St Peters Catholic School

  • Grades: PK-6
  • Student Enrollment: 150
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3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
  • Address
  • 1035 Hampton St
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone
  • (803) 252-8285
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School Description

St Peters Catholic School enrolls 150 preschool and elementary school students from grades PK-6. It is located in Columbia, SC, which is a highly populated city with a median household income of $31,141.

School Operational Details
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 180
    Note: Kindergarten Operates Five Days Per Week
  • School Hours Per Day: 7
    Note: Kindergarten Operates on a Full Day Schedule
School Religious Orientation
  • Roman Catholic
    Diocese of Charleston, SC
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5 reviews for St Peters Catholic School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 02, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son has been a student at St. Peter's for six years and we have been very happy with his school experience. Even though we are not Catholic, we chose St. Peter's for the small size, convenient location and nurturing environment. As of May 2009 there is a new principal at the school who is taking the school in a positive new direction, stengthening the curriculum and faculty, modeling a gentle but effective way of applying discipline (no tears or raised voices). St. Peter's is a lab school for the USC Music Education Department so the music is a real jewel in the program at the school. At this point, St. Peter's is looking at growth and adding to the program rather than cutting as is the case in so many of the public schools currently. We are very happy with our decision to stay with this school. ONly four apples because the P.E. and art programs could be better (and will be in the future).
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 21, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • While the school has been in a transition phase in the past year, there has been an upturn in attitude from the administration and staff. This is raising the positive atmosphere of the school. I am a committed parent and continue to hope and pray that things will work out. My child loves going to school and I have enjoyed his teacher of last year and this year. He is receiving core instruction and the fundamentals to springboard to a successful career in life. I am happy with our decision to have him attend a fine Catholic institution with a diverse body of children both ethnically, religious and economically.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 21, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I strongly disagree with the comments posted by the reviewer dated 12/30/07! This is our daughter's second year at St. Peter's, and while admittedly there have been some issues, and changes in faculty and administration, all schools face these issues - especially in an economic climate such as the present. It is a small Catholic school where the children are known by name by everyone on staff, they receive lots of individualized attention and are learning in a caring, faith-based atmosphere...something far too many schools are lacking. The downtown location is ideal for many working parents, and there is a very positive feeling at the school. We feel confident in supporting the school and in sending our only daughter to St. Peter's.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 22, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • When my husband and I were making the decision on where to send our son to school we were looking for several things that we found at St. Peter's. We wanted a private school that would teach discipline and values along with the current curriculum standards. We wanted our son to be in a place where the staff and faculty knows and cares about every child. We liked the convenient location in the downtown area. Our son has thrived in this atmosphere and is testing at the top of the scale academically. We are happy with the reading and writing he is doing in class and the new math curriculum follows the most current research based standards. The school faces the challenge of new leadership and rough economic times. We stand with the core of committed parent who are working to keep the best of St. Peter's going strong and always moving forward.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 30, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a (now) former parent of a child who attended St. Peters for years, I don't even know where to begin with my concerns. The newer teachers are too often incompetent (I don't use that term loosely), the administration is inexperienced and overwhelmed, there is an overall oppressive atmosphere where punishment is used much more readily than positive reinforcement, the school does not follow SC state curricula, the heavy emphasis on religion comes at the expense of instructional time in core subjects, and on and on. Be careful if considering this school.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 150
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 9.0
    Full-Time Teachers: 9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.9
  • Percent Minority Students: 30.7%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 77 (51.3%)
  • Females: 73 (48.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
St Peters Catholic School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black3523.3%
Asian53.3%
Hispanic64.0%
White8858.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For St Peters Catholic School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten1610.7%
Kindergarten2013.3%
1st Grade2617.3%
2nd Grade2214.7%
3rd Grade2516.7%
4th Grade149.3%
5th Grade1610.7%
6th Grade117.3%
Source: SC Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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