Small School. Big City Access.


Nestled in the small, historic community of Waterloo, IL, just 2 blocks from courthouse square, Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School (SPPCS) finds itself in the middle of a nationally registered historic district and within a stone’s throw of the offerings of Saint Louis, MO. SPPCS is the primary educational ministry of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Established in 1853, our school has existed to serve the youth of our parish and our community, as well as to help parents in passing on the Catholic faith to their children. Currently, our program includes an early childhood learning center plus Kindergarten through 8th grade.

We offer a proven core curriculum and small class size as well as a loving and caring environment in which our students are provided the opportunity to develop their relationship with God and begin on the path to becoming caring, service-minded adults. While Religion class is taught daily at SPPCS, but faith and character education is engrained in every aspect of our day-to-day routine.

In addition to our core curriculum, our students are provided with many other opportunities. Preschool through eighth grade classes participate in Spanish, STEM, Music, Computer and Character Ed classes on a regular basis. Having direct access to a large metropolitan area allows for our students on all levels to take educational and service-minded field trips. We have all school Mass weekly while 2nd – 8th grade students attend Mass twice a week. Service projects give our students the opportunity to give back to our surrounding communities as well as learn about those who may be less fortunate.

We also provide an extensive list of extracurricular activities for our SPPCS students. Our athletics include baseball, basketball, softball, track, volleyball and soccer. We also offer several clubs and organizations for our students to join, including but not limited to chess team, math club, youth ministry, scholar bowl, softball, speech and student council.



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2018 SPPCS Grads named Illinois state scholars



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