Serve • Lead • Excel
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Saints Peter and Paul School, founded in 1944, offers quality Catholic elementary education for Kindergartners though 8th grade. Our teachers and staff are committed to fostering an environment that is positive and faith-filled. Students graduating from Saints Peter and Paul School attend quality high schools and eventually college to ultimately become confident, successful, and contributing members of society. Saints Peter and Paul School is fully accredited through WASC and WCEA.
Serve • Lead • Excel
The School’s motto states simply our desire to have each student at Saints Peter and Paul’s to be a person who serves others, both within the school and the larger community. Leadership is developed from the earliest grade levels where students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with classmates and to take turns being in a leadership role. And from this work of service and leadership, we hope each will flourish and enjoy a fulfilling life. The academic program and extra-curricular activities foster these goals.
Because we are a small school with approximately 220 students, Saints Peter and Paul’s teachers and students have the opportunity to enjoy working closely together and have easy access to one another. Programs such as the 8th Grade-Kindergarten Buddies and other cross-grade level activities provide rich opportunities to build community throughout the student body. As a Catholic parish school, we value how we, the adults, treat children and how we insist children treat one another. We nurture and care for each other.
Every student in the school community, K-8th grade, discusses and signs a Character Pledge that articulates our expectations on how we expect to be treated and will treat, care for, and support others in our community. The Pledge and our daily work at school promote the school’s motto—Serve • Lead • Excel—through emphasizing the following five pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Since its founding in 1944, the school has consistently sought to develop and challenge the best that is in its students. To accomplish this, the school provides a challenging and traditional academic program supported by a nurturing environment. Teachers are dedicated to a view of the whole child and are thus responsive to children as people. We believe, therefore, that education works best through a program which stresses intellectual, aesthetic, spiritual and physical development; social involvement and responsibility; and moral understanding and maturity. Our vitality as a school and our success with each student depends upon our ability to help each child recognize, appreciate, and develop to the fullest of his or her potential.