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2019 – 2020 School Year Calendar

June 10th, 2019

Plan ahead with the calendar for next school year!

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This calendar includes important information including vacation and days off from school, school-wide events, Parent/Teacher Conferences, declamations, music recitals and more.



Congratulations to the Class of 2019

June 7th, 2019

We are so proud of our Graduates as they prepare to enter their Secondary Schools in the fall. We will miss you dearly, and are so excited for you to start this next chapter of your lives. KEEP IN TOUCH!

Cindy Bui – Science Leadership Academy

Jenny Bui – Science Leadership Academy

Aidan Cusack – Germantown Friends School

Silas Grasse – St. Andrew’s

Max Hofmann – Westtown School

Sepp Kohler – CAPA

Olivia Lavino – Friends’ Central School

Brandon Le – Church Farm School

Samuel Miller – Germantown Friends School

Harry Murphy – St. Andrew’s

Lily Murphy – St. Andrew’s

Rafa Rosa – Friends’ Central School

Jiasheng Shi – Germantown Friends School



Battle of the Bands 2019

May 31st, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2019 FOR THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN!

Battle of the Bands is one of the most exciting end of year events at St. Peter’s School. Picture a middle school rock concert with faculty judges. Leading up to this assembly, each Upper School Grade chooses a song to perform, rehearses as a group, and  promotes through creating concert posters that they hang throughout the school. One of the most memorable performances came from the current Eighth Grade students when they were in the Sixth Grade and surprised the audience with an unexpected twist.  The students typically choose Rock, Pop, or R & B songs to perform but this particular year, they choose to sing “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. They wowed the crowd and earned a much deserved win! The students have already started rehearsing for this year’s event which is sure to be another amazing show!



Spring 2019 Issue of the Independent

May 6th, 2019

We are excited to share the Spring 2019 edition of our bi-annual publication, The Independent. This edition includes a Spotlight of the Bui Sisters, Cindy ’19, Jenny ’19 and Carly ’29, an Alumni Spotlight of Quinten Staton, ’10 and a Faculty Spotlight of our School Counselor and LPC, Kate Childs. You will also find the School’s new Mission, Keys and Community Code, an overview of our City Curriculum, a recap of National History Day and Washington Carver Science Fair. Plus, read about the Girls on the Run program and some Fun Facts about our Upper School.

Click here to flip through on ISSUU. ENJOY!



Step-Up Days: To Help Prepare For Next Year

April 26th, 2019

Step-Up Days are an opportunity for parents to meet with the Division Directors and your child’s teachers for the 2019 – 2020 school year to prepare for the transition to the next grade.

These Step-Up Days are for parents only and will be held in the Blum Library from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. Please contact Will Nord or Kate Seltzer with any questions.

Rising Third Grade – Friday, May 17
Rising Seventh Grade – Tuesday, May 14
Rising Eighth Grade – Thursday, May 16



Affinity Group Lunch on Friday, May 17

April 25th, 2019

St. Peter’s School offers an Affinity Group lunch for students interested in meeting to share their experiences together along with a faculty member. These optional gatherings are intended to help develop connections between students who identify with a particular group. The final Affinity Group lunch of the year will take place on Friday, May 17 at 12:30pm, and will be open to all students of color, defined as anyone identifying with the following heritages: Latinx, Black/African, South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Mixed/Biracial.  If you are interested in having your child attend, please reach out to their classroom teacher or advisor. Please note there is no lunch provided for these events, so please plan for your child to bring their lunch, pick up their Smart Lunch, or pizza prior to the meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Childs, our Community Life Director, at kchilds@st-peters-school.org. To learn more about how Affinity Groups help support students of color in independent schools, click here



Coffee & Conversation with the Head of School on March 14

February 10th, 2019

Join us for a Coffee & Conversation with the Head of School on Thursday, March 14 in the Blum Library from 8:30AM – 9:30AM along with special guest Jeff Gibson of BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools). Jeff will explain how companies can make a majority of their tax payment in the form of a contribution to a qualified scholarship organization (like SPS) instead of giving corporate tax dollars to the state, through a special statewide program known as EITC/OSTC. For the past few years our school has been partnering with BLOCS, who serves as a liaison between SPS and EITC/OSTC, helping bring over $190,000 in scholarship funds to the School. Nearly all PA Independent Schools take advantage of this program to help offset their tuition assistance budget.
For more information or to RSVP to this event, email Clare Dych, Director of Advancement, at cdych@st-peters-school.org. We are requesting RSVPs for this particular session to ensure we have adequate materials prepared.



4th Annual Maker Faire a Great Success!

February 2nd, 2019

Thank you to all of our presenters who helped make our 4th Annual Maker Faire a great success! SPS Students engaged with professionals in careers including fashion design, emergency pediatric medicine, travel design, real estate development, TV production, interior design, small business consulting, radio engineering, pro bono law, tattoo art, collegiate athletics, theater production and criminal justice. THANK YOU to everyone who shared their background, expertise and passion with our students.



MLK Week of Service and Engagement

January 11th, 2019

During the week preceding MLK Day, January 14 – 18, SPS students engaged in activities to learn about and celebrate diversity.  Activities included a collaborative mural art project for the “I Have A Dream” speech, community service activities at the Old Pine Community Center and the St. Peter’s Church Food Cupboard, and the ECD Peace March through our neighborhood.



Celebration of Light on December 18

December 1st, 2018

Family and friends are invited to St. Peter’s School’s Celebration of Light at St. Peter’s Church, located at 3rd & Pine Streets on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00pm. Students from First through Eighth Grades celebrate the holiday season with songs from diverse sources. Celebration of Light is a special night when we celebrate the returning of light to our hemisphere, with an emphasis placed on the many traditions of the season, including Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. School dismissal is at 12:00pm that day, and students report back to their classrooms at 5:30pm that evening. Please note Aftercare is available on that day.