St. Peters School

Tel: (215)925-3963
  • St. Peter's School is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school.
  • We were founded in 1834 and are 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 and celebrate the wonderment of childhood, to foster a love of learning, to cultivate citizenship, and to instill responsibility and respect both for self and for others.

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

Student Body

Total Students 205 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St. Peters School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,680
Tuition Notes Please visit for tuition rates for PS/PK, Kindergarten, Lower School, and Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Will Nord
Admissions Associate Lydie Miller


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess, Cooking Club, Fencing, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Horticulture, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Lego Robotics Club, Pottery Club, Recording Studio, Student Government Association, Woodworking, Yearbook Art Club, Chess, Cooking Club, Fencing, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Horticulture, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Pottery Club, Woodworking, Yearbook, Lego Robotics Club,
Recording Studio,
Student Government Association,

School Notes

  • St. Peter's School is a Preschool through Eighth Grade independent day school located in historic Philadelphia. Small classes, rich history, meaningful programming, and a robust, diverse community characterize the School. St. Peter's School is a second home for students, families, and faculty. Visit us and experience the St. Peter's School difference. Follow us on Instagram for daily updates and snapshots of life at SPS:
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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $6,523 for elementary schools and $12,717 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).