History

 

The cornerstone for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School (SPPS) was laid on May 8, 1955.  In September of the same year, Sts. Peter and Paul School opened its doors for 138 children.  The original building consisted of eight classrooms and a gymnasium. In 1959, a drive began to enlarge the school. SPPS today consists of 18 classrooms, an art room, computer lab, kitchen, and offices. The most recent addition to the school was completed in December 1997, when two classrooms and a library/media center were added.

Father McMahon at Saints Peter and Paul

Above, Father McMahon with the school’s first faculty at the opening of Sts. Peter & Paul School, 1955 – 1956

Sister Patricianna, O.P. First Principal 1955-1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the beginning of the school in 1955 into the 1990’s, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters from Wisconsin staffed the school.  The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles joined our teaching staff at the start of the 2003-2004 school year.  The presence of the Sisters continued the tradition of Sts. Peter and Paul School having religious on staff.  Sts. Peter and Paul School celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2005-2006 school year.  In 2013, Sister Mary Patrice, O.C.D., of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart, became principal of the school, continuing to lead the school in the students’ faith formation and high academic standards.

SPPS Faculty 1960

If you are alumni of Saints Peter and Paul School and have any additions to our history, please contact us through our Alumni Page. We would love to hear your story and know about your personal history with the school

Saints Peter & Paul School Faculty in the Early Days

Saints Peter & Paul School Faculty in the Early Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principals at Saints Peter and Paul