St. Peter’s School is a nonsectarian, independent, co-educational school for children in Preschool through Eighth Grade. St. Peter’s School is an inclusive community of engaged learners and dedicated teachers, nestled in the Historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Society Hill, educating students to be generous and committed citizens of the world since 1834.
St. Peter’s honors the richness of childhood for our students and their families, fosters an early and lifelong love of learning, cultivates inclusivity and compassion, instills honesty and encourages respect for one’s self, one’s work and the community. Character Development, Academic Pursuit, Cultural Awareness, Arts Appreciation and Self Knowledge are the foundational tenets of a St. Peter’s School education.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent School (PAIS)
The School’s strong educational foundation is laid in the Early Childhood, where child-directed learning, imagination, and play are fostered. In these Preschool through Kindergarten years, students access the intellectual tools to solve their own problems and develop a love for learning through sensory, hands-on experiences.
Students in First through Fifth Grades are encouraged to ask questions, as they explore and gain a better understanding of themselves and their world. These Elementary years, which are rich in reading, collaborating, and critical thinking, invite students to take intellectual risks, develop self-awareness and foster independence, all while honoring the richness of childhood.
The curriculum for our Sixth through Eighth Graders is intentionally designed to be creative, relevant, engaging and challenging. Students take part in many academic, social and project-based experiences
which encourage leadership opportunities and increase responsibility. In addition to our academic
offerings that will help prepare them for Secondary School, our focus on Character Development and community building is incorporated into what we do each day.
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.
Preschool, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Middle School Years, Small Independent School, Character Development, Social and Emotional Learning, Academic Pursuit, Cultural Awareness, Arts Appreciation and Self Knowledge.