In 1947, Queen of Peace School, with four classrooms, a library and an office, was built. The school opened on Monday, September 8, 1947, with 105 students in grades one through eight. Four more classrooms were added in 1949, and in 1955, another four classrooms. The Dominican Sisters were the first to staff the school, with Sr. Loretta Raphael as the first principal. On February 9, 1962, ground broke on the present church. The first Mass was celebrated on Sunday, December 2, 1962.