School Details

Sts. Peter And Paul Elementary School

660 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 421-5219

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 225 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Sts. Peter And Paul Elementary School is a private middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Sts. Peter And Paul Elementary School is Dr. Lisa Harris and can be contacted at 225 students attend Sts. Peter And Paul Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Sts. Peter And Paul Elementary School is 19:1. Francisco Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian 39% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Multiracial 17% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I give Saints Peter and Paul School a 10 out of a 10. It is such a great school for all kids.

  • (6 months ago)

    This place is a hidden treasure. This school was highly recommended to us for daughter who was suffering from withdrawing and shyness. After our daughter attended this school her shyness quickly went away and she was thriving in everything.

  • (1 year ago)

    The standard of education here has the bar set very high so you will be reassured that your child is in the best learning environment. The community aspect is great too for parents and students.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am really going to miss this school when all of my kids graduate! Everything is just great. The school has a really great program and structure to it in place.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very satisfied with Saints Peter and Paul School. They have a great academic curriculum. Overall a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are three different levels of tuition that you can choose from. You can choose the level at which you want your child to participate in the school. The more you participate the less you pay. You get a good value for your money because the school offers a lot. They even have a licensed counselor that monitors the children's interactions during recess and also have a experienced learning specialist on site.

  • (2 years ago)

    The staff is really easy to communicate with. When I call I give a call I get a call back or get an email pretty quick. I even feel that their discipline policies are positive appropriate and fair.

  • (2 years ago)

    What like most about this school and why I chose it to have my children attend here is that all of the families are really nice and down to earth yet hardworking. They are very happy there. I can't think of anything that they can specifically improve on. I even feel that the school stays up to date on modern technologies and educational tools.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our two boys attended Saints Peter and Paul School. They both started with Laura Vicuna Pre-K and then continued on with kindergarten through 8th grades. We couldn t imagine sending them to any other school. SSPP is academically challenging and also nurturing. The English Math and Science classes for the 6th 7th and 8th grades are divided into two sections ensuring more individualized instruction. These classes tend to have 12 to 15 students. The school has dedicated and approachable faculty and staff which includes Salesian Sisters in teaching or supportive roles and a reading resource teacher. SSPP Principal Dr. Lisa Harris is all you would want in a principal competent experienced responsive and accessible. She cares deeply for the students and the school. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to choose from- some in conjunction with the Salesian Boys and Girls Club- including theater academic decathlon dance newspaper yearbook student government community service activities and chess club. Parents have many opportunities to get involved with volunteering fundraising and social events. Rosalba and Chris Petrini March 20 2012

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter has been attending Saints. Peter & Paul Salesian School for the past 4 years (she just completed 3rd grade in the Spring of 2011) and we couldn't be happier. Thus far all of her teachers have been outstanding - Sister Jean in particular - and she is thriving in the small classroom environment (she has 23 students in her class). There's a real sense of community at the school and the extra-curricular activities (including Mandarin lauguage classes dance theater and all of the sports offered by the adjacent Salesian Boys and Girls club) have provided my daughter with lots of activities to excel in. In sum this school is a true hidden gem in a beautiful San Francisco neighborhood (in North Beach across the street from Washington Square park). I highly recommend it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my sons attend school at Sts. Peter and Paul's and I thank my lucky stars everyday that we found this school! Sts. Peter and Paul's is the epitome of a community! Just visit their annual Columbus Day Bazaar and you'll see what I mean. I just learned at the most recent PTO meeting (Nov 2010) how well the children performed on the Iowa Tests they took in September. Truly the scores are a testimony to the amazing and talented teachers that I confidently entrust my children to each day. Consider yourself lucky if your child attend Sts. Peter and Paul's School in North Beach. P.S. It also doesn t hurt that the setting of the school looks like a postcard!

  • (4 years ago)

    If you have lots money to throw away this is a perfect school to quickly swallow your $. I have 2 kids one is going to corner stone and the other I just withdraw him out from Saint Peter and Pauls after a week of wasting my money. My husband and I are both Lawyer and Physician we both dis agreed with the way this school educate my boy. Now both of them attending corner stone. I meant to give half star but I have no choice of doing so.

  • (4 years ago)

    To those searching for your child's future school there are several reasons to choose SSPP. This school from the principal to the teachers to the current families and alumni who come back every year this school is close. Each morning we gather as a group in the gym and that sets the tone for the kids for the rest of the day. They're not just dropped off curbside - their parents are there interacting with their teachers their friends and they feel it. Second the teachers. Lay teachers don't make the most money but it's obvious to us all that these teachers have a labor of love. They care about our kids academically and emotionally. We have a small student/staff ratio and it shows. Lastly the kids are in a class by themselves. Visit the campus sometime and see firsthand how nurtured they are and how they care for each other.

  • (5 years ago)

    We love SSPP for the amazing and committed faculty and staff. the small student to to teacher ratio and the enthusisastic parent involvement. SSPP really is a community!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Small classes involved parents active and committed teachers! Great high school acceptances shows success!

  • (5 years ago)

    I really enjoyed myself at Sts.Peter & Paul. Mr.Riley was an amazing math and english teacher. I went to Sts.Peter and Paul for 10 years. And now in high school missing those SSPP days.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is pretty special. My kids really had some wonderful teachers and Dr. Harris is always available to talk to when the case arises (and it sometimes does). It's small enough where the kids know and take care of one another and the community of parents really helps to make this school a pretty special place in the middle of North Beach.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have been so happy with this school. Great teachers and parent involvement. Many opportunities for children to learn and care about each other and their community.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very impressed with Dr. Lisa Harris the school's Principal. We believe she has a vision for Sts. Peter & Paul and deeply cares about the education and well being of each student.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is terrible. I took my kids out of the 6th grade immediatly.

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