2023-2024 School theme: lead me lord
Opened in 1884 at St. Xavier's Academy by the Sisters of Loretto, the school was established as a main component of the Catholic faith in Saline County. In 1907 the Loretto Sisters were succeeded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion who operated the school until 1925. Then the Sisters of Mercy staffed the now Mercy Academy, the first coed high school in the diocese.
St. Peter Grade School was added in 1949 and expanded in 1963. A new Mercy High School was built in 1958. At one time over 400 students were enrolled. Due to economic reasons, Mercy High School was closed in 1968. The Mercy Sisters left in 1971 when the Presentation Brothers came. With declining vocations, the Brothers left in 1988. Sisters of the Most Precious Blood arrived to maintain a religious presence and an all lay faculty pledged to continue the tradition of fine Catholic education.
Presently, St. Peter Catholic School offers high quality, faith-based, Christian education from preschool through eighth grade. The mission of the school is to provide an education which will nurture the spiritual, emotional, and academic growth of each student. School families and faculty remain committed to the high moral and academic values of the past while preparing students for success in the future.