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St. Peter's Interparish School

422 3rd Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Phone:
(202) 544-1618

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At St. Peter’s Interparish School we believe:
That as educators our job is to assist parents, who have primary responsibility for the education of children, in the ethical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical formation of the children entrusted to them by God and which they, in turn, entrust to our care.

That as a Catholic school our goal is to make our Catholic faith living, conscious, and active in our students’ lives through the light of instruction and practice, and that our Catholic faith and values are integral to all we do and teach.

That learning is lifelong and cumulative and that acquiring a love of learning at an early age leads to an honorable and rewarding lifetime of self-fulfillment and service to God and to others.

That understanding, both of information itself and the ways to use information, is the purpose of learning,


That learning is an active process that challenges students to respond to the knowledge presented to them by taking ownership of the information and skills they learn and applying them.

That learning is personal, and, within the context of the overall curriculum, that instruction should be tailored to address each student’s unique, God-given talents and abilities.

That learning is developmental, with perspective and understanding becoming more sophisticated as a child matures physically and intellectually.

That a child’s education should be holistic, encompassing intellectual development and academic knowledge, the acquisition of Catholic ethical values to guide behavior, and growth in each child’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.

That a successful education is one that produces individuals for whom the acquisition of information leads to the understanding of concepts; this understanding leads to the development of critical thinking skills; this development stimulates the application of those skills which produces new insights, generates new ideas and ultimately creates new perspectives and wisdom.

That our goal as educators is to assist each child we teach in maturing into an educated person of character imbued with an ethic of service."

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school