Library and Learning Center will become the hub for
learning on campus, providing adaptive space for
presentations, collaborative breakout rooms, comfortable
nooks for quiet study, and technology resources.
The Library and Learning Center will be three times
larger than the existing library space, and will include
digital research capabilities that will mimic a library
experience at the collegiate level.
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Facilities to Match
High Quality Programs The new 20,000-square-foot academic building will feature a multi-purpose theatre including a set shop, dressing room and ample wing space, performing arts classrooms; and a 5,000-square-foot library and technology learning center. One floor of the building will be subterranean.
DA N CE S T U D I O:
The new Dance Studio will house our growing
pre-collegiate program that provides the rigor
of a university-level course in Dance.
O R CH E S T R A CL A SSR O O M: •
Will provide adequate space to accommodate
growing programs and will be used on a daily basis
for music classes.
L I BR A R Y A N D L E A R N I N G CEN T ER:
First floor orchestra classroom will feature audio and
5,000-square-foot library and technology
visual systems to pipe in music to the theatre.
Adaptive spaces for quiet study,
presentations, and project work.
Digital research capabilities comparable
to a collegiate-level library.
D R E SSI N G R O O M & SE T SH O P S TO R AGE: •
Space for costume changes, storage of sets for
scenery and a stagehand work area.
T H E AT R E: •
A 700-square-foot lobby will serve as a new entry space for the community, including a ticket booth and bistro.
OLP’s new theatre will be designed to accommodate the thriving Performing Arts program.
New stage will cover just over 2,000 square feet.
Retractable seats will allow for a wide range of uses.
Sound booth for performances.
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NEW 20,000-SQUARE-FOOT ACADEMIC BUILDING 1. Multi-purpose Theatre 2. Performing Arts Center 3. Library and Learning Center Classroom 4. Library and Learning Center Commons Central
Functional multi-purpose performing arts space with adequate wing space, 4
a set room, dressing rooms, and sound booth · A proper dance studio allowing us to offer a precollegiate dance program · A new 5,000-square-foot multi-use library and technology learning center · A large adaptive indoor space that can be used for cheer practice, theatre in the round and much more · ADA accessibility in all main academic buildings
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TOGETHER The greatest campus transformation in OLPâ€™s 135-year history will be felt for generations to come and impact thousands of girls. When comparing the OLP of today with its bright future, made possible through this campaign, the benefits are clear. The campaign will build on our strength as one of the top college preparatory schools in San Diego and catalyze our boundless potential as a school and place where women leaders are inspired. Now is the time to invest in the future of OLP and the students who make it great. We invite you to support the campaign.
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“WE ARE IN WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE.” As alumnae transformed by our experiences at OLP, we stand united in our commitment to providing the next generation of students with facilities that match the extraordinary education provided at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Boundless: The Campaign for OLP empowers us to do just that. Together, we will lead the most significant campus investment in OLP history, an investment in future generations of bright, confident and faith-filled young women in San Diego. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet had the vision, faith and foresight to invest in girls’ education, empowerment and leadership. With humble beginnings in 1882, OLP became the leader in women’s thought leadership because our founders believed in what was possible. As proud OLP alumnae, we are honored to help ensure the same quality education for a new generation of students. We will move forward with purpose and continue the OLP legacy of our founding Sisters. Joined together by our common passion for Catholic education for girls, we are boundless in what we can achieve. In launching this campaign, we are honoring the Sisters, and all of the alumnae, parents and volunteers who, over the years, have provided the means for OLP to thrive. The urgency in our call to action is a result of our time of need – a time that demands women who can create, innovate and transform our world for the better. All of us must do our part to ensure OLP’s most impactful years are still ahead. Your gift will allow us to accomplish our bold and audacious goals, creating a campus that fosters the aspirations of our students and supports the excellence of our programs. Together through this campaign, we will educate, inspire, and empower OLP girls to be boundless.
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CARLA (DA LUZ) BOREN ’87
Campaign Honorary Chair
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CA M PA I G N LEADERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Damian McKinney - Board Chair Coreen G. Petti - Board Chair Emeritus Dr. Lauren Lek - Head of School Alison (Priske) Adema ‘82 John “Mike” Coughlin Michael Guerrero Terry Kalfayan Clair Cunningham Kennedy ‘81 Diane Koester-Byron Lisa (Manzer) Leweck ‘82 Deacon Lane Litke Gayle McMahon Martha McRoskey Sister Jill Marie Napier, CSJ
C A M PA I G N C A B I N E T Paola Avila ‘93 Ann Bernal ‘97 Carla (da Luz) Boren ‘87 Francesca Castagnola Peter Dennehy Carolyn (Camarata) Gallagher ‘00 Gigi Greene Damian McKinney Ann Navarra ‘63 Dr. Mary O’Connor Ijeoma Odu ‘92 José Luís Perez Rocha Coreen Petti Mary Caratan Sloper ‘58
Dr. Mary O’Connor Barbara Picco
*As of December 8, 2017
Nina R. Sciuto-Morales ‘76 Peg Stehly Danitza (Ramirez) Villanueva ‘98 Sister Sandra Williams, CSJ
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Photo: Natalia CastellanosGonzalez ’17 is attending Yale University. Sofia Gonzalez ‘17 is attending University of San Diego.
Thank you for your commitment to empowering women and girls!
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