Thank you for your interest in St. Paul’s School.
We will be with you every step of the way as you explore SPS and, we hope, apply to become a member of our community. We have outlined the application steps below. We look forward to meeting you!
1. Complete Our Online Inquiry Form
Let’s make sure you’re in our admissions database so we can keep you updated throughout the application process.
2. Submit Your Candidate Profile
This is the first step in the Gateway to Prep School application. Be sure to do this well before the application deadline.
4. Apply for Financial Aid
If you are applying for financial aid, submit your aid application at the same time as your admissions application.
5. Submit Your Test Scores — If You’d Like
We don’t require you to submit standardized test scores, but you’re welcome to include any testing you would like.
Learn more about test scores
For the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, St. Paul’s will continue to offer a test-optional application process.
For those students choosing to submit standardized testing, we will accept any testing you wish to include in your application.
Students for whom English is not their primary language or students who have not been in an English-speaking school for the past three years are required to submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. For your reference, most international students score at or above: 100 on the TOEFL, 125 on Duolingo English Test, and 7.5 on the IELTS.
All test scores can be sent directly to St. Paul’s by using the following codes or methods:
- SSAT: 6886;
- ISEE: 300110;
- TOEFL: 2342;
- ACT or SAT: Email a copy of your results to email@example.com;
- State standardized testing: Have your school upload them with your transcripts.
6. Complete Your Application
Finish up your online Gateway to Prep School application. Make sure you’ve included all the required materials.
All materials should be submitted online through the Gateway to Prep School application. A complete application consists of the following:
- Candidate Profile
- Admissions Interview
- Candidate Statement
- Parent Statement
- Current grades and official transcript from previous two years
- Current English Teacher Recommendation
- Current Math Teacher Recommendation
- Personal Recommendation
- Principal/Counselor Recommendation
- Special Interest Recommendation (optional)
- Official copy of standardized test results (optional)
7. Optional Additional Info
If you’re a student athlete, ballet dancer, musician, artist or actor, we encourage you to submit supplementary materials that help you shine.
What to Send
In addition to the requirements listed above, supplementary materials can be submitted directly to the following individuals for consideration:
Actors: Send a YouTube link of your work performing either one contemporary or Shakespearean monologue (maximum one minute), or one song from the American Musical Theater Repertoire (maximum one minute) to Ms. Kirsten McKinney, SPS Director of Theater, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists: Send a PDF or Google Slides link containing 5-20 images of your artwork and 300 words or less on your creative process, artistic background and desire to study art academically at SPS to Mr. Eugene Sarmiento, fine arts instructor, at email@example.com.
Athletes: Send a recorded sample of a recent game or competition to Craig Vandersea in the Admissions Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate clearly which sport(s) you play.
Classical Ballet Dancers: Arrange to take a placement class by contacting Ms. Kate Lydon at 603-229-4689 or email@example.com. If you cannot visit the School, please send a recorded sample of your work to Ms. Kate Lydon, SPS Dance Department.
Musicians: Send a YouTube link of your work with one or two selections, 6 to 10 minutes in length, to Mr. Orlando Pandolfi, SPS Music Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.