St. Peter The Apostle School

1201 S Cherry Lane,
Fort Worth, TX, 76108-0761
     Tel: (817)246-2032
Grades: PK - 8 | 87 students
Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School is a fully accredited parochial school with programs for children from four years of age through eighth grade.  The curriculum presents a holistic view of education, providing an environment where children can grow intellectually, spiritually, socially, and culturally.  The guiding philosophy of the uniqueness of each child of God leads the staff to join with the parents in seeking to bring to every student a knowledge of his own worth and potential.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1952

Student Body

Total Students 87 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade St. Peter The Apostle School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,999
Admissions Director Rona Jongewaard

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Altar Servers, Band, Choir, NJHS, Squires, Student Council, Various academic and athletic competitions Altar Servers, Band, Choir, NJHS, Squires, Student Council,
Various academic and athletic competitions,

School Notes:

  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School received a $1.2 million dollar renovation in the spring and summer of 2012, highlighting the 60thanniversary of St. Peter School.  Renovations included a new roof, flooring, gym, restrooms, windows, HVAC, electrical, and enlarged and updated computer lab.  Students and faculty are truly enjoying their new learning environment. Technology integration has greatly expanded at St. Peter’s. 
  • The school recently received a donation of 65 computers and monitors from Baylor Hospital in Dallas and has also acquired digital projectors and Mimio equipment and whiteboards that allow interactive instruction and learning in all classrooms.  Coupled with wireless Internet access throughout the building and iPads for small group or individual learning, technology has truly enhanced how our students learn.
  • On the 2012-2013 ITBS Standardized Test given in September 2012, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School measured 53% higher than the expected aggregate growth for grades 1-8 and 27% higher than the average Diocesan growth scores, thus indicating that SPS had the highest aggregate growth scores in the entire Diocese of Fort Worth this year!  Students had not only high growth scores but also high performance scores on this test. Nancy Larson Publishers will feature a case study/testimonial about St. Peter School highlighting the increase in SPS’s standardized test scores after piloting the Nancy Larson Science program in grades 3 and 4 last year.  Test scores in science showed over a 90% median growth (the highest in the Diocese) and a 74% median performance level for the current fourth graders and a 75% median growth (ranked second in the Diocese) and a 93% median performance level for the current fifth graders.  The Nancy Larson Science program, which SPS has adopted for grades PK-5, is a hands-on, challenging science curriculum that incorporates tested reading strategies.

Profile last updated: 01/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is All Saints Episcopal School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Family Catholic School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Marquita KinderCare (2.1 miles away)
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