325 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
St. Paul's School is committed to educating the whole person and preparing students to make contributions to a changing and challenging world.
The philosophy of St. Paul's School defines education as all of the structured experiences in which students participate: course work, athletics, activities, and our life together as a fully residential school.
These opportunities involve valuable interaction between faculty, students, and staff.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 536 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Class of 2018
5.00
Lehigh University
One of the biggest qualities that stood out during my time at St. Paul's was the campus and the community. You will not come across a more beautiful campus in New England. Covering a span. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
Davidson College
St. Paul's was unique in that it was 100% boarding. Attending a school where absolutely all of the students (and the majority of the staff) reside on the same campus for the entire academic. . .

Class of 2002
5.00
Swarthmore College
One of the most memorable and unique aspects of SPS is the boarding atmosphere. Everyone lives on campus in school housing, even students who hail from the local town. Teachers live on campus. . .

Top Rankings

St. Paul's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
St. Paul's School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1856
1907
Campus Size
2000 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
536 students
300 students
% Students of Color
45%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1376
* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$743 million
(Endowment as of 6/30/2021)
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,000
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
% Students on Financial Aid
39%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$56,206
(Need-based)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
15%
58%
Dean of Admission
Derek Johnson
Associate Director of Admission
Tim Caryl-Klika

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
63
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
@SPSVogue, 13 Blues and Islands Caribbean Affinity Group, American Sign Language Club, Angler’s Society, Asian Society, Braille Club, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Classical Film Society, Classics Society, Common Ground, Cooking Cultures Club, Criminal Justice Reform Group, Dairy Appreciation Society, Debate, Deli Line, Eco Action, Engineering and Robotics Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Fly Tying Club, Funkdefied, GAINS, GSA, Horae Scholasticae, Humans of SPS, iLaf, Indian Society, International Society, Investing Club, Japanese Society, Justice and Social Equity for Asians and Asian Americans, Kitchen Society, LatinX, LettuceHeads, Mock Trial, Model UN, Onyx, Physics & Astronomy Club, Plant Appreciation Society, Ski Club, Sports Appreciation and Debate, SPS Boxing Club, SPS Tech, Student Cultural Alliance, Surf Club, Tea and Coffee Club, The Biology Society, The Minecraft Society, The Pelican, The Testostertones, The UNICEF Club, The Voyager, Tides, Transitions, Ultimate Frisbee Spikeball Champions League Society Club Team, Vibes, Women of Color, WSPS, Yoga Club, Young Democrats, Young Independents, Young Republicans, Young Women’s Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University
25
Brown University
23
Cornell University
21
Harvard University
19
University of Pennsylvania
17
Columbia University
16
Dartmouth College
16
Yale University
16
Middlebury College
12
Boston College
11

School Notes

  • St. Paul's School is committed to educating the whole person and preparing students to make contributions to a changing and challenging world. The philosophy of St. Paul's School defines education as all of the structured experiences in which students participate: course work, athletics, activities, and our life together as a fully residential school. These opportunities involve valuable interaction between faculty, students, and staff. In addition to its academic curriculum, St. Paul's School requires participation in four other areas of community life to complement the academic endeavors of our students: the Living In Community Program, the Community Outreach Program, Athletics, and the Chapel Program. The School's commitment to education and caring for the whole person, as reflected in this all-encompassing view of education, supports and nurtures the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional development of our students.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Kerry - U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
    • Garry Trudeau - Cartoonist, Doonesbury
    • Robert Mueller - Director, FBI
    • Lorene Cary - Author/Speaker
    • Jeff Halpern - NHL All-Star
    • Hobey Baker - Renowned hockey star and World War I war hero
    • Edward Harkness - Philanthropist
    • William Randolph Hearst - Newspaper publisher
    • Nick Stoller - Filmmaker and Producer
Profile last updated: 09/30/2021
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 536 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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