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.