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February 9, 2024   From the Head of School

Strategic Planning Update


As the School embarks on a Strategic Plan, there are many important questions we must ask. The School is just ten years away from our bi-centennial celebration in 2034. It is important to understand the impact these strategic decisions will have on the history of our School and our relationships in Philadelphia. In the most recent history of the School, since establishing our independence from St. Peter’s Church in 1969, the School has benefitted from so many connections and relationships with area organizations and community partners. Truly, our history is the history of our neighborhood and the foundation of a St. Peter’s education for all our graduates.

The School and Bloom Consulting have begun to ask questions and gather feedback from families and local community leaders. As of this week, the process has connected to approximately 10% of the SPS community in addition to members of our alumni parent group and others connected to our School via their organization. The process is exciting, and we are eager to work with our faculty, families, alumni, and students to chart a path forward. The challenges are many, and we must be open to seeing a new future, one that maintains the SPS education for our students, provides a community for our families to feel connected, and intentionally looks to the future and how a St. Peter’s experience prepares students, “to be generous and committed citizens of their communities and the world.” 

We encourage you to engage with the process and ask and answer questions as we think about our future. If we can truly embrace the opportunity we all have been given to determine, together, the important aspects we need to hold onto as well as where to focus our attention, this process will lead St. Peter’s along a path toward meaningful change and establish a direction that will guide us into our third century. More outreach and opportunities to connect with the consultants will occur in the coming months and through the spring. We look forward to working together and forging a future that aligns with our Mission and establishes further connections within our wonderful city.  Thank you for entrusting us with your childrens’ education and supporting St. Peter’s through this important process.