FAQs

What are the school hours?
Arrival (K-8) 7:45am-8:00am
Gathering of students 8:00am
Bell 8:10am
Prayers 8:15am
Classes begin 8:20am
PreK arrival 8:30am

Lunch (PreK-K-1-2) 11:30am-12:00pm
Recess (K-1-2) 12:00pm-12:25pm
Recess (6-7-8) 12:00pm-12:25pm
Lunch (3-4-5) 12:00pm-12:25pm
Recess (3-4-5) 12:25pm-12:50pm
Lunch (6-7-8) 12:25pm-12:50pm

PreK dismissal 2:30pm
PreK After School Enrichments 2:30am-3:45pm
Prayer for dismissal 2:40pm
Dismissal (K-8) 2:45pm
CARES Program begins 2:45pm
CARES Program ends 6:00pm


Is busing provided?
Yes, busing is provided by the public school districts. Families are required to submit a Bus Request Form to Saints Peter and Paul School. Individual bus companies will contact families with bus stop location and times.


Are the teachers certified?
All classroom teachers are PA State certified.


What is the class size?
Each PreK classroom has a maximum of 18 children with 1 Lead and 1 Assistant Teacher. Kindergarten has a maximum of 25 children per classroom with 1 Lead and 1 Assistant Teacher.  Average class size for Grades 1-8 is 22 students per room. Both 1st Grade classrooms also have 1 Lead and 1 Assistant Teacher per classroom.


What curriculum do you follow?
Saints Peter and Paul School follows academic guidelines prescribed by the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Visit our Academics section to learn more.


Is financial aid available?
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Saints Peter and Paul School receives tuition assistance for families through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  Families are able to apply for EITC funds using the SmartAid application.  This application is available online at www.smartaidforparents.com.  The application is required for all families seeking EITC financial aid.  Funds are allocated on a rolling basis, so it is highly recommended that families apply by December 31, 2016 to ensure the application process is complete before the first round of EITC distribution.

In addition to the EITC financial aid,  Saints Peter and Paul Church will work with families in need of tuition assistance. Please contact Loretta Pawlowski, our School Business Manager at lpawlowski@sspeterandpaulrc.org to discuss individual payment arrangements.
All financial aid requests are completely confidential.


Do you offer sports/ extra-curricular activities for students?
Saints Peter and Paul School offers a wide variety of clubs, enrichments and performing arts opportunities for students at every grade-level. Visit our Clubs and Enrichment Page to learn more. A wide variety of sports are also sponsored by the parish CYO and available for student participation. We encourage our students to participate in one or more of these activities.


Do you provide lunch?
Hot lunch is provided daily by Aramark for students in grades K-8. Students choosing to purchase lunch order from the monthly menu calendar and send payment in to school or may pay online. Details can be found on our Cafeteria page on this website.


Do your students wear uniforms?
Yes, K-8 students are required to wear uniforms. PreK students must wear clothing appropriate for play.

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