St. Paul’s School educates students to build purposeful lives in service to the greater good. We engage young people in a diverse, inclusive, and ethical community, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in character and scholarship and inspired by the beauty and spirit of our Millville home.
Welcome to Millville.
Begun in 1856 as a school for three boys on land where a mill once stood, St. Paul’s School is now a coeducational, fully residential independent high school serving more than 500 students. Inspired and guided by our Episcopalian values, the School is committed to pursuing the highest standards of excellence in character and scholarship by sustaining a supportive, expansive learning environment where everyone feels a full sense of belonging.
Our School Prayer
Grant, O Lord, that in all the joys of life we may never forget to be kind. Help us to be unselfish in friendship, thoughtful of those less happy than ourselves, and eager to bear the burdens of others; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Our Commitment to Inclusivity
As a fully residential academic community founded in the Episcopal tradition and rooted in enduring humanistic values, St. Paul’s School welcomes and affirms the dignity of all human beings. Increasing diversity, strengthening inclusivity, and deepening equity require deep listening, open hearts, and open minds. We honor and affirm the experiences of our students, faculty, and staff. We take seriously our responsibility to equip our students to engage the world as global citizens who aspire to transform the world in service of the greater good and Beloved Community.
Our Honor Code
To live honorably, we as members of the St. Paul’s community strive to be truthful, respectful, and kind.
The Fully Residential Difference
St. Paul’s School is one of the only fully residential high schools in the country. Here, students and teachers alike live — and love — school. It is in the student houses that many of the strongest friendships are forged. Dorm life includes everything from Friday-night pizza feeds to watching movies in the common room to interacting with faculty families who live in the apartments attached to each house. The SPS community quickly becomes like an extended family. A home away from home.
Originally established on 50 acres of land, the grounds now comprise 2,000 idyllic acres, which include 25 miles of wooded trails, four ponds, and the upper third of the Turkey River. These spaces facilitate respect and reflection for one’s spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being, and for the natural environment, all of which are central to the School’s mission.
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