St. Peter's School is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school.
The School was founded in 1834 and is located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Society Hill neighborhood.
St. Peter's School serves a diverse student body of approximately 170 children in Preschool through Eighth Grade.
The mission of St. Peter's School is to honor the richness of childhood, foster mastery of academic principals, and educate students to be generous and committed citizens of their communities and the world.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,430
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Peter's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1834

Student Body

Total Students
173 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
St. Peter's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
11 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
24%
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandy Trezza
Admissions Associate
Samantha Ponns

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess, Cooking Club, Horticulture, Lego Robotics Club, Pottery Club, Recording Studio, Student Government Association, Woodworking, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse

School Notes

  • St. Peter`s School is a nonsectarian, independent, co-educational school for children in Preschool through Eighth Grade. St. Peter`s School is an inclusive community of engaged learners and dedicated teachers, nestled in the Historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Society Hill, educating students to be generous and committed citizens of the world since 1834.
  • St. Peter`s honors the richness of childhood for our students and their families, fosters an early and lifelong love of learning, cultivates inclusivity and compassion, instills honesty and encourages respect for one`s self, one`s work and the community. Character Development, Academic Pursuit, Cultural Awareness, Arts Appreciation and Self Knowledge are the foundational tenets of a St. Peter`s School education.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Peter's School cost?

St. Peter's School's tuition is approximately $27,430 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Peter's School?

The acceptance rate of St. Peter's School is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. St. Peter's School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.

What sports does St. Peter's School offer?

St. Peter's School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is St. Peter's School's ranking?

St. Peter's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Peter's School?

The application deadline for St. Peter's School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
This is a truly special place. My child has thrived from day one. They bring an amazing balance of bespoke learning for each child with the community and project-based collaborative learning. SPS is an investment that we enjoy tremendous personal and practical returns on.
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5  
We LOVE St. Peter's. Our children started in kindergarten and are now in the Upper School. The curriculum is challenging but engaging; the faculty is engaged and so positive; the administration is responsive and not only willing to have conversations about any problems with the school, but proactive in finding solutions. The families are now really so many of our best friends and our kids are being prepared for an ever changing world. It's definitely a small school, but we feel that gives our kids such confidence as they get in the upper grades - they are the big kids, looked up to by the younger ones, sort of avoiding all the unnecessary pressures of a typical "middle school" at a time when they are so vulnerable emotionally. If we could go back in time, we would send them here all over again!
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5  
My twins go to SPS, they are in kindergarten, I couldn't have asked for a better learning environment and also individual attention. This is the beginning of a great journey.
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5  
My son has been at SPS since Preschool and it has always felt like an extension of family since the day we toured. My family feels so lucky we stumbled upon this gem.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 173 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,430
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,590 for elementary schools and $13,080 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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