At St. Peter’s Boys High School, we seek to nurture a mature man who achieves his fullest academic potential, reflects Christian values in his daily life throughout the community and recognizes civic responsibilities as a member of the larger world community.
Through academic, religious and co-curricular programs, the school fosters a connection between the diverse student body and the community that promotes a lifelong intellectual curiosity, compassionate service to others and continued spiritual growth.
St. Peter’s is operated by the Christian Brothers of St. John Baptist de La Salle, a worldwide religious order of 6,000 men with a 300-year history of Catholic teaching experience.
We are one of approximately 50 secondary schools in the Lasallian Network nationwide and one of 17 schools in the New York and New Jersey area. With a rich history and tradition of distinction, St. Peter’s is committed to faith through service, excellence, and cultivating a community of mindful teachers and learners within an inclusive community.
St. Peter’s is a nonprofit New York State Regents high school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination of acceptance on the basis of ethnic or religious background. All students, however, are expected to participate in the full religious curriculum program.
St. Peter’s Boys High School exists to provide young men the opportunity to understand their value as God’s children. As a Catholic institution, our school is governed by the Catholic principles of life.
Meeting the goals of American secondary education calls for the development of skills required in an increasingly complex and demanding society. St. Peter’s philosophy as a LaSallian institution is designed to provide these essential skills while incorporating solid Catholic beliefs and sensibilities. Each student is respected for the abilities he possesses and is instructed with the plan of developing these abilities to their fullest potential.
Following the traditions of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, we believe that religious, intellectual and civic training hold the foremost place in our schools; that an atmosphere be present where the student is reminded of values to which he should be dedicated; that our schools, while placing an emphasis on the religious education of the person, be distinguished by a higher degree of excellence in the total development of the student; that our teachers be marked by a high level of academic excellence and personal integrity; that discipline, order, respect for authority and good citizenship are the objectives essential in the development of a mature Christian man.
“Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with thy whole soul, with all the strength and with all thy mind, as thy neighbor, as thyself” (Luke 10:27).
Value Infusion at St. Peter’s