Location: Staten Island, NY
Students: 580 young men
Staff: 40 Brothers and Partners
Mascot: The Eagles
St. Peter’s Boys High School, located in the West Brighton area of Staten Island, New York, can trace its roots back to 1839, with the dedication of St. Peter’s parish. In 1917, St. Peters Boys High School was built at Richmond Terrace, with three Christian Brothers staffing it. A local priest, Father Farrell, and other local clergy took over operation of the school in 1920 when the Brothers were withdrawn due to World War I.
The Brothers would return ten years later with more Brothers at the school than ever before. In 1937, the current campus of St. Peter’s Boys High School was designated as a junior college of Manhattan College. In 1943, when the junior college closed, St. Peter’s relocated to the 200 Clinton Avenue address. When St. Peter’s was on the verge of closing in 1969, an outpouring of local support, and widespread community rallies prevented the parish school from shuttering its doors. In its 95 year history, St. Peter’s has grown and expanded its facilities, and currently educates 580 young men of the Staten Island area.
St. Peter’s Boys High School seeks to nurture a mature man who achieves his fullest academic potential, reflects Lasallian values in his daily life throughout the community, and recognizes his civic responsibilities as a member of the larger world community. Through academic, religious, and co-curricular programs, the school fosters a connection between the diverse student body and the community that promotes a lifelong intellectual curiosity, compassionate service to others, and continued spiritual growth.
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