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About St. Peter’s School

St. Peter’s School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational school nestled in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, educating students for over 185 years.


To honor the richness of childhood, foster mastery of academic principles, and educate students to be generous and committed citizens of their communities and the world.

Our Community Code & School Keys

The SPS Community Code is meant to cultivate inclusivity and compassion, and instill honesty and respect for self and others, while our School Keys are the foundational tenets that are at the core of how we educate our students and what our families should expect to experience while at St. Peter’s School.

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The St. Peter’s School Keys

Take a peek inside our Red Doors

"Admissions Tour" Video

Welcome from the Head of School

“When I arrived at St. Peter’s School, I was struck immediately by the sense of community in all aspects of the School. Shaking hands with the Head of School each morning, listening to the kids in classroom discussions, and watching the students engage each other and the teachers are all examples of how the School is intentional about what we do.”

Matthew Evans
Head of School


Our Bi-Annual Magazine: The Independent

This edition includes a spotlight on the Independent School Teaching Fellows program and introduces Interim Educational Program Director, Cannie Shafer.
You will also find details on how our students have been able to safely resume City Curriculum participation, what students have been up to in Ms. Soriano’s science lab, and information about the new Center for Learning.
Plus, learn more about our new Innovator Speaker Series, as well as how our teachers are benefiting from Professional Development initiatives.