St. Peters Elementary School

3310 Saint Peters Dr
Waldorf, MD 20601-0206
Tel: (301)843-1955
Grades: PK-8 | 271 students
St. Peter's School was established by Rev.
Henry Sank in 1956 as the first Catholic school in Southern Maryland that was never racially segregated.
Classes are currently offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students.
St. Peter's Catholic School, its faculty, parish staff and school community, strive to provide the opportunity for all students to develop their intellectual, social, physical, moral and spiritual dimensions.
We strive to help the child develop a way of living that is infused with the message and practice of Christ and His Church. In recognizing the challenges confronting Catholic education today, we work to provide a flexible approach to learning, sensitive to the uniqueness of the individual, encouraging programs that will help each student reach his maximum potential.
We affirm the need for continual evaluation of the school, in the light of this challenge.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 271 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade St. Peters Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 27 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Please visit our website for specifics about the dress code.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,060
Tuition Notes Please note that unlike many other Catholic schools, we charge no additional universal fees such as book, registration, and technology fees. This approach gives everyone a clearer picture of the cost of a St. Peter’s School education.
Admissions Director J.R. West


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Destination Imagination, School Band, School Choir, Softball, Student Government, Sunday Youth Basketball JV/Varsity Team, Track Team, Volleyball, Yearbook Committee Art Club, School Band, School Choir, Softball, Track Team, Volleyball, Destination Imagination,
Student Government,
Sunday Youth Basketball JV/Varsity Team,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes:

  • Given the education of our students as a vital ministry of the Church, we at St. Peter's continually strive to instill the love of God and love, care and concern for each other so that each child will become an active contributor to the Church and the community. The school, then, is to be community enlivened, animated, and motivated by the Gospel Spirit of Love and Freedom.   We hope that the information on our website will acquaint you with our mission, our vision and the programs offered at St. Peter's. Please feel free to contact Mr. West at or 301-843-1955 if you are interested in learning more about our school. 

Profile last updated: 07/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is New Hope Academy (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Hope Academy (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Charles KinderCare (1.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waldorf
    St. Charles KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 90 students
    1.6 miles
    3999 St. Marks Dr.
    Waldorf, MD 20602
  • Waldorf
    New Hope Academy
    (Church of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 43 students
    2.7 miles
    Po Box 235
    Waldorf, MD 20604
  • Waldorf
    Good Shepherd Education Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 140 students
    3 miles
    305 Smallwood Drive
    Waldorf, MD 20602
  • Waldorf
    Grades: NS-PK | 50 students
    3.2 miles
    136 Stoddert Avenue
    Waldorf, MD 20602
  • Waldorf
    Grades: PK-12 | 405 students
    3.2 miles
    13000 Zekiah Dr
    Waldorf, MD 20601

School Reviews

St. Peter''s School is an excellent choice for your child''s education. The teachers are very concerned about your child''s education. The staff is very friendly.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This is the best school ever. I currently have a first and third grader attending. I can only say good things about the teachers they have had. This school really promotes kids to excel in academics. The principal is wonderful. He is caring and very involved. I highly recommend this school to everyone.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
A great family oriented school with a professional and loving staff. Our kids are safe and learning to live in a diverse world and make good decisions based on Christian values. Wonderful, forward thinking and very dedicated Principal.
- Posted by Parent, 02/21/13

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