Saint Peter Catholic School has been teaching students in the Catholic tradition for more than 70 years. Religion is a core subject in our curriculum and is taught daily to all students. Saint Peter Catholic School welcomes students of other religious faiths, but all students are expected to pass the religion curriculum as mandated by the Diocese of Raleigh curriculum and standards.
The focus on faith extends well beyond the classroom at Saint Peter Catholic School. Each morning begins with daily Gospel reading and intentions, the student body celebrates Mass at least once a week, and the parish pastor and parochial vicar interact with the students and serve as role models. Students are also encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities to better the world around them. For instance, the school collected more than 8,000 cans during the canned food drive as part of Catholic Schools Week in January. Eighth grade students recently volunteered at the local homeless shelter. Kindergarten students sing Christmas carols to residents of a local senior living center.
The Prayer Partner Program has a long and successful history at Saint Peter Catholic School. Younger students are paired with older students whom they build a relationship with through the school year. Prayer partners sit together at Mass, giving the older students the opportunity to serve as a role model for behavior to younger students.