About Us

St. Peter’s Catholic School is comprised of several educational units:

  • Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High & High School
  • Sam Daminao Hall

These schools provide educational programs in a Catholic, Christian environment for students of Mansfield and surrounding communities.

Our school, founded in 1868, strives to promote a Christian atmosphere in all phases of its programs. We are open to children of all creeds and races, and we continue to remain accessible to a wide range of socio-economic levels. 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.

The school is an integral ministry of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Parish, Mansfield. In partnership with parents, we educate a diverse student community to:

  • Embrace life-long learning
  • Develop each student’s spiritual, physical, emotional and academic potential with charity, curiosity and courage
  • Contribute to the dignity of the individual and develop responsibility to our world family
  • Develop an understanding of the moral, social, economic and ethical issues that face humanity

St. Peter’s School achieves these goals by developing the individual in a balanced environment enhanced by discipline, care, and prayer.

Our Mission Statement

The 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

 

Catholic schools, believing each student is a child of God, challenge each to achieve academic excellence, to embrace the Gospel message and to make a difference in the world.
–National Catholic Education Association

Quick Facts

St. Peter’s Catholic School believes each student is a child of God and graduates students who practice Christian spirituality, achieve academic excellence, and are prepared to be of service to the world.

ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC 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 is an ODE certified provider school in the EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion (Income-Based), Jon Peterson Special Needs and Autism Scholarship programs.
  • St. Peter’s Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten offers a unique and highly respected program which includes language, reading, math, geography, and science.
  • Service is a component of the religion/theology curriculum at all grade levels.
  • Through testimonials and speaking engagements, our parents, alumni and students continue to affirm the strengths of St. Peter’s School: a faith-centered environment, strong curriculum, very dedicated staff, extensive athletic and extracurricular opportunities and a supportive school community of families.
  • Approximately 38% of St. Peter’s Elementary School students participate in at least one gifted or enrichment program and approximately 35% of St. Peter’s High School students participate in the College Credit Plus Program, Advanced Placement courses, or honors courses.
  • Tuition assistance is available to families who qualify for need through our Tuition Assistance Program. Also, the Kroger, Land’s End, and Scrip dollar-for- dollar gift certificate programs allow tuition reductions in the next school year based on a percentage of the dollar amount of certificates purchased.
  • The athletic program offers a wide range of sports activities for students in primary grades through high school. The large Franciscan Activity Center athletic/activities building accommodates physical education classes and multisport functions while the 33-acre Spartan Fields located close to campus hosts baseball, soccer and softball games along with other various school functions.
  • The Auxiliary Services Program provides an opportunity for students with special needs to work with specialists in order to address individual educational needs and maximize success.
  • Approximately 43% percent students are of other faiths.
  • Courses of study are reviewed regularly and textbooks and materials are updated as needed.
  • With the Ohio Graduation Tests, St. Peter’s student test scores were among the highest in the area.
  • The elementary and high school/junior high have an automated school library with the elementary managed by a certified librarian. Quality literary selections are added regularly. Computers form an electronic card catalog and INFOhio is available to students and staff.
  • The academic program for all students in the elementary and junior high school includes specialists in art, music, computer, foreign language, and physical education.
  • St. Peter’s conducts a full-day program for kindergarten students.
  • The atmosphere of the school buildings is organized and welcoming.
  • Almost every year, St. Peter’s High School has one or more students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Every faculty member is degreed with over 35% holding a Master’s degree.
  • Over the past five years, ninety-five percent of our graduates attended a college or university compared to a 50% national average.
  • Over the past five years, our 179 SPHS graduates earned a total of $9,205,381 in scholarships and grants, an average of $51,427 per student.
  • Computer literacy begins in preschool at St. Peter’s School, aided by three computer instructors in five computer labs that include state-of-the-art computers, LCD projectors, high-speed cable modem access, wireless networking capabilities, mobile units with wireless laptop computers, smartboards and iPads.
  • Qualified high school students have the opportunity to take college-level courses at the high school and at a local college through the College Credit Plus Program.

Schedule Your Campus Visit

The first step to enrolling your child at St. Peter’s is to schedule a campus visit and meet with our principal(s).