St. Peter's High School for Girls

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St. Peter's High School for girls
Peters Girls HS Richmond Terrace jeh.jpg
300 Richmond
New York City (Saint George, Staten Island), New York, 10301
United States
Coordinates 40°38′51″N 74°5′0″W / 40.64750°N 74.08333°W / 40.64750; -74.08333Coordinates: 40°38′51″N 74°5′0″W / 40.64750°N 74.08333°W / 40.64750; -74.08333
Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Sisters of Charity
Established 1926
Closed 2011
Principal Paula McKeown
Asst. Principal Mary Haugen
Pastor Msgr. James Dorney
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Team name Eagles
Tuition $6,900
Dean of Students Paula McKeown
Athletic Director Patricia Daggett

St. Peter's High School for Girls is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school on Staten Island in New York, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.


The school was known correctly as St. Peter's Girls High School until June, 2011. In August 1852, the Sisters of Charity came to St. Peter's Church and established the first parish school in the church basement. St.Peter's Girls was the sister school of St.Peter's Boys on Henderson Avenue, because at one point in the late 1800s through early 1900s the Girls H.S., the Boys H.S., and the Elementary School were all in the same building that stands on Richmond Terrace.

An announcement came forth from the Archdiocese that on February 11, 2011 that St.Peter's Girls High School would close at the end of June 2011.

In November 2011, it was announced that the Department of Education would open P.S. 59, also known as The Harborview School, at the St. Peter's site, according to the five-year capital plan amendment released by the Department. The school was slated to be in operation by 2013. After an $11.3 million makeover by the city's School Construction Authority, which completely renovated and restored the 80-year-old building. The city leases the building from the New York Archdiocese, which closed the girls high school due to low enrollment. Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony in November 15, 2013 at P.S. 59, The Harbor View School, at 300 Richmond Terrace in the St. George area of Staten Island. The leased facility opened September 9, 2013, after extensive renovations. Currently serving students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, the new school will expand to include grades pre-kindergarten through five by adding one grade level each year, serving 372 students. The $11.3 million contract award for the new building went to Volmar Construction, Inc. and was designed by SBLM Architects, PC. The facility features 20 classrooms, a special education and resource room, a room for both science and art, and a separate music room. It also includes a gymnasium, auditorium, library and cafeteria, as well as an early childhood play area. Admission is by lottery, meaning it is a school of choice with applications going to any interested family in the borough.

Chancellor Walcott was joined at the event by Deputy Chancellor of Operations Kathleen Grimm, Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro, State Sen. Diane Savino, District 31 Superintendent Jessica Jenkins and P.S. 59 Principal Carol Mongiello. The $11.3 million contract award for the new building went to Volmar Construction, Inc. and was designed by SBLM Architects, PC.



External links[edit]

The class of 1928 can be seen here, along with a list of the girls that attended St. Peters Girls HS. St.Peter's Girls is the sister school of St.Peters Boys.