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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Students enrolled: 210
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415 Atlantic Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

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(732) 892-1260
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August 03, 2015
We have found a wonderful faith-filled, academic-driven, child-centered enclave in St. Peter School. My husband and I searched for a school that would not only spread the Good News of our Lord, but also diligently prepare our children with the skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Being a public school teacher, I wanted to ensure that my children were not simply being taught to a test. Rather, they are immersed in a curricula that is filled with rigor and compassion. We highly recommend this small school by the sea to any family looking for excellence.

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July 05, 2015
Foundation of faith and community; parents are a force to be reckoned with - which is a good thing. All caring and supportive.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 05, 2015
They care. They take the time to teach and to listen. I have been happy with all of the teachers my son has had through the 7th grade. They have a lot of experience with teaching children and I have had nothing but good encounters with them.

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Amount of homework: Just right
July 05, 2015
Homework is given in most subjects every night. A bit lighter on the weekends sometimes. It is structured and well thought out. It has become a process in our house not a chore.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 05, 2015
I have spoken to many alumni parents and they all feel the same way. Saint Peters had instilled a great sense of determination and work ethic in their children. I can see it now with my son. He is very focused on school and his studies even at this young age.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 05, 2015
It is part of their motto. It holds true in all that they do every day. The children are taught respect from the very first day of kindergarten.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 05, 2015
There is no comparison. St Peters is the only place for my son. Our experience has been nothing but real and my son loves to go to school and learn. He participates in all of the community activities.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 05, 2015
Reverence Respect and Responsibility. They not only say it, they teach it and live by it. Wonderful environment for my son and my nieces. The best in our area. The Principal and the Teachers are the most genuine people you will come across in a private school.

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April 08, 2015
Saint Peter's School is more than just a school to my family. All three of my children have attended the school since 2000. My youngest will be the last to graduate fromSPS this June. Saint Peter's teachers and faculty are a part of our extended family. They have instilled their love of God and learning in our children and every child that attends SPS. That school has been OUR second home for many years. Not only did my kids attend SPS but my husband and his siblings did as well. SPS has prepared our children scholastically as well as spiritually for the road ahead of them outside the doors of SPS. If you ask them they will tell you that they were very well prepared for high school and college. My husband and I were both heavily involved in the PTA and sports council. We chose to be involved and make a difference in our Saint Peter Family. OUR ROOTS will be forever in that beautiful school just over the tracks in Point Pleasant Beach.

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February 02, 2015
As I register my son for his last year at St. Peter, I find myself looking back on the last eight years and know how blessed we are to have been a part of this great school. Dedicated Teachers who care about each and every child. They teach more then Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Catholic Values are incorporated into each and every aspect of the day. The up to date Technology is something you think Catholic schools don't have ..Well we do!! Smart boards in all the classrooms, Ipad's , computer lab. Art, Music , Spanish, Physical Education, A great sports program, after school clubs. I could not be happier . I have met so many people who I have become great friends with while volunteering thru our PTA . So many giving parents who do it all for the children. What a great example to show our future leaders , that is Priceless. And as our school song states:"Respect, Reverence , Responsibility all at St, Peter's by the sea. .

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November 16, 2014
Our children attended Saint Peter School starting with Kindergarten. We couldn't be more pleased with the academic program provided by the faculty and staff in such a caring and nurturing environment. The education they received prepared them to be successful in both high school, collage and beyond. The values they learned at Saint Peter School instilled in them the desire to give back. One of our children entered the medical field as a doctor and our second child became a special education teacher. As parents we couldn't be happier with the education, values and life experiences they learned while attending Saint Peter School.

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November 12, 2014
I have 3 children in St. Peters. My wife and I found this wonderful school for our children after moving here from Northern NJ. Our children were in a great catholic school up north and we are so pleased that we have found an even better environment for them here. My son is gifted in Math and is in the advanced math classes. The teacher is fantastic. My younger ones play peewee basketball and are thriving in their classes, I am amazed at the level of learning. Their teachers are some of the most caring and dedicated professionals. My wife is active in the PTA and enjoys every minute of being able to be involved. The group only has one objective in mind and that is to create a warm family environment while coming up with creative ways to fundraise. She helps out often and my children reap the benefits. A solid Catholic Grammar School environment is what we were looking for and we are happy that we found it here in Pt Beach.

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October 30, 2014
This wonderful school has been nothing short of the exact experience that we were looking for when we searched schools for our 3 children. The academics are strong, the extra curricular activities are great. The drama program has done wonders for our daughters confidence and our son love the sports program. The Parents Association provides so many wonderful opportunities for our children to get together with their friends and classmates. The parent involvement is a big part of what the school is about, outside of the classroom. My husband and I both willingly volunteer our time above and beyond what is suggested. The leaders of the school and all of the committees are truly invested in the success of the students and the school. Our older child graduated from St. Peters and has gone on to honors level classes and Varsity Sports in High School. We are forever thankful to the faculty, staff, leaders and volunteers at SP for creating a well rounded environment for our children to thrive in. Happy 90 years and many more.

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October 17, 2014
Horrible cliquey place that is run by overbearing bullies in the PTA rather than an enlightened administration. Pay an extra $2,000 -- in addition to the private school tuition -- and you buy the right to be totally uninvolved in the school. Otherwise prepared to be told what to do when, even if you find some activities unacceptable. The experience takes the focus off the child and the quality of the academics, which lags behind more rigorous and progressive schools nearby. Wish we had heeded the negative comments we read here. Miserable, unChristian environment to be sure.

