Why Catholic Education
St. Peter’s does more than prepare our students for tests in the classroom – we prepare them for tests in life. The many benefits of a Catholic education help students develop the foundation needed for success in life.
Unique to St. Peter’s is the opportunity to nurture spiritual and moral values within the students. This occurs and is constantly reinforced not only in classes of religious instruction, but throughout the curriculum:
- The Gospel message is taught in our classrooms every day.
- Students participate in daily prayer and have weekly opportunities to worship and attend Mass.
- They also receive sacramental preparation in second and third grades.
Throughout the year, the second and third graders prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist as part of their Religion curriculum. Each class also participates in a retreat day to celebrate their upcoming sacrament.
In order to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in second grade, the student must have received the Sacrament of Baptism, and to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist, they must have received both the sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation. Parents are expected to attend a parent meeting in order to best prepare their child for the reception of these sacraments. First Reconciliation takes place in the early spring and First Communion takes place in May each year.
Students are taught to be respectful and compassionate, and emphasis is placed not only on academic achievement but on moral and spiritual growth. Families who choose St. Peter’s develop a lifelong foundation for career, family, and community life. St. Peter’s students contribute to society and pursue leadership roles in the community later in life.
We are a safe place for children to learn and grow into who they are and will be.