When it came time for their children to start school, John and Catherine Stephens of Beaufort felt St. Peter’s Elementary School was where their children would receive the best overall education. In the two years their daughter, Laura, age 5, has been enrolled, “we have been amazed at what she has learned about our faith,” said her mother Catherine. “She says things out of the blue like, ‘Jesus wants us to help people when they are sick.’”
-Catherine Stephens, Laura (K-5), and Jack (K-3)
The Navy brought our family to the Lowcountry almost six years ago, but Saint Peter’s Catholic School made Beaufort our true home. My children, Maura (10), Abigail (9), and William (7) have flourished both spiritually and academically at our very special school. During our first year at Saint Peter’s, our family suffered an unexpected tragedy, and the school community embraced us. Five years later, that support and love has only grown. Maura, Abigail, and William go to school every day, feeling secure because their teachers and fellow classmates know of their loss, and are sensitive, kind, and empathetic. Faith has sustained us these past five years. It is with great joy that I witness my children’s faiths grow, especially when they participate in weekly school Mass. Their minds are challenged in the classroom, their bodies in gym class and recess, and their creativity in art and music classes. Saint Peter’s Catholic School is our second home, and I firmly believe it was Providence who sent our family to this loving place.
-Becca Clarke, Abigail (3rd), William (1st) and Maura (5th)
I chose St. Peter’s Catholic School for my son because of the fun memories I have there as a child, and because of the bright future ahead for this wonderful school. My son is thriving in a stimulating environment with strong Christian values, where he gets individual attention and exciting opportunities. He looks forward to going to school as much as I did when I attended St. Peter’s. Some things have changed, but a quality education never does! St. Peter’s offers something you can’t find anywhere else. Go Cardinals!
-Alumna Alison Inglis and William (K-3)
St. Peter’s alumnus, Matt Flewelling and his wife Jennifer, (currently the K-4 teacher at St. Peter’s), have their son, Matt Jr., enrolled at the school. “We both had Catholic educations and this was something we very much wanted to continue with our own child.”
-Alumnus Matt Flewelling and Matt (K-4)
Having your children grow up to be well-rounded, educated individuals is something that Alumnus Daniel Feltner understands as a goal of many parents. He attended St. Peter’s and now has daughters, Delilah (K-4) and Cami (K-3), enrolled at the school. “It was important for us to enroll our children at St. Peter’s where we knew they would get an excellent Catholic-centered education, and also learn about how they should treat others.”
-Alumnus Daniel Feltner, Delilah (K-4) and Cami (K-3)
Stephanie Carroll Whiteside was a member of St. Peter’s very first 1st grade class in 1991. A graduate of St. Peter’s 8th grade in 1998, she is now a pharmacist and has her son, Carter, enrolled at St. Peter’s in K-4 this year. “My husband and I decided from the get go that we wanted our children to have the same Catholic education that we did, My family can trace back five generations and we all received Catholic educations. So it was very important to us to continue the tradition and offer the solid education along with the strong faith formation.”
– Alumna Stephanie Whiteside and Carter (K-4)
Connor and Molly Murphy
Connor Murphy graduated from St. Peter’s in 2006 and graduated from BHS in 2010 ranked number 4 in his class. He then attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in history. Connor is currently a Surface Warfare Officer serving aboard the USS Hopper which is stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Molly Murphy graduated from St. Peter’s in 2009 and graduated from BHS in 2013 ranked number 3 in her class. Molly currently attends the University of South Carolina on a ROTC scholarship. She hopes to be a helicopter pilot in the Navy when she commissions. Molly was just named to the USC President’s list in recognition of excellent performance this spring semester.
-Alumni Connor and Molly Murphy