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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 recap of our Seventh Graders’ accomplishments at this year’s George Washington Carver Science Fair and highlights which high schools Eighth Grade graduates will be attending next year.
You will also find an in-depth review of Creativity Class for our Preschool – First Graders as well as an update on our City Curriculum.
Plus, learn more about Third Grade’s project-based learning project on Indigenous peoples and how our school has been educating students on how to be generous and committed citizens of the world through the lens of equity and inclusion!