(Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ February, 2020) – a national advocate and leader for character
in schools, families, sports teams, and the workplace today designated 81 schools and 7 districts
as State Schools of Character for 2020. Saint Peter School is the only school in Ocean County to be
granted this designation.

“We are pleased to announce today the 2020 State Schools and Districts of Character,” said Dr.
Arthur Schwartz,‘s Board Chair and Interim CEO. “These schools’ representatives,
including educators, parents, and students, are working together to create stronger communities that
exemplify the character strengths of honesty, caring, and responsibility. We are honored to be
validating their efforts and sharing their inspiring work with schools and school districts throughout
the United States.”

Mrs. Tracey Kobrin, Principal said “I am so proud to lead this strong and vibrant community. Saint
Peter School is a school that fosters Respect, Reverence and Responsibility. Anchored in Faith, our
students make us proud every day. This designation is such an honor for all of us.”

About Founded in 1993, is a national nonprofit based in
Washington, D.C. We work with schools, families, workplaces, and communities to educate, inspire,
and empower people of all ages to be ethical and compassionate citizens. Our 11 Principles of Effective
Character is a comprehensive framework that helps schools improve academic achievement, student
behavior, and overall positive school climate. Visit to learn more about the
National Forum and the Schools of Character program.


Saint Peter School is the oldest, private Catholic School in Ocean County. In accordance with our
Catholic Identity and rooted in Gospel values, it is the mission of Saint Peter School to provide a
community of faith in which students will develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

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