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SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School founded in 1908, is a co-educational PreK-8 Elementary School, in the Springfield Illinois Diocese. We are located in the heart of Alton’s Historic Christian Hill neighborhood.                                 

Mission Statement

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School is committed to promoting a Catholic education which combines academic excellence with a concern for the spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural, and physical growth of the student.


At SS. Peter and Paul School we emphasize Christian values through Catholic teaching. All faiths are welcome. Our students start their morning with a daily prayer. They participate in weekly mass and Holy Days of Obligation. The children are instructed in Sacramental preparation, as well as opportunity to assume liturgical and serving roles.


 We have a tuition program which offers a discount for 2 or more students enrolled at a time, as well as SSPP parishioner verses non-parishioners rates. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. Assistance is available to all families through the Illinois tuition tax credit.

Academic Excellence

Core Subjects

  • Religion                                                                                
  • Saxon Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts (Creative and Expository)
  • Science
  • English

Encore Subjects

  • Computer lab: 27 New Dell network computers with Internet access in classrooms
  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • Physical Education

SS. Peter and Paul Offers:

  • Student teacher ratio 9:1
  • Standard achievement test scores above the national average
  • Degreed and certified staff members
  • Recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Stewardship through parental involvement ( Parish-School Association, PSA)
  • Communication between school and parents through Fast Direct
  • Pre-K, 3yrs and 4yrs
  • Full-day Kindergarten
  • Self-contained(K-4) and departmentalized (5-8) classrooms
  • Smart Board Technology
  • 20 wireless net books
  • Air-conditioned classrooms and cafeteria
  • Before  school care (6:45am ) and After school care (2:30pm – 6pm on full days and 12:30pm-6pm on half days)
  • Nutritional hot lunch program
  • Educational field trips
  • School Security System
  • No tolerance policy for bullying

Enrichment Programs

  • Kindergarten Buddy Mentoring
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Madison County Young Authors
  • Science Fair
  • Math Counts Club             
  • Spanish
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Student Council
  • TerraCycle (Recycle) Program
  • Halloween Parade Float entry

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Altar Servers (Grades 4-8)
  • Cantors/Lectors
  • Safety Patrols  (Grades 5-7)
  • Athletics (Grades 4-8) Girls : volleyball, basketball and bowling  
                                    Boys: baseball, basketball and bowling
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Chicago Experience (Grade 8)


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