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PK-8
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San Antonio, TX
Students enrolled: 275
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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112 Marcia Place
San Antonio, TX 78209

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(210) 824-3171
(210) 822-4504
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July 30, 2014
Last year was my sons first year at STP. We took him out of public school in December of 2013, where he was struggling academically. The first grade teacher, Mrs. Fitzgerald is excellent. Very involved and dedicated to teaching. All the staff is great. We are looking forward to 2nd grade and seeing if my sons confidence level is better. The CONS: The tuition is pretty high. The school is dated, and food isn't included in the tuition. Coming into the school half year through was hard for my son and the principle was an interim principle. Now they have a new principle and we are looking forward to new and good changes.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
Great school! Excellent academics! Involved teachers! Thriving children learning at well above grade level. Facilities look great. Nice to have attached gym at middle school for school sports. Great social activities offered such as school dances, clubs, and sports program.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
School Community with high expectations! In the 2-1/2 yrs we've been at SPS, we've have met and worked closely with various staff members and teachers. Every person is clearly there for the children- to instill excellent academic foundation, Christian values and to help prepare our children to be future leaders. While our last principal was great, our new principal has shared his wishes to 1) Keep the Lord first for our children and every decision that is made here and 2) to lead/support a school community focused on education. If we keep Christ first, we can't go wrong. Through grace and forgiveness of shortcomings we can achieve so much, because we all fall short and need the same understanding. Communication is very important and this is such an exciting time, with a new year, new administration and a renewed energy among our teachers, families & students. We love being part of the SPS family and encourage interested families to visit and see for yourself! What we have is a diamond in the rough- a hidden gem, with alot to offer and some areas to improve, but our child is doing great academically, developmentally & socially. We are happy to recommend SPS.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
We have just completed the first week of school and my child could not be happier to be back! This is our 5th year at St. Peter's and we have seen some real ups and downs but there is a marked increase in energy, excitement, and enthusiasm buzzing around campus this year! Our new administrators are involved, committed, genuine and always available to address any questions or issues. They are very proactive and make communication a focus. I am loving our new and improved Newsletter and the personal note from the Principle each time. The faculty and staff members also seem to be truly happy to be at the school now, and the kids are beaming. There are a ton of facility improvements that have taken place over the summer and while we were never drawn to the school for the "look," I must say that the things that have been done definitely show a renewed sense of pride. As always, the curriculum has been our priority and St. Peter's continues to challenge students and provide a A+ education! I am one happy Tiger parent!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
St Peter's has been a great school for my daughter. She enjoys her classes and was ready to go back to school the day after the back to school night. It makes me feel good to know that my child feels so comfortable there. It is a small school so it really feels like a family. There have been a lot of changes from last year but they have all been good. We really like the new principle and vice principle. They are always around and available to help. The school has even started a new lunch program with food that makes me want to go eat lunch there! We are very happy and we are looking forward to a great year!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
After 10 years, St. Peters is getting a new principal. We have appreciated all that she has done for our family. We have one daughter at the school and hope to send our youngest daughter to SPS in two years.It is our dream to send both of our daughters to Incarnate Word High School. SPS offers incentives for their graduates to attend IWHS. What we are so in love with is the close community that is always willing to lend a helping hand. I have seen the new curriculum that all of the archdiocesan schools will be required to follow. I am confident SPS will execute the new format beyond well! The Principal-Elect seems to fit right in bringing with him lots of faith, energy and ideas. The final piece which has kept us at this school is the consistency of the staff following and sticking to the handbook. My husband and I rest assure that our values and morals are being enforced when our daughter is at school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2013
This is the worst school in San Antonio. The principals do not care what problems you bring to them. They don't treat the parents with respect or as if they care that they pay to take their children to this school. It is so sad, because the school is so horrible in such a great neighborhood. They hire teachers who do not know how to teach, and the secretary in the annex is horrible. She has to be the only secretary I have known without a pinch of people skills. The school ultimately is disgusting, and I would not recommend it to anyone. The best thing they can do is close down the entire school and start from scratch with a new set of employees. Please do not waste your time checking this school out or sending your child here. They have nothing but a bunch of idiots working here from the principals, to the secretaries, to the librarian, and the teachers. I have never seen such incompetence all in one place.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
