School offers a positive and supportive environment where students are
responsible participants in their learning. They develop self-esteem,
become critical thinkers as well as productive citizens, and have a
deep sense of pride in their school and community.
Teachers and administrators are facilitators of learning. They are cognizant
of and provide for individual differences, and employ the latest educational
learning strategies and techniques. They are cooperative, show a genuine
concern for children, and are respectful of individual rights. Varied
teaching styles foster cooperative learning in a non-threatening, trusting
Through consultation and evaluation the administration and staff ensure
that St. Peter's is an effective and efficient school. This effectiveness
and efficiency is enhanced by a positive school/parent liaison. Parents
are supportive of the school and its programs and are active participants
in the life of the school.
The school curriculum, in keeping with departmental and district guidelines,
is child-centered, resource-based and activity oriented.
While standardized testing is inherent in measuring student achievement,
St. Peter's recognizes and adheres to the principles of individualized,
formal and informal evaluations based on established learning objectives.
Student evaluation is used for formative and summative purposes.
Collaboration and cooperation is ongoing in a warm, friendly atmosphere
that provides meaningful experiences that enable students to excel.