Another Record Yield for Admission at St. Paul’s School

Tenley Rooney
SPS to Welcome 147 New Students in September

Calling it one of the most selective years to date, St. Paul’s School Dean of Admission Scott Bohan ’94 has nothing but praise for the quality of new students admitted for the 2016-17 school year.

The Office of Admission received more than 1,450 applications – among the highest in the fully residential School’s history – from prospective students around the world.

The admission process relies on teacher recommendations, along with evidence of a student’s academic talent, passionate interest in sports or theater, and community involvement.

“We've admitted kids we believe are of good character, and who will be role models for our own children,” said Bohan.

The School accepted 147 students from 25 states and 13 countries, with 10 percent coming from New Hampshire. This resulted in an admittance rate of just 13 percent, with an overall record yield of 80 percent of teens who have accepted offers of enrollment. The total number of registered students for the Fall Term is expected to be 530.

Among the students joining the SPS community are 33 students of color. The ratio of boys to girls is nearly even. Twenty-eight of the new students live outside of the United States, and 19 hold international citizenship.

The School recognizes the cost of attendance is among the highest in the country and offers full assistance to American families earning less than $125,000 annually. Families earning between $125,000 and $250,000 will be expected to contribute no more than 10 percent of their annual household income toward their child’s education. Nearly 41 percent of all St. Paul’s School students are receiving some level of aid.