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St Peter School

Private | K-8 | 142 students

Our school is best know for its family atmosphere and dedicated teachers.


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Posted March 2, 2013

This is an excellent school. The staff truly cares about the students and teaches the children to have pride in their work. The staff also puts an emphasis on being positive citizens by having the students participate in community service activities. My family is very thankful we found this school for our children. We truly feel our children are receiving a top notch education. The tuition rates are also the most affordable in the area especially for families with multiple children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 5, 2012

Small class sizes allow for a lot of teacher/student instruction and generate a high academic level of achievement. Tuition is very reasonable and the school offers a loving and nurturing environment for catholics and non-catholics alike. The school is a hidden gem !
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2010

I am so very thankful we found this school for our children. My step son went to 6 different schools in 5 years in 3 different states. He had many gaps in his learning. The teaching staff and principle have worked so hard with us to get him caught up. It was a struggle for him at first but everyone was so patient, hard working, kind and dedicated to helping us. We put our daughter in the school in kindergarten and everyone is so impressed with how well she can read, write, spell, and her mathmatics and computer skills are off the charts! We do wish they had a preschool program available but we are so pleased with everything. We have reccomended this school to our friends and neighbors. There are not enough good things to say about everyoneand everything being done in theis school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 5, 2009

We are Very Happy with this School. This is our son's first year at St Peter's. We moved him from another private School and I only wished we had moved him sooner. What a wonderful School! The Principal is Outstanding, Her actions show she enjoys the Children and cares for each and everyone of them. His Teacher in the first couple of weeks knew where he needed help and made sure he received the help. What a difference experince makes. My son loves going to School now. We are so pleased! Thank you St Peter's Our Son is on the right path!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 20, 2009

I do not agree with the reviews I have read below. I find that the pricncipal of the school does not convey the christian morals I would expect from a public school administrator let alone a chatholic one. Feedback I have recieved from my child and other parents is that she cares more about discipline than she does education. Standardized testing reflects that. I will not be sending my child back next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2009

Best kept secret in Aurora, caring teachers small school with big heart, excelent academic standing, larg parent involment
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Posted October 8, 2008

I love this school. They are small in numbers but large in caring. I am so greatful to them for the education they are giving my son. Everyone knows the students. Great lunch program. great teachers. Great value.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2007

We are very happy with St. Peter School. We appreciate the time and effort the teachers give to each student. Our child has ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, and Sensory Integration Disorder, but because of the care and concern of all the teachers and our principal, he is doing VERY well! Our child's needs are well met, and there is both flexibility and genuine concern for his progress. The principal knows every student and is extremely open and approachable.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 15, 2006

We have been very pleased with St. Peter School. The staff/administrators are very skilled and work very hard to bring out the best in each and every student. My son's teacher was very concerned about his grades. She worked one-on-one with him to bring him up to where he is most comfortable. Thank you to everyone for what you do for our students!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2006

Thank you Thank you thank you I have learned so much at st. Peter's and i just want everyone to know how special the school is. The academics are fantastic. The art teacher is willing to help you and always understands when you need help. The teachers Ms. Carolson and Mrs. Baier are the best yet they work with each child when they need help. They are the most fun too. Sr. Ann and Father George run a good school they deserve more. St. Peter's School deserves more credit. Everyone is always talking about it we may not have much money but that doesnt matter here we do just fine without it.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 2, 2005

Caring staff and principal. Open communication encouraged. Small school with current computer technologies to all classrooms, plus a separate computer lab. Mostly 2 grades to a class where combined #s of pupil are 20-22. Teacher's aid is one per teacher, not shared! Many after school programs ( for example, scouts and youth choir,) sports and homework club offered. Religious ed. is taught as part of curriculum. Each staff member is serious about her role in school and the atomsphere is frendly and loving. All in all, this is a great little school with a lot to offer.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 24, 2004

very faimly friendly, top rate small school. Staff very helpful. Parent involvement helps make it a loving enviroment for kids to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 31% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 30% 0%
White 25% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sr. Ann Brummel
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (630) 892-4836


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students


Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • District 129 for West Aurora
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Rockford
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year

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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Financial aid offered

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Aurora Central
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915 Sard Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
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Phone: (630) 892-1283


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