School Details

Ss Peter & Paul School

416 North 1st Street, Cary, IL 60013
(847) 639-3041

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 553 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Ss Peter & Paul School is a private middle school in Cary. The principal of Ss Peter & Paul School is Sr. Katrina Lamkin. 553 children attend Ss Peter & Paul School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Ss Peter & Paul School is 21:1. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Sending my children to SSPP is the best decision I have made. They have wonderful caring teachers challenging academic standards and great parent involvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter graduated last year. The principle and teachers make this school a caring loving family. On eight grade night the students do not want to leave each other or the teachers. It is like home. She is so well prepared for high school and doing an excellent job due to the environment of learning and love she received.

  • (1 year ago)

    SSPP provides an outstanding academic environment. Our daughter has attended school at SSPP from kindergarten through eighth grade and we are blessed and impressed more every year. The structure and integrity that Sr. Katrina offers as principal is unparalleled. The fair ability to pay program also ensures that families of all means who desire a Catholic education can get one. Sports and the Arts are supported to ensure a well-rounded education. The best part is that our children truly love this special place. We highly recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Sending our children to SSPP has been one of the best parenting decisions we've made. The kids are taught at an accelerated rate which motivates my children to read more and challenge themselves with personal goals. My kids have always read above grade level. The teachers teach compassion and excitement the principal leads with Godly love and integrity and the fellow parents are incredibly supportive. Love it here!

  • (1 year ago)

    Saints Peter and Paul School provides a fantastic learning environment for my two boys. Their teachers are very sensitive to their individual needs and truly want them to excel academically socially and in their Christian values. My son has ADHD and friends have told me to switch schools because he needs an IEP. Not only have the teachers at SSPP been willing and able to develop an IEP for him I feel they go above and beyond. They make sure he's performing at the highest academic level and also give him the praise he needs to keep his self confidence at the highest level as well. My husband and I couldn't be happier with this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    SSPP is a great school that really drives home a sense of community and family. There is a large workload as the grades progress but the academic performance of the students can not be questioned. The state test results each year show what a high level of performance the school is able to output. There is also a very high level of perfomance in high school from the students that attended SSPP.

  • (1 year ago)

    SSPP is a great school that uses fair ability model that allows parents to establish how much they can afford. This allows all kids to go there. Your financial standing does not matter. The teachers are fantastic and the environment is warm and caring. Education is fantastic. Just ask local area high school teachers what they think about SSPP kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    I feel very fortunate to have both of my children attend Saint Peter & Paul. The school offers a great education and spiritual growth. The school also promotes integrity respect to others kindness the importance of helping others and giving back to the community. As a parent these are all qualities we want our children to have as they grow into young adults. The Fair Ability to Pay tuition program at SSPP makes the education at this school available to all families with all incomes. The teachers are awesome and the education your children will receive is truly priceless!

  • (1 year ago)

    Best decision we made for our children!! They are happy excelling in school academics/ state test scores and growing up to be fine children of character.

  • (1 year ago)

    Please do not enroll your children at St. Peter & Paul. This school is a throw-back to the Catholic Schools of years past not a loving nurturing environment. Read the school handbook carefully. When they say your child will be removed from class if they are wearing the wrong shoes they mean it. Student enrollment at SSPP decreased by 30 students over the summer of 2013. Sister has stated 30 students moved away. Some moved but not 30. Due to decreased enrollment Sister has a Hardship Pledge Drive in which she needs to make up a $25 000 deficit. Do you really want your kids attending a school that has a deficit 1 month into the school year and the principal is threatening to cut programs and staff? There are better private schools in Cary Wauconda Algonquin and Crystal Lake. They have smaller class sizes than SSPP (average 30 students per class ) and offer better academic programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both my girls attend this school and they absolutely Love everything this school has to offer. They love their Teachers Principal and After School care providers!!!! In fact they can't say enough good things about them when we ask them about their day. The relationships they have built over the years with other students since Kindergarten are priceless. The school's curriculum is top notch and the safety measure the school takes to keep all kids safe is outstanding. Overall the school has way exceeded our expectations across the board. Every so often we meet SSPP graduates who have told us their high school and college experiences and have attributed their success to study habits learned at SSPP. The best part we feel is that the staff is 100% committed to educating the whole child.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to this school and I think this is a great place for your children to go to. Your child could get great education and nice clean teachers. Your child will get outstanding grades to show you.

  • (6 years ago)

    this is an amazing school and all teachers and staff are kind thrifty and understanding

  • (6 years ago)

    Not for one moment have we regretted our decision to send our children to SS Peter & Paul. The environment is rich the staff well trained and the education is second to none. We feel that our children will benefit greatly from the Christian values which are integral to the curriculum.

  • (7 years ago)

    Sts. Peter and Paul is an excellent school on many levels. The faculty and staff provide our children with a strong basis with which to live productive and morally rich adult lives. The education our children receive surpasses those of the very good public shool district we live in. However the Catholic teachings of respect kindness and integrity are priceless in the success of your child's future. There is an excellent school curriculum a great sports program and a rich extracurricular program. My 5th grade student loves the school and the staff and the friendships made. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested in providing their child with the best possible basis for a good life.

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