A decision to give a child a faith-based education rooted in academic excellence is a gift that will last a lifetime and one that can never be taken away. SPPS provides an education that is dedicated in ensuring that students learn in an environment that is prayerful, safe, joyful, and strong in academics.
Classroom teaching is designed to supplement and support the family’s primary role as religious educators of their children. Christ is the foundation of SPPS. A Christ-centered atmosphere exists which the child carries into the classroom, at home, and in the community. The selection of a school is very important. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School is open to all who seek and realize the significance of a Catholic education. Students are guided and empowered by teachers who exemplify Gospel values and are committed to Catholic education. All students are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion, or national origin.
The first Catholic education program initiated in Hopkinsville was a summer school in 1937 in a house that was a combined school and convent. Bishop Francis Cotton blessed the school in 1947. It consisted of three Dominican Sisters and fifteen students. Five years later, the enrollment was seventy-six, and a great number of the students were non-Catholic. With this rapid expansion, the parish bought the property adjacent to the rectory, and in 1952, our current elementary school was dedicated. Sts. Peter Paul Catholic School is accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education through the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission, Inc. and is in full compliance with all diocesan curriculum updates. We currently have students in grades PreK-8th. Sts. Peter Paul Catholic School provides a quality education to its students. We do this in a disciplined, safe environment that is rich in tradition.