• 856-665-5879
  • info@stpeterschool.org
  • 51 West Maple Ave. Merchantville, NJ
  • Our Faculty and Staff

    "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." (Matt. 23:8-12)

    St. Peter School is comprised of approximately 23 full and part-time instructors, 7 aides, 3 part time nurses, and a part-time qualified school counselor. Among our 17 full-time instructors, all have either full or provisional state teaching certifications in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Additionally, 25% of our full-time instructors have Master’s degrees in education related disciplines.

    When considering only full-time instructors, our teacher-student ratio for the whole school is 1:19.6. We focus on keeping ratio’s even smaller for grades Pre-K-3, while utilizing several part-time teachers to subdivide larger classes in grades 4-8 for more optimal instruction. For instance, the average student-teacher ratio for grades PreK-3 is 1:17.6, and the average class size for English Language Arts instruction (Reading/Writing) in grades 6-8 is approximately 15 students per class. A typical science lab, which would occur at last once per week in grades 6-8, has approximately 15 students in it. Classes in grades 5-8 are further subdivided through accelerated math, science, and honors literature classes.

    Even though our resources are limited we are committed to ensuring reasonable class sizes to maximize the quality of instruction in core disciplines.

    Faculty and Staff

    Position Name Email Address
    Principal Mr. Joseph Saffioti principal@stpeterschool.org
    Assistant Principal Mrs. Kathy O’Callaghan ocallaghan@stpeterschool.org
    School Secretary Mrs. Linda Kelley info@stpeterschool.org
    Tuition Secretary Mrs. Cindy Bilinsky sps@stpeterschool.org
    PreK Mrs. Cathy Viola viola@stpeterschool.org
    PreK Mrs. Jo Ann Bianco jbianco@stpeterschool.org
    Kindergarten Mrs. Linda Lammers lammers@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 1 Mrs. Marie Enny enny@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 2 Mrs. Monica DiBease dibease@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 2 Ms. Alyssa Tumolo tumolo@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 3 Mrs. Dana Duvall duvall@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 3 Mrs. Mary Notos notos@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 4 Miss Nancy Semon semon@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 5 Ms. Mary Campanell campanell@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 6 Mrs. Wendy Tell tell@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 7 Mrs. Lisa DeFulvio defulvio@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 8 Mrs. Kathleen Newman newman@stpeterschool.org
    Aide/Aftercare Mr. Christian Panus panus@stpeterschool.org
    Art Mr. Kenneth Hamburger hamburger@stpeterschool.org
    S.T.E.M./Technology Mrs. Jennifer Marisi marisi@stpeterschool.org
    Latin Mr. Kyle Schrader schrader@stpeterschool.org
    Latin (Grades 1-4) Religion (Grades 5-7) Miss Katherine Manfredonia manfredonia@stpeterschool.org
    Librarian Mrs. Josephine Popelak popelak@stpeterschool.org
    Mathematics Mrs. Shereal Valisno valisno@stpeterschool.org
    Music Mrs. Shana Grassi grassi@stpeterschool.org
    Physical Education Ms. Crystal Atkinson atkinson@stpeterschool.org
    School Nurse Mrs. Angela George george@stpeterschool.org

    Important Dates

    • 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Chipotle 818 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
    Chipotle Fundraiser

    Come in to the Chipotle at 818 Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill on April 10th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

    • Varies
    • St. Peter School & Online
    Spring Book Fair

    Please make plans to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

    June Calendar

    • June 1, 11:30 Dismissal
    • June 4, Barnes and Noble Night
    • June 8, 8th Grade Mass
    • June 8, Pre-K Graduation
    • June 10, 8th Grade Graduation
    • June 11, Kindergarten Graduation
    • June 15, 10:30 Dismissal
    • June 20, 11:30 Dismissal – Last day of school