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  • 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 22 full and part-time instructors, 5 aides, 3 part time nurses, and a part-time qualified school counselor. Among our 15 full-time instructors, all have either full or provisional state teaching certifications in either New Jersey. Additionally, 30% of our full-time instructors have Master’s degrees in education related disciplines.

    Using only full time instructors, our teacher-student ratio for grades K-8 is 1:17. We focus on keeping ratio’s even smaller through the innovative use of part time instructors and aides, utilizing several part-time teachers to subdivide larger classes in grades 4-8 for more optimal instruction. For instance, the average class size for English Language Arts instruction (Reading/Writing) in grades 6-8 is approximately 12-15 students per class. A typical science lab, which would occur at least 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
    Principal, Latin (grade 5), Great Books Coordinator (6-8) Mr. Joseph Saffioti
    Assistant Principal, Religion (Grade 5) Mrs. Kathy O’Callaghan
    School Secretary Mrs. Linda Kelley
    PreK 4 Mrs. Cathy Viola
    PreK 3 Mrs. Jo Ann Bianco
    Kindergarten Mrs. Linda Lammers
    Grade 1 Mrs. Tracy Roseboro
    Grade 2 Mrs. Monica DiBease
    Grade 3 Mrs. Mary Notos
    Grade 4 Mrs. Tracy Hall
    Grade 5 Ms. Mary Campanell
    Grade 6 Mrs. Wendy Tell
    Grade 7 Mrs. Shereal Valisno
    Grade 8 Mrs. Kathleen Newman
    Art Mrs. Anne Allende
    S.T.E.M./Technology Mrs. Jennifer Marisi
    Latin Mr. John Rotondi
    Latin (Grades 2-4) Religion (Grade 6) Social Studies (Grade 6) Miss Katherine Manfredonia
    Language Arts (7-8) Social Studies (7-8) Mr. Jeffrey Elbertson
    Music Mrs. Sarah Pearson
    Physical Education Ms. Crystal Atkinson
    Lead School Nurse Mrs. Angela George

    Important Dates

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    September Calendar


    Tuesday, September 8
    First Day for Grades 1-8 – 11:30 Dismissal
    Kindergarten Orientation
    Pre-K 3 Orientation
    Wednesday, September 9
    Full Day for Grades K – 8
    Pre-K 4 Orientation
    First Day of AfterCare and BeforeCare
    Thursday, September 10
    First Day of Pre-K – 11:20 Dismissal (Pre-K ONLY)
    Friday, September 11
    11:30 Dismissal – Faculty Meeting
    Wednesday, September 16
    Back to School Night – Grades K-4 (via Zoom)
    Thursday, September 17
    Back to School Night – Grades 5-8 (via Zoom)
    Band Demo
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