St. Peters School

  • 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 200 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1834

Student Body

Total Students200 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Peters School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,000
Tuition NotesPlease visit for tuition rates for PS/PK, Kindergarten, Lower School, and Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSandy Trezza
Admissions AssociateSamantha Ponns


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


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.

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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: NS-12 | 1149 students
    8.9 miles
    500 W Willow Grove Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    8.9 NS-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    5.9 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    5.9 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 340 students
    6.4 miles
    5511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    6.4 PK-8
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: NS-8 | 428 students
    10.1 miles
    8891 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    10.1 NS-8

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,644 for elementary schools and $12,008 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).