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Honoring Caroline Seamans

February 25, 1925 – March 21, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Caroline Seamans’ passing. Caroline was our beloved Founding Head of School, esteemed educator, and cherished member of our community. Caroline’s profound impact on St. Peter’s School and beyond leaves an enduring legacy that will be forever remembered and treasured.

Caroline Seamans dedicated 23 years of her life to stewarding St. Peter’s School. Her vision and leadership of the modern St. Peter’s from 1967 to 1990 guided it from its humble beginnings to a vibrant community of learning, diversity, and inclusivity. Under her visionary leadership, our school flourished, growing from 18 to 220 students of all backgrounds, laying the foundation for the revitalization of our historic neighborhood. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her passion for nurturing young minds shaped the lives of countless students, faculty, and families.

Caroline’s legacy extends far beyond the institutions she served. She touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her, leaving an imprint of kindness, wisdom, and compassion. Her memory will forever be cherished by the countless lives she touched and the hearts she profoundly influenced.

We will honor Caroline’s legacy throughout the rest of the year, starting with a tribute during our upcoming Alum Week (May 28-31). In addition, we will be hosting a memorial gathering at St. Peter’s School in the fall, where we will come together as a community to celebrate her remarkable life and legacy. Details of the gathering will be shared with you as soon as they are finalized. In the meantime, we encourage our community to share your stories and memories below.

As we mourn the loss of Caroline, let us also celebrate her life and the profound impact she had on our school, our community, and beyond. Together, let us honor her memory by continuing to embody the values of excellence, compassion, and lifelong learning that she so passionately embraced.

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