St. Paul's School

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Paul's School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 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
1906
Campus Size
2000 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
540 students
319 students
% Students of Color
49%
25%
% International Students
22%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
68%
Average SAT Score
1430
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
32
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Less than once a month
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
79%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$673 million
(Endowment as of 6/30/2022)
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$65,410
$64,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,900
Summer Program Cost
$5,200
% Students on Financial Aid
38%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$57,000
(Need-based)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
16%
60%
Dean of Admission
Dana Anselmi
Associate Director of Admission
Tim Caryl-Klika

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
27
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Angler’s Society, Asian Society, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Classics Society, Debate, Deli Line, Eco Action, Engineering and Robotics Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Funkdefied, GAINS, GSA, Horae Scholasticae, Indian Society, International Society, Japanese Society, Justice and Social Equity for Asians and Asian Americans, LatinX, Model UN, Onyx, The Pelican, Women of Color, Young Democrats, Young Independents, Young Republicans, Young Women’s Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2020 - 2023
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Brown University
29
Georgetown University
27
Yale University
22
University of Virginia
20
Columbia University
18
Tufts University
18
New York University
15
Colby College
14
Boston College
11
Harvard University
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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Paul's School cost?
St. Paul's School's tuition is approximately $65,410 for boarding students.
What schools are St. Paul's School often compared to?
St. Paul's Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Phillips Exeter Academy, Deerfield Academy, Phillips Academy Andover by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Paul's School?
The acceptance rate of St. Paul's School is 16%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. St. Paul's School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from St. Paul's School?
St. Paul's School famous alumni include: John Kerry, Garry Trudeau, Robert Mueller, Lorene Cary, Jeff Halpern, Hobey Baker, Edward Harkness, William Randolph Hearst and Nick Stoller.
What sports does St. Paul's School offer?
St. Paul's School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Does St. Paul's School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Paul's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is St. Paul's School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Paul's School?
The application deadline for St. Paul's School is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

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. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $65,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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