Based on recommendations from friends, we looked at St. Peter's. (I was originally thinking we would go to a Waldorf or Montessori school.) I am beyond impressed. The attention is unbelievable. I saw a difference in my daughter the first week (this is our 2nd year there) and she has grown more confident. Shawn, the headmaster, is always there to greet the children and talk with parents. He has a progressive view of education and makes every attempt to connect with us. The one word that has stuck with me since we began is "family." I truly feel like I am part of a family here as does my daughter.
We have been at St. Peter's a few years now and have to say we love this school. Earlier in the year, our daughter was having some difficulties and I was so impressed with how the headmaster, administration, and teachers responded. She is now thriving. I know some people are worried about change but my family loves all that is going on. The school is a happy place that is focused on educating children rather than school yard drama. They really know my daughter. Thank you St. Peters!
St. Peter's is a wonderful gem in Philadelphia. I have been impressed by the changes I have seen in the past two years and the administration is serious about making sure that students have the best experience possible and value parent feedback. I have been impressed that initiatives that are mentioned in parent association meetings actually are executed. Rather than just talk about doing things; forward movement is happening on a regular basis. New programs are being added this year (robotics, innovation labs, agriculture etc.) and I don't feel like this takes away from the traditions already in place at the school. My child loves their friends and teachers, and I value the close-knit parent community. I have to say that I knew that this was the perfect academic choice for my child, but was overwhelmed when I discovered that this school feels like a large extended family. I couldn't ask for a better community.