When we moved to San Antonio our children were small, we wanted to find a school that would set them up for Incarnate Word High School. We found only a few schools that fed into the high school. We first attended St Peter Prince of Apostles church as the children were still much too young to start attending school. We fell in love and felt at home immediately. We then found out about the Mother's Day Out program and put our oldest in. It has been five years now and both of my children are thriving both academically and socially. As a new parent five years ago it was a challenge for me to step up and give my opinions for fear of sounding like an over bearing parent. I found that the staff and teachers were very open and welcoming. We've built some really great relationships with all of the staff and teachers as well as other families and cannot imagine being anywhere else. I leave with this thought...... You get out of something what you put in. The more involved we have become the better our experience has been.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2012
This used to be an excellent school with a high focus on academics. Now the only focus is money. Adminsitration allows for under qualified, staff members to make decisions that should otherwise be made by the professional adminsistration. The teachers they have now are the rejects that no one else wants. It shows in their lack of organization, structure and appearance. I have never seen such a relaxed attire on so called professionals. The staff that is presented to guests and visitors in the middle school building are in fact the most rude, and unfriendly women one could ever encounter. Add in their flip flops it's any wonder why or how someone could actually pay to send their children there. There is the complete lack of concern for a child's rights.Principals call for and interrogate children without another adult or parent present. Completely intimidateing them. This was our last year of such disfunction. There is complete and utter favoritism towards certain parents its beyond words , it borders on sickening. There is no such thing as privacy, as this very unprofesssional staff exposes everything from grades to family issues and finances to anyone who will listen.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
This '12-'13 year will be my son's 3rd year here. He'll be entering Middle School and while I think everone should realize that there is not one single perfect school here in San Antonio; that St Peter's strives to do the very best that they can within the guidelines of the Archdiocese and with the limited financial resources that are available to them. I have found that the teachers will sometimes spend their OWN MONEY to do things for their kiddo's. And the Principal is a God-fearing excellent example of what a Catholic institution needs. Every single concern I have were addressed, maybe not exactly the way I "wanted" but I am also not the one running the asylum either. I am proud that my son is a student at St Peter's and my wife is happy as well. And yes, we noticed that maybe the grounds were a little run down, but, hey, the place is over 80 years old... and it's always clean. I wish I had more money to be able to give these teachers and administrators the money they truly deserve for the great values and education that they instill in my son. Shame on all those neysayers out there who complain just for the sake of hearing their big "yap." - Thank God that we can afford STP!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
This school is all about recruiting and completely falsifies the facts especially to new families. I pulled my child out because of the constant bullying by the Principal and staff. This type of behavior is reflected in the students as well which s not a surprise because they are children of the staff. Further, they do not follow policies but implement only when to the staff's benefit. The principal allow the staff members to by pass school policies and advance a lot of their own kids from the PreK program. The PreK program is a joke, the PreK program is not even daycare rated. I am speaking truth to parents and ask that you please explore before placing your child in this very disorganized and unhealthy teaching environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
I have posted reviews and they have been removed. This is a country that we have have the" right of speech." Principal's only concern is recruiting and telling false facts to new families. Shame. All your questions may not represent the truth about St Peters. Covering issues of bullying, grade changes by teachers and principal for " favorite students. New students are not welcomed by students and harassed verbally and emotionally. The teachers are not highly qualified and do not follow the rules of administration. The principal spends all her time recruiting and never manages the teachers behaviors, or individual policy. Teachers and principal are demeaning and harassing students , setting examples for bullies. I cried at graduation for my child and hope the trauma of attending this school will not be their forever. Shame of the archdiocese for allowing this school to treat students in an non- catholic manner and allow teachers to be cruel. Not representing Catholic values.- Recruiting with falsehoods only make students leave as they see what is really happening. I speak from my heart when I look in the eyes of my children and apologize for their resulting distress.

