SS Peter & Paul Catholic School

Saints Peter and Paul School is the primary educational ministry of Saints Peter and Paul Parish.
Since 1865, the school has existed to serve the youth of our parish, and to help parents in passing on the Catholic faith to their children.
At present, our program includes a preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 8.
We serve the students, parents and the community of Saints Peter and Paul and neighboring communities.
We strive to help families pass on the knowledge, beliefs, and traditions of the Catholic faith to their children; to provide an atmosphere of caring and respect for each human person regardless of race or ethnic origin; to create an environment which encourages academic excellence, and the development of individual talents and abilities; and to work in partnership with families, to instill Christian values, and guide children toward becoming responsible, caring adults.
We strive for academic excellence in all curricular areas, the development of a positive self-concept, and good moral values.
In order to help each child develop to his or her fullest potential, we believe in the shared responsibility of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and pastors.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1863
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students340 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade SS Peter & Paul Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to SS Peter & Paul Catholic School is Gibault Catholic (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Immaculate Conception (8.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waterloo
    Gibault Catholic
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 211 students
    0.6 miles
    501 Columbia Ave
    Waterloo, IL 62298
    (618) 939-3883
    0.6 9-12
  • Columbia
    Immaculate Conception
    Immaculate Conception Photo - Mr. Kish welcomes students on the first day.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
    8.2 miles
    321 S Metter Avenue
    Columbia, IL 62236
    (618) 281-5353
    8.2 PK-8
  • Millstadt
    St. James Catholic School
    St. James Catholic School Photo - Members of the Pet Patrol clean cages and write care pet plans.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 142 students
    9 miles
    412 W Washington St
    Millstadt, IL 62260
    (618) 476-3510
    9 PK-8
  • Smithton
    Grades: PK-8 | 83 students
    9.9 miles
    10 S Lincoln St
    Smithton, IL 62285
    (618) 233-0581
    9.9 PK-8
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: PK-8 | 495 students
    11.2 miles
    6611 Christopher Dr
    Saint Louis, MO 63129
    (314) 846-0506
    11.2 PK-8

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