Approximately 140 students, along with faculty, from Queen of Peace School in Waterloo, Iowa, will be on the Loras College campus on Monday, May 22. Their trip to Dubuque is a final one together as a school community before the school’s doors officially close on June 5.
Queen of Peace School (formerly St. Mary’s School) has been part of the east side community of Waterloo for 106 years. During that time it served as a kindergarten through 12th grade and in 1959, with the opening of Columbus High School, it became a kindergarten through 8th grade school. It is the last Catholic school on the east side of Waterloo and has the most ethnically diverse student population in the state of Iowa. On Monday, June 5, after a final school Mass the school bells will ring for the last time. See More