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Welcome! We are happy you are here exploring all that St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic School has to offer our students and families. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to be Catholic, College and Career Ready while fostering their Catholic identity and shaping them to be Christian models living for others.
In our small classrooms we immerse students in new standards that are challenging and work to fulfill the promise of quality Catholic education that shapes the whole child: mind, body and soul. You've taken the first step to explore our website now call our office to schedule a personal tour of our campus and curriculum for your child(ren).
Mrs. Diana Armenta
"Our Mission is to provide a faith-based educational environment for all students."
Teachers act as facilitators to motivate students to take responsibility for their actions, their goals and their lives. Together with parents, we strive to generate an enthusiasm for learning that promotes spiritual, social-emotional, intellectual and physical growth that will prepare students for their future in our Catholic Church and in our society.
For over 25 years St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School has fostered partnerships with parents because we believe that a child’s primary educators are the parents. At St. Peter and St. Paul School parents participate in their child’s school life by volunteering in the classroom, assisting with field trips, and contributing to the school’s curriculum and operation. Participation is required of all parents through the Family Participation Program.
St. Peter and St. Paul School embraces the Developmental theory of education for young children by:
St. Peter and St. Paul School is a Catholic School approved by the Local Ordinary (Canon 803). This means that we provide authentic Catholic teaching and opportunities for community worship and participation in the sacraments. St. Peter and St. Paul School promotes evangelization and service to the community. It is our goal to develop these abilities in each subject area we teach.
The idea of a Catholic preschool in the Alta Loma area began in 1983 with the vision of Father Charles O'Connor, then-pastor of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church. By the fall of 1984, the new parochial preschool opened its doors to parish families and the local community with the help of seed money from parishioners, the local Knights of Columbus and the St. Peter & St. Paul Parish Bridge Club. A kindergarten class - complete with 20 students - was added the following year, and the education program was officially renamed as St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School in 1985.
From the start, St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School was designed to be a place where students' education and religious upbringing would thrive together. The school founding director, Mrs. Joanne Martin, established a teaching philosophy centered on hands-on, developmental learning and a faith-based curriculum. The school continues to embrace this philosophy of learning today.
Our school has achieved several milestones since its inception. The preschool received its initial accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 1991 and maintained it through June 2014. In August 2010, a first grade class was incorporated into the school, thanks to the support and vision of former pastor, Father Patrick Kirsch. As we began the 2017-2018 school year, the vision of expanding to include 6th grade has since become a reality.
In May 2012, St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School was recognized as a Full Candidate for Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) Accreditation. Our school is in good standing with WCEA accrediting agency and successfully completed its first accreditation visit in February of 2015.
Over the years, our school has also expanded its programs to include technology, before and after school care, fully credentialed teachers, instructional aides, co-curricular teachers for art, music, Spanish, physical education, and three office employees as its faculty and staff.
In August 2018, our school completed the expansion into the St. Teresa of Calcutta building that houses or school office, middle school and S.T.E.A.M Lab thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, donors, sponsors, former graduates and families. As we begin the 2019-20 school year we welcome our first 8th grade class. St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School continues to thrive and grow and our administrators and staff look forward to a bright future in which area families can receive a high quality, Catholic education.