Welcome to Christ, Prince of Peace!

We are a co-ed Catholic school in west St. Louis County enrolling students 3 years of age through 8th grade. We inspire students to achieve academic excellence, deepen their faith, develop social responsibility through service learning and foster lifelong friendships. We encourage you to visit our vibrant school to experience the CPOP difference!

Learn What Makes CPOP Exceptional

Our school is alive with vibrant faculty, energized students and committed and caring parents. We have a mission and a purpose to “Inspire Faith and Learning” and this is woven into all we do at CPOP.

What Parents Love About CPOP

Faith & Serivce

Daily prayer, priest presence, weekly mass and service projects help students build character, deepen their faith, develop social responsibility and foster lifelong friendships. CPOP nurtures a faith commitment that inspires a joyful personal relationship with God and promotes Catholic principles of justice, peace and compassion.

Individualized Attention

An 18:1 student-teacher ratio and small class sizes guarantee personalized attention and the ability to focus on the individual child. Educational resources (including a learning consultant, reading resource teacher) allow for differentiated instruction in the classrooms and programs to stretch and support student growth.

Comprehensive Curriculum

CPOP’s intellectually challenging program of studies includes teaching advanced research, STEM concepts, computer, literature, math, social studies, religion, music, art, Spanish, P.E. and more. Eighth grade students have the option to take Algebra. Our curriculum is designed to help students reach their full potential in a challenging yet nurturing academic environment.

Welcoming Community

The “spirit of joy” pervades our campus. We are a warm, welcoming and involved community, and CPOP offers a home where each child is well-cared-for and loved. Teachers act as co-educators with committed and caring parents and children are energized and engaged.

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer aftercare as well as an extensive list of extra-curricular activities including band, choir, Scouts, Math Facts Scholars, Sewing Club, Math Club, Art Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Bricks for Kids, Dance, Sports, Chess, Girls on the Run, Mad Science, Middle School musical and many more.

Early Childhood Center

Our competitively priced, full and part-time ELC is for potty-trained children starting at age 3. The flexible program provides a loving and caring environment while preparing for kindergarten. We help develop the child’s awareness that he or she is unique and capable of limitless knowledge.

OUR SCHOOL at a Glance

Student-teacher ratio and small class size guarantees students receive personalized attention
Teachers, faculty and staff, each of whom genuinely care about the success of the students
Amazing new STEM lab that allows students to engage in leading edge technology
of our 8th graders were accepted into the St. Louis high school of their choice


CPOP STL Giving Day

COVID-19 has changed so much, but it can’t change our giving spirit. Support CPOP now through Thursday, May 7 as part of Give STL Day 2020! Give STL Day is…
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We are officially kicking off our faculty theme days! September's theme is SUPERHERO! Thank you, teachers and staff, for being our superheroes not just today, but EVERYDAY! 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️💜 #teachersaresuperheroes #archstl #bethegreatorgator

To the world you may be a teacher but in our eyes you are a SUPERHERO! #bethegreatergator @cpopalumni @CpopParish @CPOPGators @archstl

So excited to get our @Jen_Stark inspired collaborative mural up today! Way to go ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ 7th and 8th grade students! #bethegreatergator

K,1st and 2nd grade ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ celebrated International Dot Day today with their colorful “dot” creations! #bethegreatergator #DotDay2020

Not to be outdone, our ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ ELC joined in on the Dot Day fun with their “endangered polka dot owls and their Dot paintings all framed in “swirly gold”! #DotDay2020 #bethegreatergator

Blessings to all our CPOP fam! Our youth ministry will be meeting on Zoom for some game and chit-chat this Thursday at 1pm! Please email cpopyouth@gmail.com for the meeting info. 🤟🏾🤟🏾🙏🏾

Congratulations to our Blues-loving, Phish-jammin', joke-making pastor @cjdunlap, on the 14th anniversary of his ordination today! Thank you for your loving service to the Church. May God continue to bless you in your priestly ministry.

Congratulations to Matt and the CPOP Class of 2020! Many blessings on your next adventure. Remember you will always #BeTheGreaterGator and CPOP will always be your home.

Thanks @CPOPGators 🐊💜 @sluhjrbills Here he comes. You are gonna love him! #BetheGreaterGator

Watch “Learn What Makes Christ, Prince of Peace School Exceptional” on #Vimeo https://t.co/Av9UIr7R7O #BeTheGreaterGator

Congratulations 6th & 7th Grade ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ on your ⁦@ecybermission⁩ awards! Six Gator teams: Regional Finalist, 1st & 2nd Place and Honorable Mentions in our state! From water saving aquarium filters to healthy snacks, so creative! #BeTheGreaterGator

Thank you Simon Hanna #psp0187 #PSPballwin for mentoring this 6th ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ team to their eCYBERMISSION 1st Place State of MO and Regional Finalist award! Your encouragement helped them persevere and #BeTheGreaterGator

Thank you very much @CPOPGators PTO for your thoughtful gift box of delicious, fresh produce! It was pasta con broccoli with a side salad at our house last night! 🥦🥬🥒🥕Thank you!

Ready to celebrate with awesome veggies! Thank you PTO! ⁦@CPOPGators⁩

TeachersWorkSoHard, SoCreative, SoGivingOfTheirTime, Everyday- WaDaYaKnow....They Look’d at Covid-19 and said...“WeGotThis!”-💜 #CPOPGators!

Thanks to the @CPOPGators PTO, the Ambrose family was able to add a side salad to the dinner plate using the delicious veggies that came in our fruit and veggie box! #BeTheGreaterGator

Look at the beautiful rain garden at work! Constructed by @CPOPGators with help from The Boy Scout Troop for the @USGBCMoGateway Green Schools Quest four years ago! The pollinators are happy too! Way to #BeTheGreaterGator & take care of our Earth!

COVID-19 has changed so much, but it can't change our giving spirit. Support CPOP on Thursday, May 7 as part of Give STL Day 2020!

Thank you ⁦@CPOPGators⁩ PTO for the delicious gift (and for making sure I eat my fruits & veggies!)
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Happy Nurses Day to all of you on the front lines, the back lines and everywhere in between, Especially all of you @CPOPGators nurses. Thanks for taking care of us. May God Bless You today and always!

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Abuse & Neglect

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Child Abuse & Neglect
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Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse & Neglect Hotlain