The first German Catholics moved to establish the town of Ashton in 1854. St. Peter Catholic Parish was founded in 1861 when our area was still in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The first church was built on the current parish grounds in 1866, along with a school and convent for the sisters who would teach there.
As the 20th century approached, the parish had little space in the church and parishioners built a new church themselves from the stones quarried out of the farmers' fields, completed in 1901. In 1905 there was a new rectory and school in Ashton. The Rectory, Church, and School are pictured (right to left).
The school was run by the Franciscan Sisters of Charity from Manitowoc, WI. It was located in what is now the the parish parking lot. The sisters taught in the classroom (picture circa 1945).
In 1966 the current St. Peter school building was constructed and has served to continue the great tradition of over 150 years of catholic education in Ashton, WI.
St. Peter Catholic School is dedicated to continuing the strong tradition of Catholic education, academic excellence, and the formation of morals, values, and the Faith, in a Christ-centered community. - Mission Statement
PARENTS are the first and primary teachers of the child. The parents select a school that assists them in fulfilling the promises made at the time of their child’s baptism to raise their child in the Catholic Faith. Working together, parents and teachers teach the Gospel message to the child.
Doors Open @ 7:35 am
Day Starts @ 7:45 am
Day Ends @ 3:00 pm
School Mass @ 8:15 am on
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
St. Anthony Devotion @ 8:00 am on Tuesday
Divine Office @ 8:00 am on Thursday
Hot Lunch Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
After School Care:
3:00 – 5:00 pm