St. Paul's School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: 603-229-4700
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.

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  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars   6/9/2018
    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 Stars   12/29/2016
    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 Stars   7/11/2004
    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. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
St. Paul's SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18561910
Campus Size2000 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment530 students300 students
% Students of Color
39%
20%
% International Students
19%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
68%
Average SAT Score1406* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score30*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5017
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
74%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$602.1 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,155$53,300
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
39%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$55,520
(Need-based)
$22,700
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT81%-
Acceptance Rate
16%
55%
Dean of AdmissionScott P. Bohan
Associate Director of AdmissionTim Caryl-Klika

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered5017
CoursesAdvanced Biology: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced Biology: Limnology & Marine Biology, Advanced Biology: Molecular Biology, Advanced Biology: Terrestrial Ecology, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Chinese, Advanced French, Advanced German, Advanced Japanese, Advanced Latin, Advanced Mathematics Seminar, Advanced Photography, Advanced Physics I, Advanced Physics I-2H, Advanced Portfolio: Drawing and Painting, Advanced Portfolio: Sculpture, Advanced Spanish, Calculus 1-2H, Linear Algebra, Mathematics Seminar Honors, Vector Calculus

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1914
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations5423
ExtracurricularsCommunity Outreach Program, Diversity Club, Eco-Action, Missionary Society, WSPS-FM

Club or Organization:
Acolyte Guild, Activities Committee, Afro-Latino Alliance, Angels, Animation Club, Art Association, Athletic Association, Bible Study, Book Club, Bridge Club, Cadmean Concordian Society, Chapel, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Classic Cinema Club, Classics Society, Cum Laude, Debate Club, FunkDeFied, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, Gospel, Hillel Society, Horae Scholasticae (student literary and art magazine), Interfaith Club, International Society, Japanese Club, John Enders Science Club, John Winant Society, Korean Society, Le Cercle Francais, Lectors Guild, Mathematics Society, MOSAIC-Modelling Ongoing Student Action (for an) Inclusive Community, Outing Club, Student Council, Student Cultural Alliance, Taekwondo Society, The Pelican (student newspaper), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber, Chorus, Concert Club, Deli Line (coed a cappella singing group), Jazz Club, Madhatters (all girls a cappella singing group), Madrigal Singers, SPS Ballet Company, T-Tones (all boys a cappella singing group)

College Matriculation

Year: 201710 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University26
Brown University23
Harvard University22
Cornell University20
Dartmouth College20
University of Pennsylvania20
Columbia University17
Boston College15
Bowdoin College15
Princeton University15
Link to Matriculation Data

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 Residential Life 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
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