• 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. Alyssa Pfender pfender@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 2 Mrs. Monica DiBease dibease@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 3 Mrs. Mary Notos notos@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 3 Mrs. Kimberley Ivins ivins@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 4 Mrs. Tracy Roseboro roseboro@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 4 Mrs. Tracy Hall hall@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 5 Ms. Mary Campanell campanell@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 6 Mrs. Wendy Tell tell@stpeterschool.org
    Grade 7 Mrs. Shereal Valisno valisno@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. John Rotondi rotondi@stpeterschool.org
    Latin (Grades 1-4) Religion (Grades 5-7) Miss Katherine Manfredonia manfredonia@stpeterschool.org
    Librarian Mrs. Josephine Popelak popelak@stpeterschool.org
    Language Arts (7-8) Mrs. Lisa DeFulvio defulvio@stpeterschool.org
    Music Mrs. Sarah Pearson pearson@stpeterschool.org
    Physical Education Ms. Crystal Atkinson atkinson@stpeterschool.org
    School Nurse Mrs. Angela George george@stpeterschool.org

    Important Dates

    • TBD to TBD
    • Pastor’s Hall
    Candy Bingo

    Get on your PJs and join us for a fun filled night of corny jokes and sweet times.

    • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Pinsetter's: 7111 Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ 08109
    Bowling Night

    There is not a moment to spare! The lanes are VIP reserved for our 6th to 8th graders.

    June Calendar

    • June 3 – Barnes and Noble Night – 5-8 pm
    • June 6 – Pre-K End of Year Celebration
    • June 7 – Faculty Meeting – 11:30 Dismissal
      • 8th Grade Dance – 7:00 pm
    • June 9 – 8th Grade Graduation Mass & Breakfast – 9:00am
      • 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony – 3:00 pm
    • June 11 – Spelling Bee – Grades 1-7
    • June 12 – Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
    • June 13 – Last Day of School – 10:30 Dismissal – No aftercare