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St Peter's Classical School

Grades

PK - 12

Students

94

Teachers

22

Student/Teacher Ratio

4:1

About

Your child will enjoy individualized attention.

We keep our class sizes small. This means your child’s teachers will know them well﹣who they want to be, what inspires them to learn, when they need extra support, where they are developmentally, why they are struggling at a given point in time, and how to help them achieve their personal best.

Your child will form deep and lasting relationships with their classmates. Class sizes are capped at 12 students per teacher. So, your child will have tons of opportunities to participate in discussions, share their ideas, ask their questions, and work together productively with their classmates. As a result, St. Peter’s often feels more like a large, extended family than it does an educational institution. And of course, this comes with all of the educational benefits research suggests. 

Your child will exhibit a proven academic advantage.

St. Peter’s students regularly outperform their peers across the state and nation. But that’s not because we only accept the best and brightest. We are always at work evaluating and improving our curriculum and methods to ensure strong results for every student.

Private school students often score top marks on standardized tests and college entrance exams, and St. Peter’s is no exception. Our lower school students regularly score two grade levels above the national average on the IOWA Tests of Basic Skills. We introduce the PSAT beginning in 8th grade, and our students regularly improve their test scores year over year. Some day, your child could join our graduates in excellent universities﹣TCU, Thomas Aquinas, Texas A&M, and Cornell﹣just to name a few.

Your child will gain a Christian formation.

You know it takes a lot more than good grades to live a successful life, and so do we. Life can be hard, with twists and turns and ups and downs. Successful adults face the expected and unexpected with more than a handful of academic ideas. Studies have shown that foundational beliefs your child will hold for their entire life are often the ones they accept before the age of 15. As your child grows up, they need to be surrounded with positive role models who coach them through their formative years with consistent messages that match what they hear at home and at church. 

At St. Peter’s, your child will naturally weave faith-forming practices into their academic day. We begin each and every day with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Many of our teachers will even help your child to build the habit of praying before and after lessons, quizzes, and tests﹣asking God for His assistance and thanking Him for His faithfulness. At midday, we all pause for a brief chapel service in which we reflect on Scripture, pray corporately, and sing hymns before lunch. In addition to all of this, your child will attend age appropriate spiritual studies. From preschool to 6th grade, your child will learn about the foundational people and events in the Bible. In 7th and 8th grades, they will study Church History﹣from the 1st century to the modern day. As a 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grader, your young adult will finish their time at St. Peter’s by studying Theology. What a strong foundation for launching into the world of college and career!

Your child will employ tried-and-true learning methods.

In a world where education is being trimmed down and hyper-specialized, we look to provide a liberal arts education to all of our students, ages four to 12th grade. Plato said, “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things,” and “The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.” We couldn’t agree more. 

At St. Peter’s, your child will be introduced to the great minds of the past through literature, history, languages, Bible, math, science, and the arts. And we will make these introductions with developmentally appropriate tools. You know your young child is like a sponge, capable of soaking up tons of information each day. So in our lower school, we harness this super-power with lessons built around habits of observation and memorization. Any parent who has survived the early teenage years knows that these are filled with endless arguments and debates. So in our middle school, we direct this natural developmental stage in a positive direction. Your middle school student will be challenged to grow their understanding by asking their questions, and yes, even debating over the answers. The educational foundations laid in the lower and middle school years will support your upper school student as they begin enjoying the fruits of their labor﹣fruits of wisdom that are seen in their writing and speaking. Simply put, our desire is to provide your child with an education that prepares them for life, not just earning a living. 

Your child will reap the benefits of a balanced childhood.

So many schools require young children to sit still at a desk for 6 to 8 hours a day with only one recess. And many times, that precious recess is withheld as a correction for misbehavior in the classroom. Then they are sent home with another 1 to 2 hours of homework to complete in the evening. That is no way for a young student to begin their academic career. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy!

At St. Peter’s your young child will enjoy multiple recess breaks throughout the day. And because we have found that the students who may struggle to behave in the classroom often just need to get up and move for a bit, our teachers do not use recess as a first resort at classroom management. We are also very conscientious about the homework load our young students experience. Homework in those early years is very rare﹣only showing up when the student has not been diligent during class time. Beginning in the 3rd grade, we start preparing students gradually for the middle and upper school years. As a 3rd grader, your child will expect no more than 30 minutes of homework on any given evening. Because we believe that childhood is best spent in play and outdoors, we incorporate these elements into our school day. And we do our best to keep those evenings free for your child to be a child and to enjoy family time.

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