Contact St. Peter’s Catholic School: 803-252-8285, 1035 Hampton Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201

Here’s all the news of the month from Mrs. Kathy Preston, April 2014 Principal’s Newsletter.


Career Day Sparks Interest and Excitement

Our recent Career Day was a great opportunity for our students to be exposed to the adult work world.   From a dietician to a dentist, a karate instructor to public servants in the Army and police (and lots of other professionals),  our students experienced hands-on what careers are like.  They saw that they, too, can excel in their chosen future career.  They, too, can contribute to their communities for the benefit of all.   Work that expresses one’s God-given talents and abilities, linked with the need to succeed and the desire to serve, can lead to a great career.    Thank you to our Guidance Counselor Mrs. Jane Carlson and parent Mrs. Genevieve Sullivan for organizing this day.


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St. Peter’s School Wins Innovations in Catholic Education Award!

St. Peter’s Catholic School is one of 12 schools in the country who have been awarded the Innovations in Catholic Education Award 2014. Winning schools are featured in a special section in the March issue of Today’s Catholic Teacher and honored at an awards presentation banquet during the National Catholic Education Association Convention and Expo in Pittsburgh, April 22-24.  Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal, will accept the award April 23 in Pittsburgh.  Congratulations to our Pastor, our Principal, faculty and staff!



twoWomen Parents are talking about St. Peter’s School on greatschools.com.  Click HERE to read what parents are saying about our  school.  And then sign up for the next 60-Minute Info Session for Parents with Mrs. Kathy Preston, Principal

THE NEXT 60-MINUTE INFO SESSION FOR PARENTS IS TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 12:15.  Please Sign Up: Mrs. Emily Hero,  ehero@StPetersCatholicSchool.org, 779-0036.

YOU WILL FIND OUT: All about Financial Aid; why St. Peter’s students score high in the national achievement test, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills; why small class size is so important to young students; how Catholic faith & traditions develop excellent, virtuous character; all about St. Peter’s diverse, welcoming environment with 12 different religious backgrounds  represented among our students;  what SACS Accreditation means and why St. Peter’s has achieved it for over 40 years, and much more!



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 Here are the angelic voices of our children’s choir for your enjoyment!



talent show ballerinaSpecial Literacy Programs Develop Lifelong Readers at St. Peter’s: The Daily Five (grade K5-1), Blue Bag Reading (4th grade), Book By My Side (school wide).

A new Physical and Emotional Health Program begun in January continues this spring with Dr. Rachel Brown, M.D. and Mr. David Cowan.

After-School Activities Spark Interests and Talents, with typical offerings including: Piano, “Mind Your Manners,” Ballet, Debate Club, Art Club, Cooking Club, Capella Pueri ( St. Peter’s talented children’s choir), and lots more!

Turning our minds and hearts to God in prayer is how we begin every day at St. Peter’s.  Every Wednesday students attend Mass.  Is there a better way for a school day to begin?

Interested in touring the school? Please contact Mrs. Emily Hero, 779-0036, and she will arrange a tour of the school for you.