St. Peters School

  • 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1834

Student Body

Total Students205 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeSt. Peters School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,680
Tuition NotesPlease visit for tuition rates for PS/PK, Kindergarten, Lower School, and Upper School.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWill Nord
Admissions AssociateLydie Miller


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 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:
Fencing, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse

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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January 22, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 19, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
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A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.
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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,334 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).