Welcome to the Cathedral of St. Peter School

1231 N. Court St.  Rockford, Illinois 61103  
815-963-3620    FAX 815-963-0551

James Burns, Principal
Betsy Conery, Secretary

Mission Statement

Developing the talents from the Father...  Sharing the gifts of the Spirit...
Living the example of the Son... We are St. Peter Cathedral School


Families of all faiths are welcome to attend our Open House on Sunday, Janaury 29, from 10:00-11:00am. Meet our outstanding teachers, learn about the school's curriculum, see Illinois History Fair projects, and receive infomration about new programs in 2017-18. These additions will be a Pre-K program and STEM programs for grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

When meeting new families a question often asked is, "Why should I send my child to Cathedral of St. Peter School?" As parents or guardians, you have many options in selecting an educational opportunity for your child. It is indeed one of the most important decisions you can make for your child’s future. The importance of a Catholic education is ongoing formation of our faith and the development of each child’s God-given gifts and talents.

Cathedral of St. Peter School welcomes children of all backgrounds and faiths to experience the comprehensive education of heart, spirit, and mind. In choosing Cathedral of St. Peter School, you are providing your student with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright, successful future. Our proven record of success and academic excellence is second to none.

Consider your student’s academic career a success story waiting to be written. Consider the possibilities and potential to be realized. Many of our graduates are now leaders in their community, serve their community in the health professions, or have careers in the entertainment field. These individuals and generations of others have excelled because Cathedral of St. Peter School has a proven record of academic success. Our school promotes self-discipline with moral values to serve others and help develop leadership. The caring educators teach in a safe and disciplined environment where respect to oneself and others is expected.

Those parents who have chosen Cathedral of St. Peter School quickly discovered that they provided their child with the spiritual and developmental skills they will need to build a bright academic future. Additionally, their child has been prepared to be productive citizens and good stewards of resources. Please give serious consideration to the important decision you will make about your child’s future. You will find that the investment you made in your child’s future will be returned many times over.

James Burns



Vanishing Tuition Program 

Poof!!! And your tuition is gone. Yes, you can make your tuition disappear through the school’s Vanishing Tuition Program. For every new student that you recommend to attend our school you will receive the $500.00. There is no limit to the amount you can have deducted or receive. To take advantage of the Vanishing Tuition call the school office.


Diocesan Strategic Planning Update

Dear Parents,

For the past 11 months, the Diocese of Rockford with expertise of professional consultants from the Meitler Group, have worked to form a strategic plan for Catholic schools in our diocese called Faith Forward: Building Our Blueprint for Catholic Schools. A draft of that strategy was shared with Pastors, principals, and Education Commission members and leaders at a Catholic School summit meeting on October, 27.

The Diocese has reached the point in this process where the draft strategy is ready to be shared for public response. This draft is not school specific, it involves the entire Diocese and education Pre-K through high school. It is a draft that is focusing upon today, as well as the future, 10 years or more, for Catholic education. I encourage you to read this draft, you may click on this link Faith Forward Building Our Blueprint for Catholic Schools at the bottom of this letter, and School Speak. More important than reading this document is providing your feedback. This is essential! Please share your feedback immediately. You may email your feedback to FaithForward@RockfordDiocese.org. Please include your name, parish, city and/or your school and city, along with a return email address. If you prefer, you can also send comments in writing with your name, address, parish and school and city to: Faith Forward, Catholic Education Office, 555 Colman Center Drive, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, Illinois 61125.

As of today no decision has been made to close, consolidate, or change the organizational structure of schools. Our Education Commission has decided once the Diocese finalizes its plan for Catholic education there will be a meeting for families to attend at which time that decision will be shared.

As stated in a previous letter, keep Bishop Malloy and those on the different committees involved with the various committees who are working on this plan in our prayers. The decisions they are making are not easy, but serve God’s purpose as they try to do what is best to ensure Catholic education is available to all children.

Thank you in advance for helping build this blueprint for Catholic education.


God Bless,

James Burns

Faith Forward Building Our Blueprint for Catholic Schools.pdf


2016-17 Calendar.pdf










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