The Catholic Community of St. Peter’s is a vibrant community that dates back to 1844. For over 170 years, our church and school has been ministering to the needs of our community. Moreover, while facilities and faces have changed over the years, one thing remains the same – our commitment to Christ, to one another, and to the betterment of our community. Our parish today is an active community comprised of over 1,600 households and 500 students in our school. Led by dedicated priests, deacons, a professional staff of laity and numerous volunteers, there are ample opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the spiritual, educational, social and service ministries of St. Peter’s.
St. Peter’s School, founded in 1868, strives to promote a Christian atmosphere in all phases of its programs and is comprised of St. Peter’s Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten, St. Peter’s Elementary School, and St. Peter’s Junior and Senior High School. This school provides educational programs in a Catholic, Christian environment for students of Mansfield and surrounding communities.
In June of 1997 and June of 1998, respectively, St. Peter’s Elementary/Junior High School and St. Peter’s High School were selected as Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education. In 2013, St. Peter’s School opened St. Damiano Hall, which provides services for students with diverse learning needs.
In 2015, St. Peter’s School accreditation was renewed by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accreditation Association and remains in conformity with the regulations of the Ohio Department of Education. While proud of these achievements by our school, the mission remains constant: to provide an environment of academic excellence, spiritual challenges, and nurture the love of learning, self, and others.
Despite our strong heritage of activity and accomplishment, some significant challenges remain.