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At A Glance

St. Peter’s School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade independent school educating students for over 180 years.

  • Enrollment: 205
  • Average Class Size: 10
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 5:1
  • Mission: To honor the richness of childhood, foster mastery of academic principles, and educate students to be generous and committed citizens of their communities and the world.
  • School Keys: Character Development, Academic Pursuit, Cultural Awareness, Arts Appreciation, Self Knowledge.
  • Community Code: Be kind, compassionate, and inclusive. Be respectful of and honest with yourself, your work, and others. Be your best self.
  • Financial Aid: 23% of student families receive financial aid.
  • Accredited by: Pennsylvania Association of Independent School (PAIS)
  • Member of: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
  • Grades: Preschool (age 3) to Eighth Grade
    • Early Childhood Division (ECD): Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten
      • Preschool and Prekindergarten: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
        • Lunch Bunch (optional): 12:00 – 3:00 PM
      • Kindergarten: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    • Lower School (LS): First – Fourth Grades
      • 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM
    • Upper School (US): Fifth – Eighth Grades
      • 8:00 AM – 3:25 PM
  • Extended Day Care: 7:30 – 8:00 AM and 3:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Campus: Located in historic Society Hill, the School’s priority urban setting includes two buildings:
    • Main School: This building, located at 319 Lombard, houses the Preschool – Eighth Grade homerooms, Prekindergarten – Second Grade Art room, teaching kitchen, theater, and Innovation Lab, also known as “the Underground.”
    • Old Pine Community Center: Students and faculty walk to this site at the corner of 4th and Lombard Streets for French, music, Third – Eighth Grade art, and physical education classes.
    • Wiggins Field: Our students enjoy playing on an enclosed turf lawn, which features a playground and community garden and is adjacent to our Main School building.
    • Starr Garden: US students practice at this nearby recreation center on the 700 block of Lombard, which is also the site of the School’s annual Field Day.
  • School Mascot: Cardinal