St. Peter Catholic School, Forest Lake, MN

St. Peter Catholic School, undated photo

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St. Peter Catholic School, Forest Lake, MN

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WEBSITESt. Peter School
GENERAL LOCATIONLocated north of Scandinavian Cemetery and south of Beltz Park in Forest Lake
MODERN ADDRESSSt. Peter Catholic School
1250 South Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025
NOTESIn 1960, 22 acres of land were purchased from the Beltz family and construction on the church and school began in 1961. St. Peter’s opened it’s doors for the first day of school on September 7, 1961 with 162 children enrolled in grades 2 through 6. As the school grew, additions were added in 1997 and 2017. St. Peter Catholic School now offers preschool through grade 8 with a current enrollment of 336(2023).

Known Teachers:

Teaching staff 1961:
            Reverend Joseph Streff, Pastor
            Sister Mary Alene, Principal
            Grade 2, Sister Mark Marie, 34 students
            Grade 3, Mrs. Johnson, 31 students
            Grade 4, Sister Valine, 31 students
            Grade 5, Mrs. LaCasse, 35 students
            Grade 6, Sister Alene, 31 students
First day of school at St. Peter Catholic School, 1961
St. Peter Catholic School, 1960s