Is St. Peter Lutheran accredited?
Yes, we are accredited through NLSA and MANS.
What are your school hours?
Our school day runs from 8:10 am to 3:00 pm.
Do you have Chapel each week?
Yes, both faculty and students (grades 1-8) assemble in the church each Wednesday morning at the beginning of the school day (8:10 AM) to praise God and to grow in faith towards Him and love towards one another. An offering is taken from all in attendance to extend Christ’s kingdom on earth through various mission agencies across the globe. A different mission group is chosen by the faculty to receive the chapel offerings for each month or two.
What is your average class size?
We average about 22 students per class with 2 classes per grade (1-8).
Do you offer half or full day Kindergarten?
We offer BOTH a half day program (with a progressive option) and a full day program.
Do you have a preschool program?
Yes we offer Shining Stars (parent attends), 3-year old, 4-year old and Young 5’s preschool program.
Do you have an Extended Care Program?
Yes. Extended Care is available from 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm in Room 6. Cost is $4/hour 1st child and $3/hour 2nd child.
Do you have a Lutheran Special Education Ministries program?
Yes, Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) provides a full time and a part-time teacher to work with children who have special needs. The teachers from LSEM will be at St. Peter from 7:45-3:30. If you have any questions concerning your child or the program, appointment times can be set up before or after school through the school office. Individuals who wish to use the special education services will be assessed a testing fee – if such testing is done by LSEM.
Do you have a hot lunch program?
Every day of the week (M-F) we offer a hot lunch option with a healthy side and a dessert.
Do you have a security system?
Yes, we have a secure safe environment for our students and staff. All doors are locked during the school days. All visitors must be buzzed in and check in at the school office.
Do you offer a sports program?
Yes, we have cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track. We also have a church baseball program (Mel Ott) and Intramural basketball program (Hoop It Up).
Do you offer Spanish?
Yes, we offer Spanish to our 5th – 8th graders.
Do you have a computer lab?
Yes, we have a computer lab and the students as early as Kindergarten come down to receive computer instruction.
How often to the students have Physical Education?
All students in grades 1-8 have PE twice a week and Kindergartners have it once per week.
What is your music program like?
All students in grades 1-6 are in the choir. Junior Choir is optional in grades 7-8. Recorder instruction is in 3-4 grade. Beginner Band is offered in 5th grade. Advanced Band is for 6-8 grade students. Handbells/Chimes are offered for grades 5-8.
What is the Patriot Walk?
Every year around September 11th we show our patriotism and appreciation for those that protect our freedom, both home and abroad by hosting a Patriot Walk. Our entire student body and staff, along with our friends at Lutheran High School North, will walk to school from LHN, through the Huntington Woods Subdivision, through our fields, and finally to our school. (Approx. 1 mile) Seeing all of the children waving their flags showing their appreciation is truly a blessing. We always ask the students, faculty, family and friends to participate in the walk. In addition to walking, each child is given a pledge form at registration or is available in the school office. Seeing all of the children waving their flags showing their appreciation is truly a blessing.
What is the Fun Fair & Spaghetti Supper?
Every year in September we host a Family Fun Fair in addition to a Spaghetti Supper. It’s typically held right after school on a Friday from 3pm – 7pm. The event is open to the community and it is one of our largest fundraisers for the school. Admittance to the fair is free but tickets are sold at a minimal fee in order for the children to participate in the games and concessions. Families can also purchase tickets to attend the spaghetti supper which is also held the same evening. We rely heavily on volunteers for their event to be a success.
Do you ever have dress down days during the week?
Yes, the first and third Friday of every month the students are allowed to wear a Christian or St. Peter shirt along with jeans.
Are the students allowed to wear shorts or capris?
Yes they are allowed to wear dress code approved shorts and capris during the months of September, October, May and June.
What is AR (Accelerated Reader)?
AR is a web-based reading comprehensive program. Second through eighth graders have the chance to test their knowledge of the books they are already enjoying and earn some prizes in the process. All tests need to be taken on the school premises.
What is Christkindlmarkt?
Christkindlmarkt is typically held in the beginning of December and it is St. Peter’s version of a Children’s Christmas Bazaar or Santa Shop. All classes have a designated time period where they are scheduled to shop and also have an opportunity to wrap all the gifts that were purchased. We rely heavily on volunteers for their event to be a success.
What is National Lutherans Schools Week?
National Lutheran Schools Week, typically is celebrated the last week in January, provides our network of nearly 2,300 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools. We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.
We celebrate this week at St. Peter by organizing special events and having dress up days (ie: crazy hair, mismatch, favorite team, duct tape, comfy cozy, etc).
What is Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart?
Every year during the month of January we partner with the American Heart Association and host this fundraising effort. Students have the opportunity to collect pledges, earn prizes and at the end of the week grades Kdg – 4th grade will jump rope to raise awareness for heart health and 5th – 8th graders will shoot hoops.