St Peters Parish and School

St. Peter’s School, founded in 1868, strives to promote a Christian atmosphere in all phases of its programs. By focusing on respect for one another, we foster an attitude of caring and concern for others regardless of cultural or religious background or special needs.

St. Peter’s Catholic School believes each student is a child of God and graduates students who practice Christian spirituality, achieve academic excellence, and prepare to be of service to the world. The school provides a challenging curriculum which sets high standards for student achievement. Religious instruction and an emphasis on values are a vital part of the curriculum. When a child begins his or her educational experience at St. Peter’s, he or she enters into an “extended family” in which teachers, students, and parents work together for a productive learning environment. Instruction in the early years of the Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten and Kindergarten provides the solid foundation for learning which continues throughout the grades. Extracurricular and enrichment activities are designed to enhance classroom learning and add depth to classroom experiences. As a result of concerted dedication to student achievement, St. Peter’s enjoys a reputation for academic excellence within the Mansfield community.

St. Peter’s School community strives to create an environment of academic excellence built upon Catholic spirituality and service. We seek to establish a challenging learning environment with high expectations while recognizing individual differences and learning styles. We are a community of St. Peter’s families, staff, and parishioners who are actively involved in our students’ learning. In keeping with this statement, the St. Peter’s School Community believes it…

will achieve academic excellence by:
1. acquiring critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for lifelong learning
2. cultivating learning experiences that support individual students’ strengths and needs
3. encouraging each student to reach his full potential

will practice Christian spirituality by:
1. understanding the doctrines of the Catholic Church
2. modeling the teachings and evangelizing processes of Jesus through prayer, study, work, community service and sacramental life
3. nurturing personal faith through the study of Scripture and the reception of the Sacraments

will prepare to be of service to the world by:
1. recognizing and utilizing the unique gifts given by God to each person
2. practicing Christian values through philanthropic work
3. contributing to society by being responsible citizens

St. Peter’s Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified and non-certified personnel. In accordance with Christian principles, St. Peter’s Catholic School recruits and admits students of any race, sex, color, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, handicap (if student can safely function in the environment with the support and services that the school can offer), or religion to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, handicap or religion in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, loans, athletics, fee waivers, and extracurricular activities. In addition, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court administrative agency ordered or public school district initiated desegregation.