St. Peter’s supports two thriving local education ministries that form and nurture children so that they can best utilize their God-given gifts and talents.
The Chester Children’s Chorus offers talented children from Chester, Pennsylvania, the opportunity to develop their musical gifts, expand their intellectual horizons, and strengthen their life skills. Children are invited to join the chorus on the basis of musical potential, enthusiasm, and family support. The music staff conducts annual auditions in second-grade classrooms in every public, charter, and religious school in Chester, and a new group of second-graders enters the chorus every summer. Families pay a modest annual fee for chorus participation. St. Peter’s supports the chorus by hosting concerts and providing financial assistance.
St. James School is an Episcopal middle school in the Allegheny West neighborhood of North Philadelphia, educating traditionally under-resourced children in fifth to eighth grades and supporting them through high school and beyond. St. Peter’s supports the school by giving backpacks. tutoring students, caring for the school property, and knitting scarves and hats in school colors for students and by providing financial assistance.