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St. Peter’s School

St. Peter’s School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
319 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA

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If you could create the ideal educational experience for young children, it would look like St. Peter’s School. It’s a place where every resource is devoted to elementary education, a singular learning environment that responds to the unique opportunities of childhood.

When students learn in a warm, structured environment like ours, they build the skills that prepare them for the challenges and opportunities ahead. That’s why we focus from age three on what students need to succeed at every stage of education, culminating in what our 8th grade graduates need to flourish in high school and beyond.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

At SPS, we lead with a core that balances the traditional with an up-to-the-moment academic program. In classrooms where expert, caring teachers build lessons around active learning and problem-solving, students gain the quantitative and qualitative skills to flex, change, and rise to the next challenges. Character and cooperation are hallmarks of our community, as are an understanding of self and others, and an appreciation for the wider world.

Academic program highlights include an intentional approach to project-based learning; a City Curriculum that taps into Philadelphia’s rich historic, cultural, and scientific resources; a transformational public speaking program; and commitments to environmental stewardship, global citizenship, and the creative arts.

What is your mission statement?

To honor the richness of childhood, foster mastery of academic principles, and educate students to be generous and committed citizens of their communities and the world.




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