School Description

For over 40 years St. Peter's Elementary School has provided a full elementary school serving students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five with a quality Christian-based education. Because we are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, we follow their guidelines regarding staffing qualifications, length of school year, and admission ages and practices. This means that all of our teachers have teacher education degrees in elementary or early childhood education from accredited colleges and universities, such as Towson, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame of Maryland, and the University of Maryland, to name a few.  As is required, we have a school calendar containing at least 170 school days, with snow days built into the planning.  Kindergartners must be five by September 1st to enter without exception. We reserve the right to place students in their age-appropriate grade if they have been admitted early to another school prior to coming to St. Peter's.


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Subjects:  Reading, Language Arts, Spelling, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies, Religion


Reading Instruction:

Reading instruction is a critical part of the program in every grade. Pre-K and Kindergarten students learn letter sounds and beginning spelling patterns, and they use simple readers to build confidence and sight vocabulary.  First through third grades use basal readers to develop reading comprehension skills and fluency. Chapter books are introduced in third grade and are continued for reading instruction in grades four and five.


Religion:  St. Peter's is a school which teaches Christian values and a love of Jesus as our Savior and Lord.  We welcome families of all faiths into our school fellowship, and we have daily religious instruction in all grades.  While the younger students are learning the Old Testament Bible stories about Noah, Moses, and Jonah, older boys and girls are studying the  New Testament, Jesus' parables, the establishment of the early churches, and the Apostles' Creed.  Students in all grades participate in weekly chapel services on Wednesday mornings.  Chapel is very "kid-friendly", with lots of singing and student leadership in reading the lessons, serving as acolytes, and leading the music both vocally and instrumentally.


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St. Peter's Elementary School does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin.

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