Quick Facts

Mission Statement

St. Paul's School has been a Place of Love and Learning since 1966. Our school’s mission is to provide a learning experience of high academic standards in a Christian environment, where children can develop their intellectual abilities and their sense of self-worth and responsibility, and where students, parents, and staff form a close, caring community where all support and share in each other’s growth.

School Profile

St. Paul’s School is a coeducational, independent Christian school serving preschool through eighth grade students. St. Paul’s is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of trustees.

Accreditation

Saint Paul’s School is accredited through the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Campus & Facilities

St. Paul’s School has been located on Mae Carden off of Goshen Avenue since 1987. The 7.5-acre campus, owned by the school, is adjacent to a quiet residential neighborhood. The campus is composed of spacious classrooms, a chapel, library, science lab, computer lab, garden spaces, art studio, and large outdoor play areas.

Enrollment

St. Paul’s serves between 350 and 380 students each year. There are two classes for each grade level from pre-kindergarten and eighth grade, and the average class size is 18.

Student Body

St. Paul’s School seeks to enroll determined students who demonstrate good academic skills. Our goal is to develop self-motivated students who think critically, persevere when challenged, and set high expectations for themselves. Students are encouraged to develop their personal strengths and to be passionate about learning. We welcome students of all faiths, races, and national or ethnic origins; tolerance and respect for diverse views and beliefs is taught and expected. At St. Paul’s, the community is excited about exploring new ideas while maintaining its traditional values.

Academic School Day

St. Paul’s School begins at 8:10 am and ends at

            2 pm for Pre-school and Pre-Kindergarten

            2 pm for Kindergarten

            3 pm for Primary and Intermediate Grades (1st-5th)

            3:30 pm for Middle School School (6th-8th)

Extended Care Hours

Extended care is available before school from 7:00 am to 8:00 am and after school until 5:30 pm for Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten and until 6:00 pm for Kindergarten - 8th grade at a cost of $3.00/hr.

Athletics

Middle school students participate in flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, track-and-field, baseball, and softball. We encourage our middle school students to participate in the athletic program and they have the opportunity to experience a variety of competitive sports. Saint Paul’s School belongs to the Tulare County Small Schools League.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Cost of attendance for the 2015-16 school year:

Preschool (3 days) - $4,100
Preschool (5 days) - $5,350
Lower Grades (PreK-5) - $6,330
Middle Grades (6-8) - $6,580

Tuition rates are based on a 10-month payment plan.  A 3% discount is given if paid in full prior to Sept 1.

Sibling discount is $200 per child/yr.

Tuition does not include extended care, field trips, musical opportunities, school photos, and yearbook expenses.

Extended care is not included in tuition, but is available before school from 7:00 am to 8:00 am and after school until 5:30 pm for preschool/pre-K and until 6:00 pm for K-8th grades at a cost of $3.00/hr.  The affordable extended care program makes the overall cost of the school very reasonable, especially for those in need of childcare.

Partial financial aid is available upon review of applications, which may be obtained from the School Director.  Students holding financial aid must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all subjects.  All financial aid information is kept confidential by the Financial Aid Review Committee.

All financial aid is generated by donations and fund-raising activities sponsored through the school.  Donations to this fund are tax deductible and are gratefully accepted.