Our program aims to graduate motivated young scholars who are ready for university and have intentional post upper school plans. To that end, we offer broad, rigorous training in the liberal arts and sciences. We stress independent thinking, writing, critical reading, self-discipline, and creativity. We have a broad-based instructional curriculum with specialists in art, music, physical education, Spanish and a selection of Advanced Placement options
Small class sizes, and a challenging, nurturing environment characterize the St. Paul’s experience. Respectful, trusting relationships enhance learning as teachers provide meaningful and significant attention to each student. Classes range from 4 to 17 students to ensure the greatest personalized educational experience. The flexibility to work with each student’s schedule allows for students to customize their upper school experience.
Premier College Preparatory Program
The upper school program has learning outcomes that exceed state and national standards. The advanced math placement from the middle school program transitions into personalized upper school Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities. A comprehensive Spanish program that builds from the Middle School allows students the opportunity to test out of first year upper school courses and requirements and move toward advanced opportunities. With all the Advanced Placement courses offered, the average class scores range from 3.6 to 4, with more than 20% of AP students scoring a 5 (top of the test score range).
Students have have access to our college level science facilities
The upper school is a cohesive collective that has specific experiences crafted for them. They go on an international trip every other year, which correlates to their curriculum. Often these trips are right after the last day of school to avoid missed class time. The previous class trips students, with their teacher chaperones, visited Italy and Spain. They also have options to hike and camp as a group in order to cultivate mutual respect and connections.
“Overall, the whole trip was a unique experience that grew every student as both a person and a traveler, and it bonded the whole group together as a cohesive unit”
-11th grade student Autumn Engebretson
In addition to the Advance Placement (AP) courses, Career and College Counseling class, and Peace and Social Justice course there are flexible opportunities for electives available to upper school students. Along with this, students are given the option to take online classes that fit each student’s individual interests.
Advance Placement courses provided to give students the opportunity to earn university credit