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St Peter Academy

Private | PK-8 | 125 students


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Posted September 21, 2009

Excellent teachers, very involved parents, close community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers and staff make my child feel right at home
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2009

We are an amazing community. We have an amazing principal, a dedicated staff, and awesome families who are so involved in our school.
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Posted September 21, 2009

I love St Peter's Academy because it has such dedicated teachers. They are welcoming and caring and looking out for our childrens best interest. We are new to the school and I have the comfort level that I had at our prior school and that is very important to me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2009

SPA is a parent driven independent school with a Catholic focus
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Posted September 20, 2009

St. Peter Academy is an amazing school. It is not only a school, it is a family. The faculty, staff, and parents are amazingly talented and loving. St. Peter's is one of a kind.
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Posted September 20, 2009

Small class sizes and the special attention paid to the various learning styles of each student make this school great. The school is made up of a great parent/teacher community that is very involved and the principal is a leader who truly cares about each child as well as her staff.
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Posted September 20, 2009

St. Peter Academy is a warm, nurturing, environment where kids learn in creative and unique ways. The faculty is dedicated to the goal of our children reaching their fullest potential and striving to be the best they can be both academically and spiritually! Our family loves St. Peter's!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2009

A great energy filled/run school by both staff and parents/community. I am new to the scchool and love how involed we as parents can get to make sure our kids have an encouraging, fun, safe and educational environment around them. St. Peter Academy is my daughters ' other home' and if she thinks that at 3.5 years old then I guess we are in a great path.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2009

St. Peter's has a great faculty to student ratio with a caring & nurturing environment for the students.
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Posted September 20, 2009

St peters has awesome parental involvement and a unmatched commitment to excellence!
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Posted September 20, 2009

Without a doubt, the best school in the world. Dedicated teachers and staff. We are all part. Of one big family.
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Posted September 20, 2009

It is a small school with a big heart. Children get individual attention, and classes are tailored to their learning needs at the time. They are small enough to be flexible in and out of the classroom, but strive to have every child work harder and smarter than they thought they could.
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Posted September 20, 2009

It is a great loving and nurturing atmosphere. The family is the focus of support for the students. Every family member is involved in the shaping of our young children.
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Posted September 20, 2009

This school is a small, community school. The teachers and students know everyone in all the grades, not just their own. Parents, teachers and students all work together as a team. What a great school.
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Posted September 20, 2009

St. Peter Academy is a great place for everyone! Children are in small classes. They are treated on an individual basis with respect and offered opportunites for unique learning experiences. Parents are given the chance to provide lots of imput into school decisions. Teachers are allowed freedom to create curriculum to cater to their classes' needs.
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Posted September 20, 2009

St. Peter Academy is all about the kids! The kids LOVE it! Parents love it too!
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Posted September 20, 2009

This is a wonderful catholic based school. The teachers are great and treat every child as an individual, rather than just a number. I know that my children are learning in a safe, welcoming community
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Posted September 20, 2009

My family loves St. Peter's Academy! The staff knows each student and their families. You can see how much they care about every child.
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Posted March 9, 2009

I am a student here and it a a great school they are willing to stay after school wth you if you need help with anything. Classrooms and number of students are small but it is a great school. ''10'' -8Th grade graduateinngg
—Submitted by a student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 16%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
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371 West 4th Street
Boston, MA 02127
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