St Peter Academy

Tel: (617)268-0750
Grades: NS-8 | 130 students
Welcome to the St Peter Academy Community where our students and families are at the center of everything we do.
St. Peter Academy is an independent private Early Childhood through Grade 8 school dedicated to providing a high quality education to children of all faiths and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
St Peter Academy strives to foster individual responsibility as well as focus on nurturing the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional development of every student.As an independent private community based school, St. Peter Academy offers unique programs enhancing the educational experience for all students.
Boston is our extended classroom – We utilize the city’s historic, cultural and natural resources.
From the South Boston Waterfront to the Museum of Fine Arts, St Peter Academy students and families realize the benefits of learning in an urban community.
We are the only Early Childhood through Grade 8 School in South Boston.
Class size is limited to 20 which is ideal for creating a nurturing and supportive environment filled with interactive learning opportunities.We serve a diverse population of students who live down the street, across town in Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs.
We welcome students and families from all backgrounds and faiths.
We are a center of academic excellence, challenging our students to think critically and to consider multiple perspectives, focused on preparing our students for tomorrow’s world.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 130 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade St Peter Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(polo shirt and khaki pants, skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,200
Tuition Notes Family Discounts Apply. Need Based Financial Aid Available.
Admissions Director Doreen Brown and Maria Blasi


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Lego Robotics, Math Olympiad, Music, STEM, Student Council Art, Lego Robotics, Math Olympiad, Music, STEM, Student Council,

School Notes:

  • St. Peter Academy At A Glance
  • Serving students from Early Childhood 18 months old through Eighth Grade
  • Class Size – 20 student maximum which is ideal for creating a nurturing and supportive environment filled with interactive learning opportunities and optimum differentiated instruction to address individual learning styles
  • Early Childhood Classrooms – Two Teacher Co-Teaching Model and Opening the World of Learning and Building Blocks, Two Nationally Recognized Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Social Emotional Curricula, as well as Technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Elementary & Middle School Curriculum – Our rigorous core curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the National Common Core Standards and is enhanced with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Curriculum and computer based technology in every classroom
  • Enrichment – Instruction in Visual, Dramatic & Music Arts; Religion; Nutrition & Fitness; Technology Instruction; Student Government; Public Speaking; Writer’s Workshop; Math Olympiad Competition; ISEE Prep Classes; BOKS Fitness Program; Girl Scouts; Academic & Cultural Field Trips; Annual School Show; Annual Science & STEM Fair; Read Boston Literacy Program; Family Field Day; World Language (Spanish); Middle School Reflective Retreat; and Community Service.
  • School Day 7:55 am – 2:35 pm
  • Toddler Program 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Before School Program 7:00 am
  • Extended Day & Free After School Clubs 2:35 – 6:00 pm
  • Summer Program 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Affordable Tuition With Multi Child Discounts
  • Need Based Financial Aid
  • Title I Support Service
  • Quarterly Student Formative and Summative Assessments
  • Year Round School Supported Teacher Professional Development
  • Family and Community Engagement Highly Encouraged 
  • Peanut Free School Environment
  • St Peter Academy is recognized around the city for the quality of its graduates. Students have advanced to Boston Latin, Boston Latin Academy, Boston College High, Roxbury Latin, Thayer Academy, Catholic Memorial, Boston Arts Academy, Newman Boston, Fontbonne Academy, Saint Joseph Preparatory

Profile last updated: 08/29/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cathedral High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral High School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is South Boston Catholic Academy (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boston
     Cathedral High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 278 students
    1 miles
    74 Union Park St
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Boston
    Grades: PK-6 | 326 students
    1.1 miles
    866 E Broadway
    Boston, MA 02127
  • Dorchester
    Notre Dame Montessori
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K | 24 students
    1.3 miles
    265 Mount Vernon St
    Dorchester, MA 02125
  • Dorchester
    Grades: 6-8 | 25 students
    1.3 miles
    275 E Cottage Street
    Dorchester, MA 02125
  • Boston
    Grades: NS-PK | 36 students
    1.3 miles
    10 Park Plaza Room 3330
    Boston, MA 02116

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Saint Peter Academy provided my 2 children with a fantastic education and both were accepted to Latin school in 6th grade. The teachers, & close, highly involved family environment can not be beat.
- Posted by Parent, 04/18/13

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