The need is great. the kids are deserving. and you can make all the difference.
All it takes is one visit to St. Peter’s to see what a mighty effect this small school has on young lives. Once you meet our kids, you’ll understand why everyone says the same thing: They are just so good. We believe that’s because we care deeply about each and every one of our students and give them the most solid academic, faith and service foundation possible. And their success—in high school, in college, and beyond—is our highest reward.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL
Though we do everything we can to keep our tuition low, the burden for our families is substantial.
Our total cost for educating each child at St. Peter’s is approximately $6,000, but because we are committed to making our school accessible to all students who want to come here, tuition is only $4,000 per child, the lowest in the Archdiocese. This means we have a significant deficit each year, and we rely on generous donors to bridge the gap.
And even after receiving generous financial aid, most of our families cannot afford to pay the reduced tuition in full; 65% of our families live below the federal poverty line and many, many more are living just above. In fact, some of our parents stop by the office every few weeks to pay their children’s tuition in cash—$50 or $100 at a time—whenever they have the extra money.
That’s why the generosity of individuals and foundations is so important. Your tax-deductible gift, no matter the size, will help us make up the difference in our expenses versus our tuition—and will make a huge difference in the lives of our students and their families.
WAYS TO GIVE
Cash or check
A cash donation is the simplest way to make a difference in our students’ lives, and you can make your donation online via PayPal:
Support a Student
Your donation can change a child’s life. Here’s how:
$6,000 sponsors a child’s education for a full school year
$3,000 sponsors a child’s education for a semester
$600 sponsors a child’s education for a month
$175 sponsors a child’s education for a week
$35 sponsors a child’s education for a day
St. Peter's Memorial Fund
Your contribution to this fund acts as a lasting tribute to
those you cherish and benefits all of our students. Your
loved ones will be remembered in the daily prayers of the
students of St. Peter’s and the Sisters of Mercy and will
receive a beautiful card acknowledging the gift. A Mass is offered for your loved ones each November.
Other Ways to Give
We welcome gifts made through different planned giving
arrangements, and including St. Peter School in your will
helps to ensure that we continue to shape the futures of
our students and their families.
Stocks and securities
Did you know you can get a significant tax break when you donate appreciated stock or bonds to St. Peter’s? These donations make a significant positive impact on our school’s future while also being of great benefit to you now.
Some companies allow you to donate to an organization by deducting a specified amount from your paycheck, and often your employer will match your gift. Ask your human resources office if your company has a workplace giving program.
Strengthen our alumni network
Work with the Development office to strengthen our alumni network and expand the alumni base of support.
Every friend of St. Peter's has his or her own unique talents, and we welcome them all. Click the button to explore ways you can get involved in St. Peter's. Want to help out in another way? Please let us know. We will be delighted to work with you!