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


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


School Calendar Change for September 8 and 9

Bishop Emeritus Thomas G. Doran passed away yesterday, September 1. Bishop Doran served our Diocese well as a priest, a teacher at Boylan High School, and then as our Bishop. His deep faith and his love for our Diocese will certainly be missed. He was truly a servant of God and to the
people of the Rockford Diocese.

The visitation will be Thursday, September 8, from 4:00pm-8:00pm and Friday,September 9, 9:00am-10:30am. His funeral Mass Friday, September 9, at 11:00am. Both of these will be held at the Cathedral.

Because of the number of priests, other bishops, family, and friends who will be attending the
Visitation on Thursday, along with many others who will be arriving at 3:00 to practice for the
Vespers Prayer that evening, school will be dismissed at 2:30pm September 8. There will not be
any after care program on Thursday.

Out of respect to Bishop Doran as the former spiritual leader of our Diocese and the funeral Mass there will be no school Friday, September 9.


2016-17 Registration

Registration for currently enrolled families for next school year is underway. To access the materials please click on this link 2016-2017RegistrationPacket.pdf All forms needed for regsitration are available in this packet. Forms and fees shuold be returned to school as soon as possible.


2016-17 Supply Lists  Click this link 2016-2017_Supply_List.pdf  for the supply lists


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.


2016-17 Calendar.pdf










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