Saint Peter Claver Catholic School

Saint Peter Claver's mission is to foster academic excellence in all areas of study, encourage discipline based on respect and responsibility, and develop a sense of service and social justice within our multi-cultural community.
We are deeply impacted by our African heritage and strive to provide an education that is grounded in Catholic tradition and influenced by the cultural diversity of our student body.
It is our belief that a family's ability to pay tuition should never stand in the way of a student studying with us, and to that end we have significant financial aid available! If you are interested in learning more about us, please contact our office at (651) 621-2273.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1950

Student Body

Total Students
79 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Saint Peter Claver Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is generally instituted as ten payments of $140/month from September until June. SPC is proud to offer FREE Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 School Year.
% on Financial Aid
80%
Admissions Director
Terese Shimshock
Admissions Associate
Jayme Jones

School Notes

  • Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church and School are an important part of the history of the Rondo Neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rondo has always been a predominantly black neighborhood where people know each other. When Interstate 94 was built in the mid-1950s, the neighborhood was torn apart. To attract and retain young families, the parish built a school in 1950. It was run by the Oblate Sisters of Providence from Baltimore. The black nuns were known for their evangelization efforts in the neighborhood, and many came to love them. Lack of funding and low enrollment closed the school in 1989; it reopened in 2001 and became a founding partner of Ascension Catholic Academy in 2015. It is our hope that this reopening under the Academy will bring new growth to our school and provide our scholars with signifcant new opportunities! 
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,400
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,089 for elementary schools and $17,705 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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