About Us



St. Peter School is a Catholic School located in the heart of downtown Danbury. We serve students from Danbury and surrounding towns. We are a faith-filled community that strives to not only teach the Gospel, but to live the Gospel each and every day. We are proud of our diverse multicultural community. We have offered over 100 years of Catholic Education in the City of Danbury. We continue today as a true example of furthering the Catholic Faith through academic excellence and spiritual development, creating life-long learners who are responsible disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement

Saint Peter School is a Catholic elementary school educating children ages 3 through Grade 8 with an emphasis on Catholic values and spiritual growth. Through a faith-based character education, using Christ as our model, Saint Peter School fosters academic excellence through a strong curriculum, creating lifelong learners. Faculty and staff, in partnership with parents, strive to inspire, nurture and challenge our students to be responsible citizen and disciples of Christ. St. Peter School serves the needs of students of Danbury and the surrounding area. We are a faith-filled community that strives to not only teach the Gospel, but to live the Gospel each and every day. At St. Peter School, we take pride in our diverse multinational, multicultural community. Teachers are available for extra help before and after school.

St. Peter School History

On September 6, 1886, St. Peter School opened its doors. The Sisters of Mercy staffed the school when it opened. Over the years, dedicated lay teachers were added to the faculty. Today the school is staffed completely by lay teachers. A preschool was added in 1982 for three and four year old children. In September of 2006 Saint Peter and Sacred Heart were merged into St. Peter Sacred Heart School. Children from pre-K through grade 4 were housed at Sacred Campus and grades 5-8 were housed at St. Peter Campus. Infants and toddlers were welcomed into St. Peter Sacred Heart School at the Sacred Heart Campus and grade 4 moved to the St. Peter School Campus at the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. The Day Care Center was known as “Little Lambs Early Learning Center" of Sacred Heart School. The Sacred Heart Campus closed in June 2013. With the opening of the 2013-2014 school year, St. Peter School will serve children in grades Pre-K through Grade 8.

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