Great school. Great staff & teachers. My kids love this school.
My daughter is about to finish up her first year in preschool and we could not have been happier with the choice we made to send her to Sts. Peter and Paul. She has learned so much both spiritually and academically and we can not wait to see what next year has in store. Thank you Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Grey and all of the staff.
If you have ever wondered what makes SPPS so special, if you’ve questioned whether or not paying tuition is really worth it, if you’ve ever thought about what differences there really are here … please read this testimonial.
Yesterday evening I filled your feed with some pictures/videos of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Honor Choir, but I was thinking … and pardon the LONG post …. I didn’t just share them because of my 2 children. I shared them because I am so proud of all of the activities that they are able to do and be a part of because they – WE – are a part of the SPPS family.
To start, the Honor Choir is about 40 kids. Our whole school enrollment is only just over 100. The honor Choir is only composed of 4th thru 8th graders. So, really most of the older kids are in it … and such talent is not pulled from a huge pool … they are talented and have wonderful direction and drive from their fearless leader .
I’m posting pictures today that my own kids are in very few of, as they aren’t in every class or every activity, but so much is offered to ALL of the students and FAMILIES at SPPS. We have ‘regular’ students, IEP students, students with hearing loss, Autism, and other disabilities, students who are academically advanced, students who excel, students who need extras and students who do not …. ALL are treated with love and respect and understanding that they can participate in any activity or event available.
Our students do not stress over testing, but meet (more than meet) standards and benchmarks. They have Math, Social Studies Science, Spelling, Cursive writing, Language Arts, Music, Phys Ed, Art, Computer/iPads (classes and for each student in each classroom), Library, Religion. All the same subjects and standards PLUS, compared to public schools…we more than ‘fit it in’ … they make time for the extras. Class sizes are about 15 or less per grade level, so that helps.
After school, students can be in Archery, Math Counts, Power of the Pen, public school sports programs, and more. We have Christmas programs and parties (not winter parties), Easter, Musicals, Science Fairs, Art Fairs, History Fairs. Technology is used every day in every classroom.
Students meet together each morning to begin their day with announcements and a prayer. Not all students are Catholic … as a matter of fact, I *think* only about half are … but don’t quote me. Students do participate in Mass each Friday … and by participate, I mean they help plan and read and perform. In this, along with being at Mass, they are comfortable and confident in public speaking, presentations, and learning organization skills.
With all of these things going on that teachers and staff are preparing for, they are ALWAYS looking for and planning MORE! They smile and hug and comfort … and discipline. Every teacher knows every student and every student LOVEs every teacher.
Having taught in the public schools myself for nearly 10 years, I cannot say enough about how much MORE the students at SPPS get in their every day. Not to downplay public schools, because there are GREAT teachers and programs there – I worked with many of them, but I truly believe that SPPS is THE best choice for my children and any who walk through the doors here. I believe that public school teachers have more pressure on them … and it is evident in the day to day. I also believe that the programs at SPPS are more accessible to ALL of our students, where many get lost in the shuffle in the city schools.
I’m not trying to sell you our school … but want you to know how special the school is and what we have to offer…if you’ve ever considered or wondered. AND, I am proud of the students, teachers, staff, volunteers, parishioners and everyone that makes my girls’ days brighter and their lives more enriched. THANK YOU for all you do!!
If you are interested in taking a look at the school, but think it is impossible, there are MANY Scholarships available through the diocese and other sources. Many students are at the school on scholarship now…based on need and other qualifications. And, our children are worth investing in!!
“SPPS makes education interesting and engaging. I couldn’t say enough good things about my experience there. A great school not just for learning but for character and morality.”
“I must take time out to express my sincere gratitude to each one of you for enhancing the life of our son, Aidan, during these past nine years. Academically, his mind has been challenged and his education is well-rounded. We love the small school atmosphere and all the extracurricular activities, including drama, choir, band, Math Counts and Power of the Pen.”
“This school is the most enthusiastic and most educational school I know. My student is a sixth grader and is in love with it!”
“Mrs. Apsley is the greatest! Our daughter loved being her student for the last two years and now Mrs. Apsley is our son’s teacher. The transition to third grade is a big change and still Harley comes home saying that he likes his teacher. He talks about what happens in class, knows a lot of the material, and is able to tell me what method was used by the teacher to explain the work he has done or needs to complete. Mrs. Apsley pays attention to each child, no matter how many students are in her class. She is consistent in her teaching and caring to the students. I hear she is funny too! “