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St. Paul School

St. Paul School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City


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St. Paul School says

St. Paul School is a ministry of St. Paul Church established in 1864 – at the time, the oldest parish north of Monterey, CA. The Conventual Franciscan Friars serve as advisors of the school community. St. Paul School parish began construction of the school on January 15, 1952 and opened its school on September 3rd with enrollment of 184 students in grades 1 through 4. Beginning the 2014-15 school year, a preschool serving 21 children and a transitional kindergarten class was added to its elementary and middle school. The school serves a diverse cultural and socio-economic population that spans four cities and three towns.

St. Paul School’s community of teachers, staff and parents together provide an enriched academic curriculum and learning environment that enables students to achieve their highest learning potential.

The class sizes are small. They teach by example, the “whole child” guided by faith, Catholic values and common core state standards. They incorporate social /emotional and executive functioning skills into their teaching and learning. They subscribe to positive discipline making behavior and personal success an attractive choice. The school includes technology, music, art and PE during the week for all grades and offer Spanish from grades 5-8.

Through a state sponsored grant, the school offers FREE before and after school Expanded Day Learning including homework time.

St. Paul School is fully accredited by both WCEA and WASC.


Curriculum development is the responsibility of the principal and faculty within the guidelines of common core state standards, Diocesan Guidelines, and California curriculum frameworks. St. Paul School teaches children academic skills which are applied to real world/hands on situations. Teachers uses a variety of evidence to assess students' learning including benchmark testing, project based learning and written demonstration.

The subjects taught include : Religion/Family Life, Math, Science, Computers Language Arts, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Handwriting, Social Studies Science/Health/Drug Ed Spanish language grades 5-8 Music, Visual Art Physical Education

Mission Statement

St. Paul School in the Diocese of Oakland educates children in the Catholic faith and nurtures their minds, bodies, and souls, inspiring them to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, achieve their highest academic and creative potential, and actively serve and enrich the community.


Admission Information

Our school year begins in August and runs through early June. We run on the trimester system.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.



Academic Calendar: Trimester

Student Services

Student Services
    Academic Support Services
  • St. Paul School offers differentiated instruction to address different learning styles. The school subscribes to Title One services for those students qualifying. Our after school program offers tutoring and homework time daily.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 198
Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Dress Code Uniform
Principal   Natalie Lenz-Acuna


St. Paul’s Expanded Learning Program provides expanded learning opportunities for a group of students and families who are committed to a longer school day. A 21 st Century grant provides funding for this program. It offers homework assistance and academic support and enrichment in the areas of: Science, Technology, Engineering, Executive functioning, Arts, Athletics, and Math (STEEAAM) on regular school days, Before School and After School, and on some non-school days. St. Paul Athletics (SPA) includes community and Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sports to provide a complete athletic experience to the students of St. Paul School and to registered parishioners of St. Paul Church that reside within the parish boundaries. Other Extracurricular: St. Paul also offers fee-based enrichment classes after school hours. The offerings vary depending on student interest. We have offered classes such as kung-fu, tap/ballet, chess club, French club, ceramics (hand building), Sarah Science.
  • Ballet
  • Choir
  • General Sports
  • Soccer
  • Tap
  • Track and Field
  • Yearbook
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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