St Peter's School

  • St. Peter's Elementary School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1878.
  • Since its foundation, St. Peter's continues to serve all economic levels of the community.
  • Through our partnership with parents, who we recognize as the primary educators of their children, we provide a strong Catholic education.
  • We strive to deepen each child's understanding of the life of Christ through worship, example, and by providing opportunities for them to practice their Catholic faith.
  • It is expected that upon graduation all students will exhibit not only an understanding of their Catholic identity, but also an ability to put this understanding into practice.
  • St. Peter's School is a vital part of the parish, a predominantly Latino community in San Francisco's Mission District.
  • Following Christ's example to reach out to all people, St. Peter's School is committed to educating children in their Catholic faith throughout our curriculum.
  • The priests, administrators, teachers and staff strive to support the parents in their role as primary educators of their children.
  • In this faith partnership, we worship and inculcate the values of Jesus into all of our endeavors together.
  • school's purpose is to proclaim Christ's message of salvation as the basis for a viable Catholic community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students322 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Peter's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio29:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Francisco
    Epiphany School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 435 students
    2.8 miles
    600 Italy Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    2.8 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Mission Dolores Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 248 students
    1.3 miles
    3371 16th St
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    1.3 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 272 students
    2.9 miles
    785 Sunnydale Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94134
    2.9 K-8
  • San Francisco
    Grades: K-8 | 189 students
    0.4 miles
    299 Precita Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    0.4 K-8
  • San Francisco
    St Brendan School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 313 students
    2.5 miles
    940 Laguna Honda Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94127
    2.5 NS-8

School Reviews

I am a part of the Class of 2014 and even though I only attended from 6th-8th grade, my time at St. Peter's has been a blessing. WIthout their help, I wouldn't be the person I am today. St. Peter's school provides hospitality and kindness all with a great quality education that is like no other elementary/middle school in the bay area. WIthout their help, I would be graduating from my dream highschool let alone be accepted to Archbishop Riordan. With their help, they molded me from a know-nothing student to an outgoing, well educated student with a deep passion in the Catholic faith.
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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $19,430 for elementary schools and $31,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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