A Quality Education Grounded in Faith
As one of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, St. Peter’s School is rooted in Gospel values and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Located in Waldorf, MD, St. Peter’s offers a Catholic elementary and middle school learning community of faith and service that is dedicated to educational equity and excellence for all students.
The Archdiocese of Washington develops academic standards for students to achieve in subjects offered through the Catholic schools of the archdiocese. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are based on national standards set by professional organizations and focus on the individual growth of each child. St. Peter’s School strives to meet or exceed these standards.
The curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten at St. Peter’s is based on recommendations from the National Association for Education of Young Children
In Pre-K, students learn the basics of how to understand the rules of school and follow classroom procedures that are developmentally appropriate for four and five year olds. They learn social skills like kindness, respect, sharing, being a good friend, and other important life skills. Socialization, being a good listener, and following classroom rules are extremely important components of Pre-K.
Pre-K subjects include language arts, math, social studies, science, and religion. Since this is a Catholic school, we incorporate Jesus and God into many of our lessons to work on our understanding that God always loves us and cares for us. We also do many arts and crafts activities throughout our lessons to help strengthen fine motor skills and express creativity.
Report Cards & Interims
Pre-K – Grade 3
In grades Pre-K through 3, grades are based on student performance and teacher observation. These students are graded as follows:
EE = Exceeds the grade level expectations at this time
ME = Meets the grade level expectations at this time
AE = Approaching the grade level expectations at this time
NE = Not approaching the grade level expectations at this time
X = Not assessed at this time
Grades 4 – 8
Students in grades 4-8 are graded as follows:
A = Excellent – 93-100
B = Good – 85-92
C = Average – 77-84
D = Poor but passing – 70-76
F = Failure – Below 70
Guidelines for Honor Rolls
High Honors: The student must earn a GPA of 3.7 or higher with no D’s or F’s in any subject.
Honor Roll: The student must earn a GPA of 3.0 to 3.6 in all academic subjects listed above with no D’s or F’s in any subject.
In these tough economic times, extracurricular activities are often the first thing to be cut at public schools. This is not the case at St. Peter’s. We believe that you cannot educate a child solely with the core curriculum.
From band to art club to team sports, these activities allow our children to grow in ways that they cannot within the classroom. It encourages them to develop different ways of thinking and provides increased self-confidence and team-spirit. These lessons are critical as the child grows into an adult.
St. Peter’s is proud to offer the following extracurricular activities:
- Sports (including volleyball, softball, track, & soccer)
- House Activities for Middle School
School Supply List
*2021-2022 school supply list coming soon!
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