Catholic Schools

Here at Mary, Queen of Peace, we are fortunate to have an amazing preschool, the Joyful Discovery Preschool. We are also so very grateful that both St. Louise Catholic School in Bellevue, and St. Joseph Parish School, which has a campus in both Issaquah and Snoqualmie, both offer MQP Parishioners the "parish rate" to attend their schools. Read on to learn more about these wonderful schools!


Joyful Discovery Preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment with a child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum balanced in play, academics, and joyful discovery. We encourage and guide children towards success through early academic preparation, social-emotional development, and spiritual growth. We value the uniqueness of each child, foster a love of learning, and seek to instill an awareness of being loved by God. Our mission also is to give students:

  • Highly qualified staff with extensive experience in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 

  • Credentialed Lead Teachers and Director with Masters in Education

  • Thematic curriculum rich in science + social studies 

  • Music, Art + P.E. enrichments 

  • A uniquely spacious facility with gym + playground