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Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School will provide an excellent Catholic education,
built upon the formation of Catholic values, and will inspire active learning to ensure student success.
Sts. Peter & Paul strives to create lifelong learners. To makes this a reality we focus on
- Empowering teachers and students
- Creating innovative and academically challenging curriculum
- Administering outstanding religious and character education
- Providing extraordinary extracurricular opportunities
- Developing a real-world technology classroom and lab
Sts. Peter & Paul operates under the vision that the school is committed to strong Catholic formation of students. We are here to prepare them for leadership in our diverse world by educating all dimensions of the whole person—spiritual, emotional, social, moral, physical and intellectual.
Fr. Menzel founded Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at its current location in 1849, and the school was established in 1871 by the Sisters of Divine Providence. It has been in continuous operation ever since!
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School, guided by a strong mission and vision of student formation, has been and is now providing outstanding Catholic-based education for New Braunfels and its surrounding communities. Many of our current community leaders are Sts. Peter & Paul alumni, and many of our future community leaders are currently attending classes at Sts. Peter & Paul.The Texas Education Agency recognizes the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission as the official accrediting agency for Catholic schools in Texas. The Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission last visited Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in October 2004 and recognizes Sts. Peter & Paul as an Accredited School. Sts. Peter & Paul School promotes reinforcement of elevated educational benchmarks by setting high standards for quality for homework, task completion, and mastery of skills, which can all be determined by applying frequent assessments of student learning and instructional and program effectiveness. Coupled with those assessments is open and effective parent-teacher collaboration, all of which ensures student success. High achievement scores attest to our students' strong intellectual growth. Self-discipline, daily teaching of religion, sacramental preparation, and integration of Christ’s teachings and values are all interwoven into all aspects of the curriculum. Students attend Mass every Friday, with a liturgy designed specifically for them. Teachers also guide the students in planning and presenting the liturgy, where students serve in such roles as lector, commentator, and more as they learn the role of laity in our world. In addition to weekly Mass, students also attend Mass, as a body, on Holy Days of Obligation. Each day begins and ends with prayer, which binds the students to the Word every day. The degreed, professional staff of Sts. Peter & Paul is highly motivated and cares deeply about each student. They ensure that students have a well-organized, positive, safe learning environment. Their efforts are supported by a strong administrative staff and dedicated teaching assistants. Sts. Peter & Paul serves students from pre-kindergarten (age 3) through eighth grade. Sts. Peter & Paul is open to all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or religious denomination. Our school grounds comprise three buildings:
- The main building houses the majority of our classrooms, the Technology Lab, and the athletic facilities.
- The St. Joseph Center is one of our newer facilities and houses our cafeteria and Mother's Day Out program.
- The Good Shepherd Center is our administrative center, which serves as the main entrance to our school, but it also houses our new library and our music and art classrooms.
We share our campus with Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the parish Thrift Store.
We have an on-site cafeteria that offers several daily lunch choices. A snack bar, with milk and juice, is also available. A lunch account can be established, or students can pay daily.In addition to a strong academic and religious base, our students participate in art, music, Spanish language, technology and physical education instruction. A strong extracurricular sports program helps build good-sportsmanship skills as well as develops a clear understand of the importance of teamwork. For those girls who choose, our Pep Squad and Pantherettes provide support for our sports program at many events, including on-campus pep rallies.