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Fast Facts and Bell Times

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Did you know that...

  • We are Number 1 in the world for fundraising for the Terry Fox Campaign
  • Top School in Peterborough to support Y.E.S. (Youth Emergency Shelter)
  • The largest "Link Crew" in Peterborough to welcome new students
  • Grade 10 Literacy success rates often highest in Peterborough City and County
  • Our school teams are the "Saints". We offer over 40 different activities. 
  • Teams regularly qualify for OFSAA competition (hockey,basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, x-country, track & field)
  • Boys Senior Lacrosse Provincial Champions 
  • Teams routinely qualify and win City, Kawartha, Regional and COSSA championships 
  • We have a Green Team of students who are educating others about caring for the environment

School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


School PTR


Special Programs

  • Specialist High Skills Majors: Hospitality; Construction; Manufacturing
  • Dual Credit Programs with Fleming College 
  • French Immersion
  • English as a Second Language
  • Student Success programs for students with an IEP
  • Gr.12 Religion/Construction
  • Link Crew to welcome new students

Facility Highlights

  • Learning Commons
  • Unique Drama Space
  • Industrial Kitchen
  • Automotive/Welding and Woodworking shops
  • Hairstyling and Esthetics Course 
  • Vocal and Instrumental Music
  • Chapel and Sacristy
  • Triple Gym and Fitness Centre
  • Multiple Computer Labs 
  • 6 Science Labs, 2 Cross-Curricular Labs
  • Visual Arts Rooms including a pottery kiln
  • Cafeteria 

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule. Bells ring at the beginning and end of each period.

Warning Bell 8:25 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. (Hurry Up Music)
Period 1 8:30 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
Period 2 9:50 A.M - 11:05 A.M.
Lunch 11:05 A.M. - 11:45 P.M. Senior Lunch
12:25 P.M. - 1:05 P.M. Junior Lunch
Period 3 11:50 P.M. - 1:05 P.M. Senior Period 3
11:10 P.M. - 12:25 P.M. Junior Period 3
Period 4 1:10 P.M. - 2:25 P.M.

Parish Information

St. Peter is an inclusive community with a mission to develop the spiritual potential of all students as much as their academic and social potentials.

Academic programs at St. Peter exist within a spiritual orientation based on the Catholic faith. The tone of the school reflects a theme of respect and responsibility, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a community focus made up of students, staff, parents, parish, and the wider community.

As of means towards the development of a Catholic Graduate, the following are encouraged:

  • A significant consciousness, in both teachers and students, of their responsibility to express Christian faith through what they say and do
  • Close cooperation between the home, the school and the parish community
  • An atmosphere of mutual tolerance, trust and respect
  • Positive discipline: a sense of order and student responsibility
  • A spirit of social concern: locally, nationally, and internationally; Strong student-teacher relationships
  • Faculty involvement in all school affairs
  • Common prayer experiences for staff and students, especially in the form of liturgical celebration
  • Grade level retreats.

The school comes together to celebrate school masses with its affiliated parish, St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral, led by Fr. Luis Lapinid, and our Board Spiritual Leader, Fr. Paul Massel. A school chapel is also accessible to staff and students for personal reflection

Parish Contact Information

St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral
411 Reid St. Box 175
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y8

Phone: 705-745-4681

Facility Rental

Community groups are welcome to use the St. Peter facilities for appropriate activities, as long as community use does not interfere with our regular school requirements. A user fee will apply to offset costs associated with the use of school property.

St. Peter  has the following facilities available to rent:

  • Single gym
  • Double gym
  • Triple gym
  • Cafetorium
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting Rooms

To request a booking, contact the Board Outreach Coordinator or visit the Board's Facilities Rental page to submit your request online.