St. Peter Catholic High School

St. Peter Catholic High School is a Catholic high school located in the Ottawa, Canada suburb of Orleans. The current principal is Deborah Kealey. The school includes grades 7–12 and also a preschool/daycare service. It currently enrolls 1900 students, and has 420 staff members.

St. Peter Catholic High School
750 Charlemagne Blvd

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Coordinates45.47497°N 75.477051°W / 45.47497; -75.477051
School typeCatholic high school
Motto"Dedicated to Excellence"
School boardOttawa Catholic School Board
SuperintendentManon Séguin
Area trusteeStephen Blais
AdministratorCarla Boyle
PrincipalLuke McEvoy
Grades7 to 12
Enrollment1900 (April 20th 2008)
Colour(s)Silver, blue and white             
Team nameKnights
Feeder schoolsSt. Clare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Theresa of Sevilla, Our Lady of Wisdom, St. Cyril of the Prairies, St. Blaise Pascal, St.Dominic
Network code: PEH

There is another st. petes catholic secondary school in Peterborough with approximately 1100 students.

Academic program

St. Peter Catholic High School's academic programs include religious and family life education courses taught at all grade levels, English, health and physical education, the arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, business, and technology. It also has a French-as-second-language program offering core and immersion. Science programs include Biology, Physics, Phrenology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies. Arts offered throughout the grades 9–12 include dramatic arts, visual arts (including photography), music (including instrumental and guitar) and sacred dance. St. Peter is also suited for special needs and cooperative education. Courses are offered at the Open, Applied, Polish, and some Academic levels.


Grades 7-12 are all offered over 69 sports:[1]

In 2005-2006, the Knights won city championships in junior boys' football, senior boys' football, senior girls' basketball, junior boys' soccer, senior boys' rugby and golf. Many of these teams repeated as champions in 2006-2007, which is well over ten years ago. Notable football alumni include:

  • Eli Ankou – NFL football, D-line (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Matt Cook - CIS football, D-line (Acadia)
  • Sean DeCloux – NCAA football, place kicker and punter (Maine Black Bears)
  • Jaylen King - CIS football, running back (Acadia)
  • Nick Lecour - CIS football, middle linebacker (uOttawa)
  • Jacob Molinski - CIS football, tight end (McMaster)
  • Tyrone Pierre - CIS football, wide receiver (Laval)
  • Cody Ceci - NHL defenceman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Alan Quine - NHL forward (Calgary Flames)
  • Lauren Hughes - NCAA soccer (Rice University)
  • Alexander Lawrie - CIS Football, Quarterback (Acadia)

St Peter's main sports rival is St. Matthew High School, which has an excellent recruiting program.

School layout

St. Peter is a large three-story school. The school has two gymnasiums (one also used as a cafeteria and a gymnasium) and a chapel. A large, three-story extension was built onto the school in late 2004. On the grounds, there are 13 portable classrooms for school use.

Annual events

St Pete's puts on two different plays every year, one by the grade 7 and 8 students and the other by the high school students. The high school's performance is often a musical. The high school musical is led by drama/music teacher Bernie Leger, who in 2012 won the Diamond Jubilee award for excellence and dedication in teaching.[2] Past plays include Grease (2008), Beauty and the Beast (2009), Little Shop of Horrors (2010), Phantom of the Opera (2011), West Side Story (2012), Footloose (2013), Shrek: The Musical (2014), and Tarzan: The Stage Musical (2015). Tarzan was Leger's 20th play at the school. The plays always include several dance numbers with careful choreography, and have strong chorus singers. Some sets are made and painted by the school's art students Performances are held during the last weekend of February, usually from Wednesday to Saturday.

St. Peter's show choir (Treble Threat) also used to perform annually at the local "choir fest," a gathering of numerous Christian choirs to sing and celebrate the Christmas season. The St Pete's choir is cherished for its dedication and youthfulness, and is often given a standing ovation. The choir also has many other annual events, formerly including the Show Choir Canada Competition held at the Sony Center in Toronto. In 2012, St Pete's performed and won a national bronze medal, only losing to choirs from two of the audition-based performing art schools located in Toronto.[3]

For four years, up to 2017, in June, the St. Peter's Grade 12 graduating class had their commencement at the Ottawa Convention Centre (Shaw Centre). Since then, the ceremonies have been held at the EY Centre, a purpose built convention centre.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. "OCCSB School Profile". Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. Fred, Sherwin. "30 Local Residence Receive Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal". Orleans Online. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. "St Peter's Show Choir wins National Bronze Medal". Ottawa Catholic School Board. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
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