The Lower School (Grades K-4) teaches students self-discipline and holistic awareness through a rich, challenging educational environment. We have a broad-based instructional curriculum with specialists in art, music, physical education, library, and Spanish. Our small class sizes provide our students with individual attention and one-on-one support. The lower school program has learning outcomes that exceed state and national standards.
Our college preparatory program prepares our students for middle school, which guides them toward future collegiate career aspirations. The small class size average of 12 students, helps teachers understand individual student needs, strengths and gifts. We have a common math hour to help facilitate mathematics by ability, and our curriculum follows standards from experts in each subject area.
Lower School students participate in a wide-range of curriculum-based field trips, including the Mt. Baker Theater, Museum of Electricity, Washington State History Museum, and Western Washington University’s science facilities. Learning extends beyond the classroom as we strive for experiential education programs through field trips for students.
Our children have been doing great academically and socially, thanks to the wonderful team at St. Paul’s Academy. – Randeep and Sandeep Barha (2nd and 6th Grade Parents)
We welcome students and teachers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Students assemble for chapel services twice a week, and have the opportunity to explore and discuss spiritual matters and to develop a social consciousness. Our Chaplain provides age-appropriate messages that address the practical and spiritual needs of our students. We teach ecumenical Christian values and promote our Core Commitments. Many of our students are of non-ecumenical faith and we both embrace and celebrate our rich religious diversity represented in the student body. This has earned the respect, support and participation of families and students from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and other traditions/ beliefs.
Our school community, rooted in Christian values and our four core commitments, is committed to free and open inquiry at every level.
A variety of summer camps and afterschool enrichment opportunities allow for extended learning, where students focus on their specific interests while socializing with others. The continuation from preschool to middle school, and fewer release days compared to other schools in the area give St. Paul’s students more instructional time and teaching contact with students.
10% more instruction time compared to Public Schools