The St. Peter School Annual Fund provides critical support for programs that allow us to carry on our mission to teach, nurture and model Gospel values in the Catholic tradition while promoting academic excellence and respecting personal development. Generous support of the Annual Fund allows our students to continue to experience the benefits of a modern education within an atmosphere of Catholic values. The Annual Fund supports the strong legacy and tradition of St. Peter School, which has been in operation since 1927.
The True Cost of Catholic Education
Did you know that the current tuition, even though it can be challenging for larger and middle income families, does not cover the full operating expenses of our budget? Catholic schools have always sought to maximize our resources on the proverbial “shoestring budget” and have proven to be remarkably resourceful! Even still, we continue to experience a shortfall between the tuition revenue received and our net operating expenses. Fortunately, this annual shortfall is overcome by the generous subsidy provided by the Diocese of Camden, contributions from our local parish (St. Peter), the fundraising initiatives of the PTA, and your generous support of our Annual Fund.
What will my contribution go towards?
All contributions made to St. Peter School’s Annual Fund go directly to St. Peter School and are used only for St. Peter School. Here are the five general ways that we will use your contributions:
- Building maintenance and improvements
- Catholic resources
- Tuition Assistance
- Security Upgrades
Most importantly, please consider that contributions to the Annual Fund stay 100% with St. Peter School. These contributions are not “redistributed” by the Diocese of Camden nor by the parish. Further, we are not required to offer a certain percentage of our Annual Fund to the local parish or the Diocese. Your contribution strictly supports St. Peter School.
Please do consider donating today!