"Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." This is the theme for the 2015-2016 school year. We work each day to incorporate this into our interactions with each other.
We have made significant progress on our Five Year Strategic Plan that was finalized in January of 2015.
*We have added Junior Great Books in First through Fifth Grade for more critical thinking.
*Teachers have received training in Classroom Instruction that Works.
*Teachers are receiving training on Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.
*We have purchased 40 Chromebooks and 20 iPads for mobile technology in the classrooms.
*The Exploratory Options include Newspaper, Drama, Computer Coding, Robotics, and Rocketry.
*We are raising funds for our new playground. Our goal is to have the playground installed during the 2016 summer!
Please contact the school to see first hand that we are committed to providing an enriching, Christian educational experience for all children.
February 22, 2016
This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
The principal is weak on bullying and unkindness. She herself is a nice woman and a good listener. But she fails to ever make any changes necessary to protect children from peers or even teachers who are mean. We have talked with her many times about our child and the problems in the classroom, problems which stem from other students and from a classroom teacher who is not at all warm and fuzzy to the kids. Nothing ever changes. The principal says everything we want to hear, but she doesn't ever have the strength to actually stand up for what's right. She is not an assertive or take-charge personality, and that does a real disservice to students at the school who need her to be their advocate. In talking with other parents, we know we are not alone in this assessment.
The children are taught to be the hands and face of Christ to each other. I love the 4 part apology that the children use to repair a wrong. If there is a problem that the adults are not aware of, all it takes is a phone call for the teachers and principal to address the issue.
Each of my children have different learning styles and needs. With the small class sizes, there is not slipping through the cracks. The reading interventionist has worked with one of my children to bring her up to grade level. I feel each of my children are valued for their uniqueness.
The Principal at the school knows every child by name. She also has an in depth understanding of each child's learning strengths and weaknesses. She works closely with teachers and parents to make sure that every child is challenged and growing.
Each teacher we have had is caring and my children love learning. I know they are spending hours preparing their lessons and grading the work. I so appreciate how much my children are growing academically.
We just absolutely LOVE this school! I have 3 children in the school and every teacher has been professional and exceptional teachers. The classrooms are nurturing and enriching with a strong faith based environment. We are so blessed to have St. Peter Catholic School.
I disagree with the comments regarding no challenge for the gifted students. My kids have been at St. Peter for 3 years, both are extremely bright, and they are challenged and working on academics that are 1-2 years ahead of their grade level. The school also has a Reading Interventionist and Math help for any students who need extra assistance. For a small school, they have lots of resources. We also have a brand new playground for K-8. The students at St. Peter have no problem using their imaginations and creativity on the playground and at any recess. Our kids get more recess time and lunch time than many of the public schools.
When reading reviews on this page, be mindful that the same person can post 8 reviews and make it look like they are from different families. This website is not the best place to get information to help you make your decision on schools in the area. You should tour the schools in which you are interested and make up your own mind.
The curriculum at St. Peter's feels very hodge-podge. We are new to this school, and we are not off to a good start. We really wanted our kids at a Catholic school, but this one is disappointing so far. My children are bored, confused, and frustrated. The school's curriculum is well behind our kids' last school's. There is no gifted program here, and the teachers & kids don't seem able to accommodate gifted learners very well. My sweet kids really haven't made any friends yet, two months into school. It is very sad for our family. Also, there's no playground, though the school keeps promising one. My kids miss having a fun recess. We are re-thinking our choice of St. Peter and are looking at the D-38 schools. All of our neighbors speak highly of the local public schools.