Providing a world class education for boys, St Peter’s College is a Reception to Year 12 Anglican School for boys (dayboys and boarders) and was established in 1847, making it the oldest non-government school in South Australia
Founded in 1847, we are honoured to have been educating the minds, hearts and spirits of our students for 175 years.
We are proud of our history of academic success including three Nobel Laureates, ten Australian premiers, 42 Rhodes Scholars and a new generation of young leaders.
At St Peter’s College every student is encouraged and guided by talented, caring and committed staff. Many of our teachers are leaders in their field and each is dedicated to ensuring the best possible learning outcomes for our students.
Celebrating 175 years as an exceptional community of learning
Since our foundation, St Peter’s College has emphasised a sense of service through selflessness; a value that remains strong and constant in the fabric of school life. We seamlessly combine time-honoured traditions with an inclusive modern outlook on life and society. Today, and for 175 years, our most important work is shaping the character of the boys and young men at St Peter’s College – developing a sense of truth, respect and service.
Grounds, facilities and transport
The School is set on 32 hectares of magnificent grounds and is only three kilometres from the Adelaide city centre. With beautiful buildings, both historic and modern, our educational facilities and sports fields are among the best in the country. Our grounds are exceptional, with seven ovals, a hockey pitch, 20 tennis courts and a state-of-the-art sports centre with swimming pool and full gymnasium. We also have an outdoor education campus at Finniss, near Lake Alexandrina, about an hour’s drive from Adelaide.
The School provides an extensive co-curricular program that includes eighteen regular sports and numerous non-sporting based clubs and societies, as well as extensive music and performing arts programs to provide every opportunity for the boys to engage and grow holistically during their time at the School.
Our students join us from across Adelaide, the state, country and from overseas.
We offer superb boarding facilities and provide a range of bus services for day boys. The buses provide safe and reliable transport for students and routes include the Adelaide Hills, Unley and northern suburbs.
We offer an unrivalled academic and co-curricular program designed to bring out the best in every student.
As students start to feel more confident and comfortable within themselves, they begin to make decisions about their learning and future beyond school.
Throughout this time we focus on personal growth and leadership development. Students can participate in student exchanges and continue to hone their skills in co-curricular activities. All students are expected to commit 20 hours of community service and volunteer in a range of local community groups, charities and organisations.
The academic focus sharpens with a diverse and broad curriculum designed to meet the intellectual demands of contemporary society. An innovative and engaging approach to learning and teaching inspires enthusiasm and provides a strong foundation for lifelong learning. Your son will access excellent facilities, technology and specialist teachers to explore ideas, develop practical skills and enhance his understanding of the world.
In Years 11 and 12 we offer the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Students and their families are encouraged to select the program that best suits their needs and aspirations.