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Academics Overview

At St. Peter’s School (SPS), our mission is to honor the time for childhood in the lives of our students and their families. In doing so, we believe in fostering an early and lifelong love of learning, cultivating citizenship, nourishing compassion, teaching responsibility, and instilling deep respect for self and others.

Every step of the way, our robust curriculum embodies these core values and emphasizes the enduring skills we strive to nurture in our students. In seeking to teach and develop the whole child, we attend to the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student. Our programs are challenging, engaging, and developmentally appropriate, anchored by our commitment to our core values and enduring skills. No matter their age, our students learn and live:

  • The Skills of Inquiry and Critical Thinking
  • The Skills of Collaboration and Cultural Competence
  • The Skills of Self-awareness and Integrity
  • The Skills of Persistence and Resilience
  • The Skills of Accountability and Organization

EARLY CHILDHOOD DIVISION: PRESCHOOL THROUGH KINDERGARTEN
St. Peter’s School’s strong educational foundation is laid in our Early Childhood Division, where child-directed learning, imagination, and play are fostered. In these Preschool through Kindergarten years, students access the intellectual tools to solve their own problems and develop a love for learning through sensory, hands-on experiences.

LOWER SCHOOL: FIRST THROUGH FOURTH GRADES
Lower School students are empowered as they discover answers to questions and navigate the fascinating world around them. These First through Fourth Grade years are rich in reading, problem-solving, and collaborating, inviting students to take intellectual risks, think critically, and develop both independence and self-awareness.

UPPER SCHOOL: FIFTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADES
Serving as role models for the student body, our US students reach new levels of leadership, responsibility, self-expression, and achievement. Consistently called upon to think critically and solve 21st century problems, by Eighth Grade, our graduates are well-rounded, altruistic, and ready to embrace the challenges of secondary school and the real world.