About Us

About Us

Why Saint Peter

Why choose St. Peter’s Catholic School? Selecting the right school for your child is a major decision. Over 7 years ago, St. Peter’s Catholic School was established to assist parents with this great responsibility. St. Peter’s faculty and staff are dedicated to giving your child the very best. What do we mean by that?
  1. The Best Academic Preparation for Future Success.Catholic schools have traditionally excelled in providing children with the strongest preparation for future success in colleges and careers, year after year.  Catholic schools consistently outperform other schools in the fundamental areas of reading, English language skills, mathematics and science. St. Peter’s shares this Catholic tradition of academic excellence.
  2. Test of Basic Skills Results.The Test of Basic Skills is a nationally standardized achievement test for K-12 students. The test allows parents to compare your child’s scores to children across the country in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The very same skills Catholic schools excel in teaching–reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science–are crucial skills today’s child needs to thrive in tomorrow’s world. The future will require strong reading and comprehension skills, the ability to analyze and evaluate a constant stream of new ideas, and the flexibility to adapt to continuous technological changes and innovation. The future will reward those who are lifelong learners. Your child’s bright future begins with the strong academic preparation for ongoing learning that St. Peter’s provides.
  3. Christian Character Development.Academics alone won’t guide a child through the turbulent years of adolescence and the challenges of adult life. The Catholic faith provides every child with a solid foundation to begin to make good decisions based on authentic Gospel values. We nurture the spiritual development of our students through daily prayer, Holy Mass, and direct instruction in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Self-discipline and humility, honesty and integrity are modeled and taught in a loving environment. A young person of exceptionally good character is the hallmark of the Catholic school graduate. Not surprisingly, the Catholic School environment has produced many outstanding church, civic and business leaders, well-known authors, scientists, and philanthropists.
  4. Community Awareness and Responsibility.Our students learn to know and love their Creator, to see others as made in the image and likeness of God, to use their talents and abilities responsibly, and to work for the greater good in our neighborhoods and towns, our country and our world. At St. Peter’s, faith is a lived experience with service to others integrated into daily school life. All students participate in community service projects, giving them the opportunity to serve those in need and support their local communities.
  5. Small Classes.Research has shown that smaller class size gives each child more opportunity to receive individual attention. Interestingly, if an attentive environment is lacking in the early years, it may be harder for a middle school student to develop effective self-discipline and work habits for later academic and professional success. Here at St. Peter’s, each child is nurtured, known, and cherished as a gift of God, with a unique human potential. There is no crowd for children to get lost in. Parents often say they chose St. Peter’s because of our small classes, which research shows, is the best environment for young children.
  6. Diversity.Though our classes are small, the ethnic background of our students is diverse, their families coming from around the corner and around the world. All are invited to join our school family. In addition to Catholicism, students from other religious backgrounds attend St. Peter’s. Our school mission is based on the Gospel, proclaiming God’s love to all and extending a warm welcome to all who enter our doors.
What is the purpose for the existence of Catholic schools? The Saint Peter Catholic Schools exist for a threefold ministry or service:
  1. To teach doctrine. Doctrine is concerned with the message of hope that is contained in the Gospel.  Doctrine presents us with the unbelievably marvelous “Good News” that God is our Father who showed us through his son, Jesus, that He loves us with unconditional love, and shares his life with us through His Holy Spirit.
  2. To build a Christian Community as a reality to be lived every day by its members.  From the very beginning the child must be introduced into a community of learning and living, a community of love for, and service to others.  This community involves children, teachers, parents and priests.
  3. To be of service to all mankind.  As a vibrant living community, it does not look in upon itself, but looks outward to all people without exception:  their needs, their suffering, their climb upward to fulfillment in Christ.
What is the purpose of education at Saint Peter Catholic School? Education in a Catholic school is not given for the purpose of gaining power, but as an aid towards a fuller understanding of, and communion with man, events, and things. Knowledge is not to be considered as a means of material prosperity and success, but as a call to serve and to be responsible for others. What makes Saint Peter Catholic School a unique school? Saint Peter Catholic School permeated by the gospel spirit of freedom and love, is unique because:
  1. Its stated purpose and goals are linked explicitly with Jesus Christ;
  2. Its values, ideas, and attitudes are derived from Sacred Scripture;
  3. The liturgy and sacraments of the church are given expression in the life of the school;
  4. The purpose of the school is a reflection of faith and gives full view of the application of the gospel;
  5. It is part of the missionary enterprise of the Body of Christ, the church;
  6. It is church and gospel oriented in trying to change knowledge, attitude, and behavior.