About Us

The Alfred Richard Petters Institute for Early Learning was founded in 2011. The school is situated on two acres of land in the heart of the capital city of Liberia; in Paynesville, West Africa.      ARPIFEL is both an elementary and middle school. We start from K1 to 8th grade. The school carries 280 students total and each class holds 35 students.  ARPIFEL is a Christian based school. What that means is, along with the traditional school courses, we also study the Holy Bible and teach the word of God at the school. The Holy Bible is one of the main subjects taught at ARPIFEL, however every person with the mind to learn and better themselves are welcome at ARPIFEL The school is named after the Late Alfred Richard Petters Sr.  Mr. Petters was born on the 10 of July 1957 in the state of Colorado, in the United States of America. He worked as a humanitarian from the 70s up until he reunited with the Lord in 2002.  The school land and properties were all bought and planned by Mr. Petters and his wife Lucy D. Petters, before his untimely death.  The aim of the school is to prepare our young generation to be ready for a better tomorrow and future.  As of now our school has no affiliation with any governmental organizations or NGOs. ARPIFEL is a private educational institute and operates as such. The motto of the school is: PREPARING OUR YOUNGER GENERATION FOR A BETTER FUTURE.  The standard uniform for our kindergarten to 5th grade female students is a plaid dark blue, sky blue, and navy blue jumper with a white short sleeve shirt. The standard uniform for our 6th grade to 8th grade female students is a dark blue jumper with a white long sleeve shirt. The standard uniform for our kindergarten to 5th grade male students is a plaid dark blue, sky blue, and navy blue pair of short trousers, with a white short sleeve shirt. The standard uniform for our 6th grade to 8th grade male students is a dark blue pair of trousers with a long sleeve white shirt. All uniforms are paired with either a blue tie or blue bow-tie.  The symbol of the school is a dove, which represent the Holy Spirit.   

The institute also offers after school bible studies and bible reading programs during the after school hours