April 26th, 2019
Please join the faculty and children of St. Peter’s for May Day! Bring a picnic supper to enjoy with family and friends following the event on the Sally Wiggins Turf Field until 6:00 PM.
On May Day, students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade should wear school uniforms in the morning and bring their May Day clothes to change into in the afternoon.
The following clothing is appropriate for the celebration:
FOOTWEAR: All students should wear closed toe and rubber soled shoes for safety, including sneakers, that will not come off with activity. No loafers, platforms, sandals or high-heeled shoes may be worn.
ATTIRE: Students wear summery dresses or skirts with tops (with a full or A-line skirt so dancing is easy) or white collared shirts with white shorts/pants (ECD & Lower School) or white pants (Upper School) and white socks.
If you have any white shorts or pants that your child has outgrown and would like to donate them to our swap, please drop them off at the front desk. Goldstein’s Men’s & Boys’ Wear at 2537 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 carries white pants if you are having trouble finding them elsewhere.
DISMISSAL: At the end of the event, children return to their classrooms and are dismissed to the care and supervision of their parents or caregiver. No Childcare is available that afternoon.
RAINDATE: Monday, May 6, 2019
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 email@example.com. To learn more about how Affinity Groups help support students of color in independent schools, click here
April 10th, 2019
Caregivers and children ages 18 months to three years old are invited to attend this complimentary drop-in activity at St. Peter’s School! Storytime is held from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM on select Mondays throughout the year, in the newly renovated Blum Library, located on the Third Floor of the School. Come visit us for a fun morning of reading stories and a chance to connect with other families! UPCOMING DATES: Apr. 29 and May 13. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Storytime and click here to learn about other ways you can visit our School!
March 5th, 2019
The calendar for next school year is now available!
This calendar includes important information including vacation and days off from school, school-wide events, Parent/Teacher Conferences, declamations and music recitals.
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 email@example.com. We are requesting RSVPs for this particular session to ensure we have adequate materials prepared.
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.
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.
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.
November 30th, 2018
We are excited to share the Fall 2018 edition of our bi-annual publication, The Independent. This edition includes a Spotlight of Student Government President, Lily Murphy ’19, and an Alumni Spotlight of Phillip Paige ’69.
You will also find details on the ECD’s fall visit to Elmwood Park Zoo, a Harvest Festival recap and information about our STEAM program. Plus, learn more about our new Head of School, Matt Evans, as well as what students can expect during this year’s School Services. Click here to read the new issue.
November 6th, 2018
Thank you to all the Grandparents and Special Friends of our students who visited the School on Tuesday, November 20, spending time in the classrooms before heading over to Old Pine Community Center to enjoy a performance by our students. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the Facebook Live recording of the wonderful performance here.