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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1950

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Saint Peter Claver Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,400
Tuition NotesTuition 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
Admissions DirectorTerese Shimshock
Admissions AssociateJayme 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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