|ABOUT ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL 2012-13|
Dr. George Cheyne Shattuck, Jr., a Boston physician who donated his summer home as the site for the new school two miles west of Concord’s center, founded St. Paul’s School in 1856. St. Paul’s was a boys’ school until 1971, when it became one of the first boarding schools to become coeducational.
The School has grown to encompass more than 2,000 acres, including almost all of the land surrounding both Turkey Ponds and the upper third of the Turkey River.
The Audubon Society of New Hampshire has co-managed about 680 acres of the land for nearly four decades, and most ASNH nature trails are on school property. Facilities include 18 dormitories, a health center, a library, two chapels, an art gallery, four performance halls, a world-class astronomy center, nine athletic fields, an indoor field house, two ice rinks, two boat houses, 10 squash courts,
15 tennis courts, athletic and fitness center with indoor eight-lane competition swimming pool and a new math and science center.
St. Paul’s School is one of only a handful of all-boarding schools in the United States; almost all independent schools have day students. An average of approximately 535 students and 100 faculty members live for nine months each year at the School. St. Paul’s School values high academic achievement and close student-teacher relationships to provide the quality of the total experience students have in their daily lives—in the classrooms and studios, in their houses, on stage, and on the athletic fields. Students attend classes six days per week, have morning chapel four days each week, and engage in athletic competition at least twice weekly.
The School’s most familiar program in New Hamp-
shire is the Advanced Studies Program (established in 1958), a five-and-a-half-week intensive study program for about 260 juniors in the state’s public and parochial high schools. There are now more than 10,000 alumni of the ASP.
St. Paul’s School enjoys a historic affiliation with
the Episcopal Church; at the same time, the School supports the beliefs of those of other faiths and admits students from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, and economic backgrounds.
The campus, housing 112 buildings, is made up of more than 2,000 acres, including four ponds and the upper third of the Turkey River. 17 interscholastic sports; eight club (intramural) sports including soccer, hockey, and crew.
Foreign languages taught are Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Greek, French, German, and Spanish.
More than 50 student organizations.
The School became co-educational in January of 1971, when the first 19 girls arrived.
Known as the birthplace of U.S. hockey; the first games were played on the frozen School ponds in the 1870s.
The first squash courts in the U.S. were built here in 1915.
Turkey Pond became a major sawmill center following the great hurricane of 1938; millions of board feet of pine were milled by both men and women crews during WWII. School boys also were given time off in 1938 to help lumberjacks remove fallen trees for storage in the pond water.
Number of students: 536
Number of teachers: 98 full time, 3 part time, 5 teaching fellows; 75% have advanced degrees; average class size: 11; 5:1 student-teacher ratio.
Colleges and universities most attended by graduates in the last four years: Georgetown, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Middlebury, University of Michigan, Stanford, Princeton, and University of California Berkeley.
Students of color and international students: 16% international students and 39% students of color (8% African and African American; 18% Asian and Asian-American; 6% Latino, Hispanic and Mexican-American; 7% Multiracial).
Cost to attend: 2012-13 tuition, room and board $48,250 plus mandatory fees $995 (estimated additional fees $2,550).
Percentage of students who receive financial awards: 35%; average award (need-based) $44,275; number of awards 189; total financial aid approximately $8.4 million.
Operating budget (FY11): $44.5 million.
Endowment (as of June 30, 2012): $433 million.
Number of employees: 330 (full-time equivalents).
|WELL-KNOWN ALUMNI AND FACULTY
Graduates of St. Paul’s School have included three candidates for President, six Senators or Congressmen, 12 U.S. ambassadors, and 10 leaders of various U.S. administrations; one Governor of New Hampshire; one Nobel Prize winner, three Pulitzer Prize winners; one Medal of Honor recipient, a mayor of New York City, a president of the World Bank; numerous editors of newspapers and magazines including Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The San Francisco Examiner; CEOs of numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Corning, Cox, Mitsubishi, Knight-Ridder, Boston Scientific, Texaco, Hearst Corp., and J.P. Morgan; and multiple clergy, including the former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold III.
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John Jacob Astor IV, 1882, co-founder of New York's famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel; died on the Titanic, April 14, 1912.
Hobey Baker, 1909, famed hockey and football star of Princeton (annual Hobey Baker hockey award presented to best collegiate player); killed in WWI
Richard Barth, 1985, CEO of KIPP, an educational foundation for underserved communities
Lorene Cary, 1974, author
Bayard Clarkson, 1944, cancer research pioneer
Archibald Cox, 1930, U.S. Solicitor General, famed for being fired by President Nixon during Watergate scandal
Nick Craw, 1955, executive director of the Peace Corps
Clarence Day, 1892, humorist, author (Life with Father), playwright
Marshall Dodge, 1953, Yankee humorist
Walter Edmonds, 1921, author (Drums Along the Mohawk)
John Enders, 1915, Nobel Prize winner 1954 for medicine and physiology
Jeff Giuliano, 1998, National Hockey League player
Malcolm Gordon, 1887, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Frank T. Griswold III, 1955, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Jeff Halpern, 1994, National Hockey League player
William Randolph Hearst, 1881, newspaper publisher, U.S. Congressman
Amory Houghton, 1917, U.S. Ambassador to France
Amory Houghton Jr., 1945, U.S. Congressman, New York
Clement Hurd, 1926, author and illustrator of 100 children’s books, including Goodnight Moon
John F. Kerry, 1962, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
Maxwell King, 1962, editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
James Kinnear, 1946, former CEO of Texaco
Bierne Lay Jr., 1927, author, film writer (Twelve O’Clock High)
|John Lindsay, 1940, U.S. Congressman, Mayor of New York City
Fred Lovejoy, 1955, children’s physician and professor of pediatrics
Minoru B. Makihara, 1950, CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation
Michel McQueen Martin, 1976, television news journalist
Rick Moody, 1979, author (The Ice Storm, Purple America)
Paul Moore Jr., 1937, Episcopal Bishop of New York
J. Pierpont Morgan Jr., 1884, banker, philanthropist
Samuel Eliot Morison, 1903, historian, Pulitzer Prize winner 1943, 1960 (The European Discovery of America, John Paul Jones)
Robert S. Mueller, 1962, Director, FBI
Philip H. Neal, 1986, principal dancer for the NYC Ballet
Judd Nelson, 1978, film and television actor
Lewis Preston, 1944, former President, World Bank
Jonathan Reckford, 1980, CEO, Habitat for Humanity
Anson Phelps Stokes Jr., 1922, Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts
Nicholas Allen Stoller, 1994, screenwriter and director (Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek)
Donald C. Sweeney, 1984, National Hockey League player
William Howard Taft IV, 1962, deputy secretary of defense, NATO ambassador
William Taylor, 1950, publisher, Boston Globe
Garretson (Garry) Trudeau, 1966, 1975 Pulitzer Prize for cartoon “Doonesbury”
James Platten Vanderbilt, 1994, screenwriter and producer (Zodiac)
Sheldon Whitehouse, 1973, U.S. Senator, Rhode Island
John Gilbert Winant, 1909, twice Governor of New Hampshire, U.S. Ambassador to England during WWII
Owen Wister, 1877, author (The Virginian)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 1936, film and television actor
Richard Davis, faculty 1966-2003; winner of the 2000 U.S. Olympics Committee Rings of Gold Award for coaching SPS varsity crew, including 10 Olympians and 30 U.S. National Team rowers
Richard Lederer, faculty 1962-95, author and columnist (Anguished English)
John Walker, faculty 1957-66, Episcopal Bishop of Washington, D.C.