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Fall Edition of The Independent

November 22nd, 2017

We are excited to share the Fall 2017 edition of our bi-annual publication, The Independent. This edition features articles about our growing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts, and Mathematics) program, the Cross Country team, and EITC and OSTC offerings. Additionally, it includes a Student Spotlight featuring Fourth Grader William Bozzelli and an Alumni Spotlight featuring Lexi Ivers ’10. Click Here to view the publication.



Scholastic Book Fair!

November 17th, 2017

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King

Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open to the public on Friday, December 1 from 3 – 6 PM and on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Students will be coming by throughout the week on classroom visits to the Book Fair to make their wish lists. Unable to attend the fair in-person? From November 22 – December 5 be sure to use this link to shop online! 

Come get your new favorite piece of portable magic and support SPS! 📚



Holiday Hooray! at St. Peter’s School

November 9th, 2017

St. Peters School’s Annual Holiday Hooray! will be held Friday, December 1 from 3-6 PM and Saturday December 2 starting at 9 AM. This great event features beautiful trees, poinsettias, greens, and wreaths decorated by SPS parents for sale on the Blacktop at 319 Lombard Street!

We will also be running a Scholastic Bookfair throughout the sale. On Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM, we will have Family Fun in the Theater with our Scholastic Bookfair, featuring seasonal activities and the opportunity to take winter fun photos with (or without) Santa. Please join us for this beloved tradition and to raise funds for student scholarships!



National STEAM and STEM Day

November 8th, 2017

Full STEAM ahead! 
Although today is officially national STEM/STEAM day, at SPS we celebrate with our STEAM program everyday. Students in all grades, Preschool through Eighth, have dedicated projects and programs to cultivate their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts, and Mathematics. This year we have a brand new STEAM Lab, serving our Preschool – 2nd Graders, in addition to our wonderful Innovation Lab for older students. Be sure to check out the article about the SPS STEAM program in the fall edition of our Independent publication!



SPS Team at the Lemon Run

October 30th, 2017

Join our SPS Team at the Lemon Run on Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 8:00 to 11:00 AM!

We are participating in The Lemon Run and raising money to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding cures for all children with cancer! You can join us by running or walking as part of the team or making a donation. The money you donate will pay for research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Please help kids and their families by providing desperately needed hope! Thanks for your support! Click Here to view our Team page.



Open House This Saturday!

October 26th, 2017

We are so excited to welcome many prospective families to 319 Lombard this Saturday! Please join us for our Admissions Open House on October 28 from 1-3 PM to learn more about SPS, a Preschool (Age 3) through Eighth Grade Independent School located in historic Philadelphia! Click Here to RSVP for this wonderful event where you will get the chance to tour the building led by an Upper School student, and meet with current faculty and parents.



Upper School Showcase: Oct. 26th

October 17th, 2017

Save the date for our very first Upper School Showcase Thursday, Oct. 26th at 6 PM! Families of ECD & LS students (Preschool – Fourth Grade) are encouraged to come and learn about the Upper School experience. Hear about programs like ISP and Advisory, athletics and clubs, and meet members of our US faculty!



Hipster Henry School Survey

October 16th, 2017

The Hipster Henry School Survey is your chance to share with prospective families all over the city what you think of SPS. There are things you love and there are things you would like to see improved. Parents all over the city are interested in your opinions to help them pick the right school for their family. In previous years, SPS has been one of the most represented parent bodies in the survey results. Use the link below to take the survey! Click Here to take the survey.



Harvest Festival

October 3rd, 2017

Harvest Festival will be held Friday, October 13 from 3 – 5:30 PM. This is a beloved event at SPS, which has been around since we became an Independent school. The entire community comes together on the Friday after Garnet and Grey Day for this wonderful festival full of great activities, food, and fun. Lombard Street between 3rd & 4th Streets will be closed from 12 PM until 8 PM for this event. There is no After School care provided the day of the Harvest Festival. This favorite tradition would not be possible without the support of our parent volunteers. Please consider signing up for a volunteer shift, which will be on a board in the lobby leading up to the event!

If you have any questions regarding the Harvest Festival, please reach out to Dena Hillison, at dhillison@st-peters-school.org or 215-297-3098.

Harvest Festival Activities: 
Tickets: Tickets will be sold in the lobby during drop off the week of the event at a discounted rate of 25 tickets for $20. Tickets will be sold for $1 each at the event. All food and activities require tickets to participate. 
The Great SPS Bake Off and Sale
NEW: Harvest Table
Carnival Activitie
NEW: Harvest Games
Pie Eating Contest
NEW: Music Fun
Food and Drinks



Advancement Update

October 1st, 2017

We would like to thank members of the Class of 1988 for creating the Seth Joyal Memorial Fund in memory of their classmate, Seth, who passed away last fall. To honor Seth’s love of sports, the class chose to direct their gifts to two projects. The first is the purchase of new soccer and basketball uniforms. We are still waiting for a few more sizes to arrive, but you will soon see our students sporting their new look on the field.

The class will also be offering scholarships for SPS students to attend our sports and Leader in Training summer camp programs for the next five summers. Students currently receiving tuition assistance are eligible to apply for summer camp scholarships beginning Summer 2018. For more information on the Joyal Memorial Fund or the summer camp scholarships, please contact Clare Dych, Director of Advancement, at cdych@st-peters-school.org.