Since 1852, St. Peter’s Catholic School has been dedicated to academic excellence and forming foundations of faith in a family environment. Our year-round early childhood program serves children age 2-4, and our elementary school educates students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
We instill our students with the values, morals and lessons of the Gospel in our classrooms.
Our students attend Catholic Mass each Monday and receive Holy Communion if they're able.
St. Peter's is home to students of many faiths and backgrounds – all benefit from the lessons and values of the Gospel.
Our partnership with the University of South Carolina, Columbia allows our students to learn fine arts in the company of the state's finest teachers.
"He who sings, prays twice." Our student choir has performed for the City of Columbia, Vista Lights and more.
Students learn self expression through the medium of dance via our partnership with Creative Movement & Dance.
Our students explore the many landmarks of historic downtown Columbia, and head cross-country to learn in our nation's capital and beyond.
Tour historic buildings and learn about the rich legacy of Columbia.
The grounds of Columbia's statehouse host historic monuments, the state capitol and provide green space in the center of downtown.
Richland Public Library received the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal in 2017 and offers a robust collection of books, digital media and more.
The CMA features traveling collections from renown artists as well as a prolific permanent collection.
This 18-acre public park features bike trails, picnic spots, water features and more.
Located at 1035 Hampton St., just off of Columbia's beautiful Main Street, our students benefit from a variety of nearby educational locales.
Having the faith-based ministry is paramount.
That bit of reassurance went a long way in a tough time.
My husband and I chose SPCS for our daughter starting in 4K last year. Two weeks had not passed since school started, when our daughter requested to lead the prayer prior to dinner. Needless to say, my heart was filled with joy and my eyes with happy tears. She absolutely loved her friends, and adored her teachers.
The environment is very secure, and teachers have a vested interest in your child's education. Teachers are very willing to work with parents individually to help your child succeed. My child... has thrived under the direction of the teachers since starting school here.
St. Peter's is an exceptional school that provides a safe, academically challenging environment where children can grow academically and spiritually. St. Peter's has been a blessing to our son and our family!
As a lifelong Catholic, it was important to me that my son receive a Catholic education. We came to St. Peter's late, having spent six years at another Catholic school in the area. These past two years have been without a doubt the best educational experience our child has had. He has flourished in this environment and felt valued for the unique gifts he has to bring to the school.
We love St. Peter's! Our daughter started first grade this year and her academic improvement is remarkable. She has learned so much. This small school family atmosphere is great for her. We highly recommend St. Peter's.
St. Peter's Catholic School provides a wonderful and safe learning environment for my child. The faculty are truly caring, compassionate, and highly skilled educators whose curriculums are tailored to challenge and engage their students. We have had a wholly positive experience with SP and highly recommend it to anyone looking for the same.
Not growing up in Columbia, and having no family in town made picking a school for our daughters a challenging undertaking. However, St. Peter’s has been a truly amazing place where we have seen our girls flourish! St Peter’s is our extended family in town where we know our daughters are loved for who they are. The academics have proven to be outstanding, but knowing they have a place that feels so safe is something money can’t buy!
St. Peter’s has given our children a very loving environment to learn and grow. They have been very happy here!
St. Peter's Catholic School’s fabulous faculty and staff are making their mission “to prepare students for lives of faith, virtue and excellence” a reality every day. We feel blessed to have a school of this caliber in our community
Since our founding in 1852, we've served Columbia by providing a quality education founded in the teachings of the Gospel.