- submitted by a community member
June 27, 2011
My family has witnessed the deterioration of this school in the last 4 years under the current administration. In short, the pattern is to tell parents (and prospective parents) one thing in one-on-one meetings that are exactly what parents want and need to hear-with the reality much different. While doing your homework, be sure to ask a lot of questions about a school's School Council and the election process. A School Council is designed to both advise a prinicipal but also to be the voice of the parents. It is really the only "checks and balances" a Catholic School has to impose accountability and limits. You will find that St. Peter's is solely based on "popularity" in the eyes of the principal and "popularity" is defined as "willingness to agree with the principal." The administration is secretive, manipulative and the school inevitably suffers. There is a reason enrollment has dramatically dropped in the last year--and it isn't the economy. It truly saddens me to witness the damage being done by an unchecked leader who does not have the success of the children and the school at heart. Beware.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
Excellent teachers, facilities well-cared for and lots of space. Well-qualified teachers are caring and innovative. Academics are challenging and interesting electives. Great Science fair this year, History fair was awesome. Excellent math and language arts teachers. Science lab and art studio are amazing. A walk through campus reveals happy children and involved teachers. School is well run while maintaining reasonable tuition.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
Dilapidated facilities, poor management of resources, teachers without a degree in teaching and/or no prior teaching experience, staff involved in scandals at other schools, very low academic levels... suffice it to say they have lost half of their students over the past two years and had to cut staff and faculty down accordingly. This is a poor excuse for a school and there are certainly much better places out there.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
My kids and I love the school and would not think of going anywhere else!! Great academics and lots of extra-curricular activities! We now have golf and football will start next year! Great art and drama programs!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
In reference to the posting "The school is a welcoming community of teachers and administration", I disgaree strongly! We were active in both the school AND church community. We just did not write a check for tuition and take offense to your remarks! We removed our child from St. Peter's and our only regret is that we did not change schools any sooner! We did our our child an injustice by having the child attend the last two years the child was there! Buyer beware.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
In reference to: In reference to the posting "The school is a welcoming community," I don't know you. If you thought that I was speak to you, then maybe something I said struck a nerve. Fact is, if you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2011
The school is a welcoming community of teachers and administration doing their best with scarce resources and lukewarm parent involvement. In fact, I suspect many of the negative reviews you read hear come from the uninvolved segment who seem to feel somewhat entitled to the benefits to be had from being involved simply because they write a check for tuition. If all you put in to a school is money (the going rate, btw), don't expect warm personal relationships. If you put in more of yourself, you will learn more about the others in the school community (teachers and administrators) that are working hard for very little renumeration and, sometimes, even less appreciation. I certainly wouldn't want their jobs. But I most certainly will support them in their work.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
The education in Elementary school is commendable. I, a student, recieved a fantastic education from St. Peters. The problem is, as I moved into fifth and sixth grade, the education program became poor, to say the least. There were no challenges and one of my teachers had been a greeter at a restraunt right before taking the job. I was also disappointed in the students there. Some are bullies and some are bad influences. I must sound like I'm complaining, don't I? May I say that I was disappointed in the teachers and education in Middle School, otherwise, it's great! From a student's perspective.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2010
Their MDO Program is excelent, the teachers are great and they care for the little ones , my son start is a little baby and ended the school year is a big boy, we relocated from San Antonio to Central Texas and we miss the school every day.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2010
The atmosphere at St. Peter's is one of family. It is not the "newest" school, by any means, but that does not detract learning environment. Teachers are very accessible & open to feedback, and all seem to enjoy working with the children. There are a variety of extra-curricular programs offered, and the school activities (such as the fall carnival and "Dayosa" in the spring) are completely geared towards the children and their families. We are happy to send our children there. The principal and other members of the administration have always made us feel at home. Bottom line is this: If you are looking for an ultra-exclusive "we only take the creme-de-la-creme" type school, then choose another facility. If you are looking for a place where your children will be cared for, will learn in a healthy environment, and will grow academically and spiritually then this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2010
I am very disappointed with the St. Peter's. Recently a teacher was forced to resign because she took a step forward to assist the school in its time of financial need. What's even more disappointing this teacher had more education than the principal. Bachelors, Masters, certified, and even working on a Phd. Its obvious that this teacher was not there for he money but for the students. to Many parents stepped up on her behalf to try to save her job but I guess the principal can't handle someone with a better education, better people skills, advocate for children of all learning backgrounds, and especially someone who is actually dedicated to the well being of the school. By the way since this happened there is no more Spanish or PE because they replaced the teacher with the Spanish/PE Teacher .

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2010
St. Peters offer decrepit physical facilities, underpaid teachers, and constant appeals to squeeze extra money out of students' parents. Campus is not handicap-accessible and school's primary purpose appears to be geared towards channeling tuition-paying students into Incarnate Word's costly high school and college programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
I am so DISSAPOINTED in this school. I had two kids enrolled (grades 2 and 5) and one child at another catholic school (4th). The academics at the other school were always way ahead of this one. All my kids now attend the other school. The one factor though that really got under my skin about this school was the callousness of the principal. I volunteered at the school for yrs and witnessed un-Christianly behavior from her countless times. I would describe her as a ruthless businesswoman, not necessarily what I picture leading a Catholic school. Like any business, money drives this place, and when you see the pettiness behind the scenes you start to feel as though the principal and some of the staff have forgotten that they are running a Catholic school. Other parents have seen the same things and they too have moved their kids. Please BEWARE!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
it is one of the best schools I have gone there since 2nd grade the teachers are so, nice and caring. I love it so very much.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2010
St. Peter's is, sadly, a long way from what one perceives a Catholic School to be. Religion is a minimal expectation at a Catholic school. It 's nearly non-existent. The children are lucky to get 'a' class in religion. How about working it in all classes as parents want and expect? The problem lies with the principal. Countless parents have noted and complained about her incompetence. Should someone really be a principal that admits they don't like being around children? And should someone be a principal that doesn't have the wherewithal to handle disputes between parents and teachers? And should someone be allowed to be principal who hires less than qualified teachers? A common theme among the children is that they can't wait to get out of St. Peter's. We left too. It is a beautiful school with great potential, but it needs an entire redo.

