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School Closing: Thursday, February 8

February 6th, 2018

Upon recommendation of the City of Philadelphia, St. Peter’s School, too, will be closing school on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Enjoy the celebration!

SPS Positivity Challenge

January 31st, 2018
This February, the SEL Committee (Social Emotional Learning) will be hosting a challenge to encourage positive thoughts and actions around our school. We have created a calendar that is filled with ways you and your family can spend a few minutes each day being mindful and sharing in positivity. There is no reward or accountability for this challenge; you don’t even need to sign up!  Simply post the Positivity Challenge calendar in your home and join in daily, weekly or whenever you need a boost. We would love to see your participation through pictures and videos. Please send these to kott@st-peters-school.org or use the hashtag #spspositivitymonth to keep us posted on how you are doing.
Click Here to download the Positivity Challenge calendar.
In addition, we will be installing a display on the fence of Wiggins Field. There will be envelopes filled with positive notes and illustrations created by our students. It is our hope that the people in our community will take a note, feel the love, and pass along the positivity. Encourage your friends and family in the area to check it out!

SPS Maker Faire and Cardinal Nest Success

January 23rd, 2018

On Friday, January 19, 2018 St. Peter’s School held our third annual Maker Faire and Cardinal Nest event. This great day held excitement at every grade level. In the morning, SPS Alumnus Junius Jones ’15 joined us to speak about his entrepreneurial endeavors during the morning assembly. Our ECD and LS students spent the morning working on a STEAM Challenge that allowed them to create and explore the ideas of the Maker Faire at their level.

Our US students visited 5 sessions with professional facilitators who spoke about their careers and answered questions, or worked on projects with our students. The day concluded with our Cardinal Nest, where students were given the opportunity to present a creative product idea to a panel of distinguished judges for the chance to win funding for their invention. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and outside volunteers who made this day so incredible for our students!

Click Here to view photos from this great event!

Fourth Grade Wax Museum

January 17th, 2018

The Fourth Grade at SPS will be hosting the annual Fourth Grade Wax Museum on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Alumni Theater for students. This is a wonderful tradition where our Fourth Grade students research a historical figure that they are interested in. The students then embody their chosen person at the Wax Museum, where they share the story and answer the questions of other students.

2016 – 2017 Annual Report

January 16th, 2018

The 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available online! This report reflects all the generous donations received by St. Peter’s School in the 2016-2017 school year. We are so grateful to have such a supportive community of parents, students, friends, alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff. If you have any questions about the content of this report, please contact Clare Dych at cdych@st-peters-school.org. Please Click Here to read the report.

SPS Maker Faire

January 12th, 2018

St. Peter’s School (SPS) is excited to host our third annual SPS Maker Faire and Cardinal Nest: An SPS Take on “Shark Tank” on Friday, January 19th. For this event, we invite facilitators to present on what they love to do and why they love to do it, as well as bringing in local entrepreneurs to judge our Cardinal Nest (our take on the Shark Tank idea) portion of the day. These are perfect opportunities to inspire and educate our SPS students as they gain more experience within their specific interest fields.

SPS Maker Faire & Cardinal Nest is a day of workshops and informational sessions for our 5th through 8th graders, culminating in prepared pitches by our students where they will share their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs. Winners receive funds from SPS to take next steps with their business. We look forward to seeing what creative ideas our students present this year!

New Enrollment Changes

January 8th, 2018
Instructions to access and sign your reenrollment contract will be emailed on Wednesday, January 10th. Please note the change in date. All reenrollment contracts will be due on Friday, January 19th.
If you have any questions about the reenrollment process or have trouble accessing your contract, please contact Will Nord at wnord@st-peters-school.org

Admissions at SPS is going paperless!
Starting this year, the St. Peter’s School admissions experience is moving online. Families will apply online, and be able to pay application fees online. New and returning families will now also sign contracts electronically online. No more paper!
We are moving to Continuous Enrollment!
St. Peter’s School will be transitioning to Continuous Enrollment. What does this mean? All current families will receive a reenrollment contract this January, just like in years past. However, this will be the last time families will need to sign a reenrollment contract here at St. Peter’s School until their child graduates or they tell us they are not returning.
Click Here for more information about the new reenrollment procedures.

School Closed 1/4/18 and 1/5/18

January 3rd, 2018

Due the inclement weather, SPS will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 and Friday, January 5, 2018. The first Meet the New Head of School session is rescheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

Happy Holidays from SPS!

December 20th, 2017

In this holiday season, St. Peter’s School stops to reflect on how thankful we are to have such an amazing community. From all of us here at St. Peter’s School, we wish you a very happy holiday!

ECD Celebration

December 12th, 2017

The ECD Holiday Celebration is on Monday, December 18 at 8:45 AM. All are invited to attend. After morning drop off, family and friends should proceed to the theater to get seats.

Since it is a special day, all PS, PK, and K children are permitted to wear holiday/party clothes to school!