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September 13, 2014
We have two children at St. Peter School and couldn't be more pleased with the experience. For our children, St. Peter's feels like an extension of our home. At school they feel safe and cared about. They truly love the friends they have made and the opportunity to play on sports teams to represent their school. As a parent, knowing that our children are receiving a wonderful education while learning the importance of being kind and respectful to others, provides us great reassurance that our children are not only learning what they need to academically, they are also receiving spiritual lessons that will last them a lifetime. The active participation of parents in School activities and sports programs reinforces to the students how much their parents care about their education and is another example of why St. Peter's is a wonderful community.

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August 25, 2014
As a St. Peter alumnus and the parent of 3 St. Peter alumni I can honestly say that we are so very proud to be associated with such a respected catholic school. Early on, my husband and I made the commitment to send our children to St. Peter's School. Our children are respectful, faith-filled and successful adults. They, along with my husband and I, have made life-long friends. The decision we made is one we will never regret. All of our lives were changed for the better. We are and always will be "SAINTS FOREVER"!

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August 18, 2014
After going through 12 years of Catholic schooling, I wanted to give my children the same opportunity. We wanted a school that would provide not only a great education, but would also teach our children to walk in God s footsteps. St. Peter s school has smart board in every classroom, the media center is amazing and with the new state of the art science lab we were sold. While touring, we met Liz, a parent on lunch duty. She talked about St. Peter as if it was a member of her family and I totally understood what she meant. In St. Peter, your children are receiving reinforcement of the same morals and values they are taught at home. There is no tolerance for bullying, children are taught to treat others the same way they would like to be treated, with kindness, compassion and respect. There is something about a Catholic education that is different and hard to explain. My husband did not attend Catholic school and would always debate the difference with me. We just completed our 6th year of Catholic schooling and my husband can now feel the difference. The funny part is he can t really explain it either. St. Peter gives that to us and our girls every day they are there.

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August 15, 2014
Saint Peter s is a warm friendly school that became an extention of our family from the day we had our first daughter enter in Kindergarten! The wonderful families we made friends with were in addition to the academic success. All four children were very successful in high school and in college and continue to cherish their friends from st. Peter s. Take a look at the school today and you will see the advanced technology including smart boards in every room and I pads used from k through 8th grade. The religious values practiced at the school have complimented the values from home. Thank you to the wonderful faculty and staff!

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May 19, 2014
Small gem of a school located on the Jersey Shore. All of my children attended, each with different strengths and weaknesses, all of them learned self discipline and organizational skills that continue to carry them through their high school years and beyond.A dynamic PTA encourages parental involvement which I feel is key to educational success . The values we teach at home are reinforced daily in class. My children are enjoying the success they have in their teens and twenties because of the foundation laid at St. Peter School.

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May 11, 2014
My daughter is currently in 5th grade at St. Peter School. This is her first year there and I can honestly say hands down that this was the best decision that I have ever made in my life for her. My daughter is thriving in the schools smaller atmosphere. The care and concern that the teachers, staff and parents show is beyond no other. My only regret is that I wish I had enrolled her with St. Peter School sooner. I finally see the full potential that my daughter has within her and the teachers have guided my daughter to show her how to shine within herself.

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May 09, 2014
St. Peters is a strong academic school with a warm, nurturing environment. I have 2 children in the school and 2 that went on to private high school. They have done tremendously well and I attribute that to their surroundings at St Peters for grades K-8. They have both excelled in Math and Science. I cannot say enough about the advanced math program. We have experienced nothing but a strong, well coordinated administration with a great focus on catholic identity. If you are looking for a catholic school with great academics and a great community feel then St Peters is the place. We will miss it when we are done a few years from now. It has become a big part of our life.

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December 21, 2013
Beautiful school and church just blocks from the beach. My first impression was of delight. Then my son attended & to sum it up we were very disappointed with the academics, and lack of concern with ongoing bullying by school. We have transferred our son to a different school & are very happy with the decision. Wish we could get all the wasted money back. Thinking of having your child attend St.Peters in PPB NJ then be prepared for wasting money and big disappointments with staff and academics. Non caring selfish environment.

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December 20, 2013
St.Peters has an ongoing bullying issue that faculty declines to address causing a negative environment. The teachers are "not" caring and/or respectful to the students or parents. and the only challenging thing about the academics is the teachers continually mis-grading the homework and exams. There is no humble, caring, nurturing environment here.

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November 25, 2013
Saint Peter School is filled with respectful students and caring teachers. My children are excited to attend school each and every morning and are challenged by the academics being taught on a daily basis.

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July 16, 2013
Teachers are not very nurturing in our experience. They seem frustrated. The administration are technologically impaired and afraid of change. Four different parents in our class mentioned "bullying" as a problem but each time admins said it was "the first time they'd heard of it." The PTA is overbearing and out of control. We gave it a few years, but ultimately left. Our children had no problem not returning.

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February 25, 2010
My son was sent here from k-8, in 5th grade i was about to transfer him but decided not. Boy what a mistake, he came home everyday to complain on how he hated the school the people the atmosphere. I have 4 kids all together and the three others went to a different catholic school and would complain but not like the child at st peters. In all i regret sending my child there, and when his friends ask me why i sent him there, my son jumps in and says 'i deny ever going there.'

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September 17, 2009
St Peter's is 'going green' and helping students understand how they impact the world around them in addition to 'Respect, Reverence, and Responsibility' general teachings. Great classroom environment. Great kids.

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St Peter School
415 Atlantic Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ  08742
(732) 892-1260
Last modified St Peter School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St Peter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top