Fast Facts and Bell Times


The patron saint of the school is known as St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila was a Spanish Carmelite and mystic who was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She was born on March 28, 1515. In 1535, she entered the Carmelite monastery of the Incarnation of Avila, where the nuns observed the rules of the order in a relaxed way. After a serious illness and a prolonged period of spiritual apathy, Teresa experienced a spiritual reawakening in 1555 that convinced her of the need for strict observance of the austere Carmelite rule. She succeeded in opening the Convent of Saint Joseph in Avila, the first of the reformed Carmelite Houses.

Besides her activity in directing the reform of her order, Teresa wrote many works, among which are some of the greatest classics of mystical literature. She wrote advice and directions for others, especially her nuns, with unusual beauty and equally unusual practical wisdom. She is considered an authority on spirituality in the Western world, and her writings are read and studied today as much as ever.

The community of St. Teresa’s school in Peterborough look to St. Teresa for direction in their own spiritual re-awakening and will continue to follow her practical wisdom.

Did you know that...

    • We do a great job of promoting fitness among all students. In Grades 1-8 we do daily training for Cross Country in the fall, which also builds endurance for our soccer teams.

    • We have tremendous participation in team sports, maximizing the opportunity for students to participate in Family of School tournaments.

    • OUR PRIDE ... is the caring Christian community that we share with all in our school family.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule:

8:45 AM - Supervision

9:00 AM - Entry Bell

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM Recess

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM Recess

3:30 PM - Dismissal

Parish Information

The school comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with its affiliated parish, Cathedral of St.-Peter-In-Chains Roman Catholic Church, led by Fr. Tom Lynch. Please see school Newsletter to find location as some Masses are celebrated at the Cathedral.

Cathedral of St.-Peter-In-Chains

411 Reid Street, P.O. Box 175

Peterborough, Ontario

K9J 6Y8

Telephone: (705)745-4681

Website: St Peter In Chains