Saint Peter Claver purpose and mission is to work with parents and families and reach out to and provide a high quality education to the children of Saint Peter Claver Parish and surrounding community.

In supporting and welcoming students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, the school reflects both Catholic social teaching and its emphasis on the universal nature of the Church. The school manifests a respect for individual learners, different learning styles, and effective educational process and methodologies. Teachers strive to correlate principles and values with all subject areas.

Special attention is given to both curriculum materials and working experiences reflecting African heritage, based on the Nguzo Saba Principles:


  • Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves stand up.
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  • Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  • Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  • Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.