St. Peter Catholic School

St. Peter Catholic School Photo #1 - STEM field trip to Six Flags with our 7th and 8th grade
Saint Peter School integrates the learning of students withCatholicfaith development by providing a comprehensive curriculumto developthe whole person.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1848
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students251 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade St. Peter Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Saint Peter Catholic School has a long, rich historyinSt.Charles. The school`s history began with itsclose relationship with the Saint Peter Church, and Parish. Thefirst church construction in 1848 housed a school on the lower level.The church was later rebuilt in brick, and enlarged, in 1861, makingit the largest Catholic Church west of the Mississippi River.Father Rauch initially taught the students, later hiring a laymanhelp in that task in 1858. Near the same time (1859), a convent wasbuilt, and first sisters (of Notre Dame) were asked to help thechurch and also teach at the growing school. To accommodatethese growing numbers of students, in 1888, a 2 story building waserected to house a chapel, convent, and 2 added classrooms. In 1900 a2story schoolhouse was constructed west of church. The costof this building was $52,000! In 1924, a new larger schoolwas built,adding 8 classrooms, restrooms, and 2 additional rooms,which were used for food preparation, and sewing. This buildingis referred to as the "24" building. The original, "1900" buildingthen became the high school for the older children, until 1957,when Duchesne High School was built, and those studentstransferred there. The Parish Center was erected, replacing thatstructure in 1985 housing a large gymnasium with stage area, alongwith a Music room, 2 other classrooms, and several storage rooms.In1960,additional buildings were added to the northern side of the"24" Building, to include a large Cafeteria, 4 classrooms, andrestrooms. In 1998, a new Chapel was added to the eastern end of thechurch complex, also housing 2 classrooms, and a restroom. In 2011,this space was re-modeled to accommodate the parish office. Theconvent to the east of thechurch, which was erected in 1949, wasused by the nuns until 1987,when it was converted into a sharedliving residence. This building was remodeled in 2000 to accommodatea large library, Art room,Computer room, 2 Classrooms, andrestrooms. Our Early LearningCenter has now expanded into all ofthose classrooms and the library is in the 1924 building and thePE,Music, and Computer classes are held in the Parish Center. As inthe past, parents and teachers at Saint Peter Catholic Schoolcontinue to strive to provide a superior Catholic educationexperience for the children of the parish and community. We have aLocal Wellness Policy and participate in the National Special MilkProgram. We are an equal opportunity provider.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: PK-8 | 206 students
    0.5 miles
    619 N 2nd St
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    (636) 946-6127
    0.5 PK-8
  • Saint Charles
     Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 531 students
    0.4 miles
    115 S 6th St
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    (636) 946-0051
    0.4 NS-8
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: PK-8 | 331 students
    3.2 miles
    #1 Seton Court
    Saint Charles, MO 63303
    (636) 946-6716
    3.2 PK-8
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: NS-PK | 164 students
    3.2 miles
    3151 Elm Pointe Industrial Dr
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    (636) 916-4280
    3.2 NS-PK
  • Saint Charles
    Grades: K-8 | 198 students
    0.6 miles
    431 Decatur St
    Saint Charles, MO 63301
    (636) 946-2713
    0.6 K-8

School Reviews

I have been very happy with our experience at St. Peter Catholic School. We have children currently in 5th and 7th grades. The teachers are up to date on current curriculum. We are working year after year with our Home & School association to do what we can to provide technology in the classroom. We have several new teachers this year that are so excited about teaching the kids. I encourage prospective parents to come tour the school. Prospective students can also come shadow for a day.
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