FACT ABOUT CHICAGO STS. PETER & PAUL HIGH SCHOOL
Year opened: 1936
Became 4-yr school: 1940
Became all-girls': 1948
School colors: unknown
School nickname: unknown
Regardless of one might believe, there was no information found about student life outside of the classroom
at Sts. Peter & Paul. There certainly had to be dances, band, chorus, intramurals, and more at the school. We are accepting
any information that an alumnus or friend may have at the addresses listed below.
from Helen (Bahr) Bernier (class of 1968):
"I was there from 1964-68. Since we were an all-girl HS, we did not have dances. We basically followed sporting
events and dances at Mt. Carmel HS. We had a Thespian club that put on many events. We did have a choral group, also.
"We had gym classes, but had to go to the public school for gym. I don't remember if it was Bowen or CVS,
whichever one is closer.
"About two years ago (in 2016), there was an episode of "Chicago Fire" and they were at (St.) Peter and
Paul. It showed at some sort of a community center, but do not know if it really is one."
From RW Wagner (dated 2/23/2018):
"I graduated from 8th grade at St. Peter and Paul in 1960. It had 1st through 8th grade school classes coed,
and 9 through 12 at the high school level for girls only.
"My 8th grade nun was Sister Anne Marie. Principal at the time was Sister Balisa (sp?). The janitor's name
"Priests that I remember were Father Crump and Father Kopecke, (who) died in a fire in 1957-58 in the rectory.
"There were approx. 40 kids per class in each room. It was a poor parish and never had pictures taken of
our class. Have good memories, but would have been nice to have pictures. My two sisters went there as well."
THE TIME IS NOW....
to let us know about Sts. Peter & Paul High School on Chicago's South Side. Although it was only open
33 years, the school had to be full of life. We would like to hear from you, whether you graduated from the school, are a
friend of the school, or knew someone who went there. There are two ways to contact us:
or mail: Illinois High School Glory Days
6439 North Neva
Chicago, IL 60631