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 15 months through Grade 6 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 6 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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
100 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
St. Peter Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Family Discounts Apply. Need Based Financial Aid Available.
Admissions Director
Mr. Frank Galligan, Principal


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Lego Robotics, Math Olympiad, STEM, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music

School Notes

  • St. Peter Academy At A Glance
  • Serving students from Early Childhood 15 months old through Sixth 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

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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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 100 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,400
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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