St. Paul's School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 603-229-4700
325 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
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  • 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 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 
2016 School Data
St. Paul's School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1856 1910
Campus Size 2000 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 531 students 298 students
% Students of Color
39%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
67%
Average SAT Score 2028 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1880 - 2180 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 50 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
71%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $549 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$56,460 $52,450
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $52,385 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 89% -
Acceptance Rate
13%
56%
Dean of AdmissionScott P. Bohan
Associate Director of AdmissionTim Caryl-Klika

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 50 16
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 Offered 19 14
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 Organizations 54 23
ExtracurricularsAcolyte Guild, Activities Committee, Afro-Latino Alliance, Angels, Animation Club, Art Association, Athletic Association, Bible Study, Book Club, Bridge Club, Cadmean Concordian Society, Chamber, Chapel, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Chorus, Classic Cinema Club, Classics Society, Community Outreach Program, Concert Club, Cum Laude, Debate Club, Deli Line (coed a cappella singing group), Diversity Club, Eco-Action,

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Georgetown University 29
Brown University 24
Columbia University 21
Dartmouth College 20
Boston College 17
Harvard University 17
Cornell University 15
Princeton University 15
University of Pennsylvania 15
Stanford University 14

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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