Our guiding principles are derived from our mission, and our Strategic Plan, Draw Forth What is Best, puts those principles into action by outlining strategic investments in our people, places, and programs that will position St. Paul’s School to keep evolving our model of excellence in the years ahead.
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.
Guiding Principles & Strategic Priorities
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.
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.