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St. Peter’s School

St. Peter’s School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA

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St. Peter’s School is a Non-sectarian, Independent, Coeducational school for children in Preschool (Age 3) through Eighth Grade. We are an inclusive community of engaged learners and dedicated teachers, nestled in the Historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Society Hill. We honor the time for childhood in the lives of our students and their families. We strive to foster an early and lifelong love of learning, to cultivate inclusivity and compassion, and to instill honesty and respect for self and others among our community of students. We get to know each of our students as individuals and differentiate instruction to meet them where they are in their own learning. Our goal is to prepare all of our students for meaningful participation in a diverse society.

Awards or Certifications:

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)

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

​​The School’s strong educational foundation is laid in the Early Childhood Division, 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.

Lower School students are encouraged to ask questions, as they explore and gain a better understanding of themselves and their world. These First through Fourth Grade 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 Upper School curriculum is intentionally designed to be Creative, Relevant, Engaging and Challenging. The faculty help guide the students’ academic pursuits, encourage artistic expression, support their social and emotional growth and facilitate student-driven conversations about self knowledge and cultural awareness.

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.

Be kind, compassionate, and inclusive.
Be respectful of and honest with yourself, your work, and others.
Be your best self.




Preschool, Elementary School, Lower School, Middle School, Social Emotional Learning, City Curriculum, Racial Literacy Curriculum.