St. Peters Catholic School

  • The mission of St. Peter's Catholic School is to prepare our students for lives of faith, virtue and excellence.
  • We accomplish this by nurturing and challenging the whole child--intellectually, physically, and spiritually--so that each child achieves his or her God-given potential.
  • The K3 to 6th grade program is academically excellent.
  • Our students consistently score above grade level on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
  • Our convenient location in the center of the Captial City allows our teachers to take advantage of the many resources Columbia offers.
  • Currently there are twelve different religious backgrounds in our student body.  We welcome all who enter our doors.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1852

Student Body

Total Students99 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade St. Peters Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,140
Tuition NotesTuition listed above is for Non-Parishioners. Parishioner rate is $5725.00
Admissions DirectorAubrey Wall
Admissions AssociateAlana Jordan


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, EarlyAct, Lego Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Choir, Piano, Tap/Ballet

School Notes

  • Catholic Faith & Traditions Develop Excellent, Virtuous Character SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) Accredited for over 40 years Challenging A+ Academics,K3-6 Full & Half-Day K-4 Program Individualized Instruction Based on Identified Strengths & Weaknesses Small, Nurturing Classes Families from 12 Different Religious Backgrounds Strong Reading Program for Future Success Financial Aid for Affordable Excellence Outstanding Music Program with USC School of Music After-School Program Offers Opportunities To Develop Talents & Interests

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