Our Mission

” Guided by Christ’s Gospel message, Saint Peter Catholic School will educate every child spiritually, morally, academically, physically, and socially.”

Founded in 1962 by the Ursuline Sisters of Brown County. Saint Peter Catholic Elementary School serves the communities of Huber Heights, Riverside, Faiborn, Tipp City, New Carlisle, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Educating children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Statistics

Faculty

Administrative Staff
3
Full-Time Teachers
25
Part-Time Teachers
1
Average Number of Years
17
Teacher/Student Ratio
20/1

Students

2018-2019 Enrollment
454
Average Class Size
20
Catholic Students
65%
Non-Catholic Students
35%

Philosophy

We at St. Peter School are a community of believers firmly bound by the teachings of the Catholic Church. Through an active commitment of following these teachings, we believe our faith will continue to grow as St. Peter faces the difficulties, problems, and challenges in the new millennium.

We believe that our students are children of God – unique individuals who have innate worth and are capable of attaining their fullest potential.

We believe in excellence in education, provided by a well-qualified faculty and staff, with a curriculum that serves the spiritual, moral, physical, and intellectual needs of all students.

We also believe in nurturing a sense of community by instilling in our students the values of respect, reverence, responsibility, and service to their peers, family, neighbors, and the world beyond.

We believe that educating and guiding young people is the shared responsibility of the parents, school, Church, and the community.

Academics

St. Peter School offers the major areas of study as recommended by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Curriculum.

Areas of Study

  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies

Curriculum

All students enrolled at St. Peter School are provided instruction in the above mentioned areas of study. Each curricular area has a Graded Course of Study (curriculum guide) that provides direction for instruction. Students in grades 6 – 8 are instructed in basic Spanish and offered the elective courses of Advanced Band, and Choir.

The resources that St. Peter School uses have been approved by the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdicese of Cincinnati. It is required by the existing Graded Course of Study that we provide instruction in all areas of the curriculum, including drug awareness, self-esteem, human sexuality, and moral values. We affirm the rights of parents to be the primary educators in sexuality for their children. However, we, as educational professionals, accept our own responsibility to assist the family, and our “aim is not to supplant parents but to help them fulfill their obligation,” US Bishops statement, 1972. The guidelines concerning the curriculum of St. Peter School are as follows:

1. Archdiocese policy mandates that all Catholic schools in the archdiocese teach the objectives in the Graded Course of Study.

2. Students enrolled in the school are expected to participate fully in all curriculum areas included in the Graded Course of Study.

Student Life

At St. Peter we encourage and educate the whole student. Academics are only one part of educating our students. Participation in many varied programs offer the student a wide variety of opportunities for growth and development.

Special Programs

Before & After school Latchkey program
Confirmation Retreat (for 8th grade students preparing for Confirmation)
Jesus Day (for 2nd grade students preparing for First Communion)
Geography Bee
Spelling Bee
Science Fair
Overnight field trip for graduating 8th graders
Student Service Program

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Art & Science Fair
  • Band programs and group lessons
  • Boy Scouts
  • Children’s Choir
  • Girl Scouts
  • Jr. High Musical Performances
  • Jr. Saint Vincent de Paul Society
  • Muse Adventure
  • Altar Servers (Grades 6 – 8)
  • Student Council
  • Junior National Honor Society
  • Religious Observances

Parents are urged to instill in their children an appreciation of spiritual values and Catholic doctrine, which includes attendance at Mass on Sunday. Besides the weekly All-School Mass, other Masses are scheduled throughout the year to celebrate holy days and special occasions. All students of St. Peter School will attend ALL religious observances and religious classes. Occasionally during the school year there will be opportunities for the students to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In second grade, the students prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion. In eighth grade, students prepare for Confirmation.

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