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February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
For the 2008 - 2009 school year we switched from St. Peter's to Public School. After having attended St. Peter's for 8 years, our child went into public school for the 6th grade. Were it not for many hours of extra tutoring our child would not have passed the TAKS test. Our child was consistently an AB honor student at St. Peter's and was not up to standard for passing the TAKS test. Which test, the national standardized testing or the TAKS is a more accurate assessment, I'm not sure. But what I do know is that if I'm paying for a private school education, my child should be able to pass a public school assessment. A 6th grader is a grader, no matter what type of school they attend. BUYER BEWARE

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2009
We switched from public to St. Peter's two years ago and have enjoyed every aspect. The teachers are very warm and communication with parents is high priority. The school provides numerous opportunities for parents to socialize, provided service, and participate in school activities. We love that the school is completely family oriented while maintaining high test scores and academic achievement. Have your child(ren) try it out for a day, they'll love it too!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
Mediocre at best. We have been disappointed on so many different levels.The other reviews coupled with ours speak volumes. The downward trend is painfully obvious. Academics leave a lot to be desired as does the attitude displayed by both teachers & students regarding treatment of one another.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2008
The school and the staff are in major need of an overhaul. The principal flaunts the Blue Ribbon status and allows it to cloud her judgment over what really matters...the families who pay tuition to send their children there for a great education. The school nickel and dimes you to death. If its not to volunteer, its to donate, if its not to donate its to sell. In order to maintain enrollment, bullies are not dealt with. The principal lacks in personality and kindheartedness. If you want Blue Ribbon status....there's other schools out there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2008
My son will be graduating this year and he recieved a scholarship to the #1 High School in the city. This school is just fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
Fantastic school! This was my daughter's first year at St. Peter's. I gave my daughter the choice to try out St. Peter's and if she didn't like it she could go back to her old school. She has never asked to go back to her old school and she honestly loves St. Peter's. My son also attends St. Peter's and he walks around the school like its his second home. I am so pleased all around with St. Peter's.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2005
The academic programs are are lacking in some areas. The teachers are not always helpful to the students. The foreign language selection needs to be improved. Extracurricular activities are available and sports are offered. The availability of music is there but limited. Art is offered and it is a good art program. The level of parent involvement is very high. Parents are always available to help the school in many areas.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
Commuication at this school is excellent- for example: This year we are excited about being able to view our son's grads online. The school has a good website that we can look at from work to view the school newsletter. All of the teacher's have voicemail boxes-so we can leave messages.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
Our two daughters attend St. Peter's School. We are not Catholic. We choose the school for the academics. We are very pleased with the faculty and staff. When our girls visit their cousins during the holidays there is a big difference in what our girls are doing in their school and what their cousins are doing in their schools. We feel they are being well prepared for the future.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2004
We found schools through your website. Our children are starting at St. Peter's this year. We checked out many of the schools in the area. St. Peter's is the only one that: has Art, Music, and Spanish in the lower grades, the lowest teacher to student ratio, and the nicest staff members we met (we talked to the Technologist and Assistant Principal). We are very excited about the coming school year.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
I was upset about the negative comment I read about our school. My husband and I are very pleased with St. Peter's and excited about the new year. This is our 3rd year at this school. When I have told people my child goes to St. Peter's school they are impressed. There are always a few people who leave angry. The very few parents I talked to who left at the end of last year were angry about issues with their child that did not have to do with the school but with their child.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
Poor administration, losing all the good teachers. Families are great, but school is in need of an overhaul. New principal turned the school around...the wrong way! She is very cold and unfriendly. If you want an education for your child look somwhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
St. Peter's school is a great place for children. The environment is very family oriented. The staff and teachers are the most friendly and helpful. I like the way parent involvement is encouraged in many activities. My children love it here and actually look forward to going to school every morning.

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February 16, 2004
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St. Peter Prince of Apostles School
112 Marcia Place, San Antonio, TX  78209
(210) 824-3171
Last modified St. Peter Prince of Apostles School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Peter Prince of Apostles School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top