About Us


The goal of St. Peter/St. Francis School is to further the advancement of Catholic education for students.  We continue to offer one of the finest educational programs in Litchfield County.  We continue to draw students from such areas as Litchfield, Goshen, New Hartford, Thomaston and Harwinton, in addition to Torrington. And our students consistently score well above their grade levels on standardized tests. 

According to Karen Ristau, NCEA president, “Catholic schools provide good things for students and families—high expectations and daily experience of faith. In these challenging times, the theme also reminds parents that the dividends of a Catholic school education—students prepared in faith, knowledge, morals and discipline—last a lifetime. There is no better way to invest in a child’s future—or the future of our world.”

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2013 is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2013 is January 27 to February 2. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large.

The 2013 theme highlights the recent launch of a new initiative, the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, to ensure consistent high standards at Catholic schools across the country. The logo designed for the week illustrates a chart of steady growth culminating in the highest achievement of all, a cross representing the faith that underscores all Catholic education.


Quick Facts:

Meet Our Principal Click here to meet Mrs. Gauger
Grades PreK through 8
Enrollment 172
School type Regular  
Student Body Coed  
Affiliation Roman Catholic  
Association Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Archdiocese of Hartford, and NCEA.  

The regional diocese - using the Roman Catholic model as an example - sets its philosophy and goals, has a superintendent, a curriculum department (including religion studies), teacher development programs, code of conduct, school calendar, grading policies, and a governing board that makes decisions for the diocesan schools.

The St. Peter St. Francis School has the autonomy to make their own policies (or modify to the diocesan guidelines) in areas like setting tuition and hiring staff and teachers. We also adopt the local public schools' yearly calendar, for convenience in sharing buses, etc.