Approach & Philosophy

Curiosity. Engagement with ideas. The excitement of discovery. We encourage students to see the possibilities. Gifted teachers in all subjects create an environment where students are able to step out of their comfort zone and take control of their education.
Community is what we do best. Students come to St. Paul’s eager to learn and they are supported by faculty who take the time to know each student. Our goal is to spark a lifelong passion for learning that yields the tools to succeed right now and long after graduation. We do this work together, and we are all better because of it.

Our academic program is enriched by our SPS 360 approach, the idea that students learn best when they can build strong relationships, experience diverse learning methods, partake in active and cooperative learning, and ultimately learn values-based skills that serve them well beyond their time at SPS.

Areas of Study

Students are surrounded by peers and teachers who share a passion for learning, and are challenged by a curriculum that offers unsurpassed opportunities. Students build the knowledge and skills that will carry them to college and careers with confidence. From humanities to languages, from mathematics to science—students will find a wide variety of courses unfolding within our dynamic classrooms.
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Principles of Learning

  • Scholarship: Openness to new ideas. Developing a nuanced understanding of material, not just memorizing it for a test.

  • Collaboration: Learning is a community enterprise. The shared rewards of a team's achievements are worth a project's hard work.

  • Innovation: We are committed to adopting the most effective ways of helping young people learn—and enjoy their learning.

  • Mission: Being steadfast in our commitment to social responsibility. Leading young people toward lives of service toward a greater good.

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“Everyone here wants to be the best that they can be. We push ourselves in the classroom and we all learn lessons from each other.”
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Honor Code

To live honorably, we as members of the St. Paul's community strive to be truthful, respectful, and kind.
Scholarship. Leadership.
Character. Community.
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