Our Mission and Values

SPM Mission
The mission of the community of St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School is to encourage each student to become a responsible, respectful member of the human community in the Roman Catholic tradition as espoused by the shared values of our founding orders, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Sisters of Mercy: faith formation, academic excellence, and commitment to service.


Core Values

  • To expose students to humanity’s rich heritage of faith, ideas, arts and sciences while fostering student’s love of learning.
  • To motivate students to embrace the divine in all life.
  • To help students mature in their abilities to make responsible decisions based upon basic moral principles and Gospel values.
  • To challenge students to work toward a more just and peaceful world.
  • To foster within students stewardship and a respect for all God’s creations.
  • To enable our students to use their God given talents generously in carrying out the works of mercy
  • To develop students’ social conscience through community service.
  • To encourage our students to actively engage in reconciliation with one another and with God.
  • To prepare students to think critically and to use their talents and gifts to make a Christian impact in an increasingly diverse world.
  • To challenge students to aspire to excellence in academics, athletics, and extra-curricular endeavors.
  • To strengthen a good-faith reciprocal relationship between administration, faculty, staff and families for the good of the entire community.


Catholic Identity
The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) provides leadership, counsel, and administrative support to the Diocese of Worcester Catholic schools. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Worcester form an educational system, which proclaims the existence of God to the greater community. By providing space and time for the holy and the sacred, our Catholic schools encourage their students to develop a relationship with God.


United with the Bishop of Worcester and strengthened by a commitment to the Gospel message, systematic religious instruction, and a tradition of academic excellence, our Catholic schools provide an education that forms and prepares men and women of character and intellect, confident of their mission and ability to transform the world.


The Diocese of Worcester, 49 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Worcester Diocese Website

Guardian Way (pictured) was built as a serene place of reflection to honor friends and family of the St. Peter’s, Marian & St. Peter-Marian communities. Please feel free to visit the campus and use this area for a moment of solitude. For more information about purchasing a brick to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one, click here to download the order form.

Student Quotes

“I am learning a lot of lab skills that will benefit me pursuing science in the future. I feel lucky to have the chance to use the new equipment at SPM.”
– Jessica


“My experience with the English department in particular has been wonderful. Both the literature and language classes have been truly challenging and rewarding.”
– Caitlin


“The technology facilities have helped me to see that education is unlimited.”
– Brandon