St. Paul's Episcopal School

116 Montecito Ave
Oakland, CA 94610-0946
Tel: (510)285-9600
Grades: K-8 | 360 students
Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal School, an independent, co-educational K-8 school in Oakland, CA. Our school was founded in 1975 in the belief that a school must be actively engaged with its community.
We warmly welcome families and faculty members of all faiths and those who do not practice a faith.
Our mission: St. Paul's prepares students to be confident and skiled learners, cultivates in them a strong sense of purpose, and inspires them to be generous and active citizens of the world.
Through instruction from our dedicated teachers, our students experience academic rigor by solving complex problems and pursue fearless learning by building resilience and practicing taking academic risks.
They grow as citizens in a school environment that emphasizes diversity, inclusion, servie, and stewardship.
St. Paul's students are sought by the top tier of high schools.
Thank you for getting to know us.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 360 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St. Paul's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,200
Tuition Notes Tuition for K - 5th grade is $22,200; for 6th-8th grade it is $23,920. About 50% of our families receive tuition assistance.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,322
Admissions Director Nicole Start
Admissions Associate VIcky Chen


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advanced Math, Band, Drama, Hip Hop Dance, Spanish Club, Student Council, Yearbook Advanced Math, Band, Drama, Hip Hop Dance, Spanish Club, Yearbook, Student Council,

School Notes:

  • St. Paul's Episcopal School provides an education that is intellectually challenging and morally enriching. The School enrolls students from widely diverse cultural, religious, family, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who are motivated to succeed and who, by the virtue of their character, will contribute to the life and spirit of the School. Students are admitted on the basis of academic and social skills, developmental readiness, past school experience, recommendations and character. Kindergarten and sixth grade are primary entry points into the school. 
  • Recent high school acceptances included Bentley, Bishop O' Dowd, College Preparatory School, Head-Royce, International High School, and Lick-Wilmerding. Our young graduates have gone on to college at Stanford, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Rice, Spelman, the University of California at Berkeley and many other excellent schools. 
  • The St. Paul’s Admissions process begins in the fall prior to the planned year of attendance. The applications process has three required steps: A tour of the School, the completion of an application, and an assessment. For details, please visit our website: We look forward to getting to know your family; please come for a tour of our school to learn more about us!

Profile last updated: 08/05/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Pauls Episcopal School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grand Lake Montessori (0.6 miles away)
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  • Oakland
    Grades: K-8 | 359 students
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    116 Montecito Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94610
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-12 | 199 students
    0.4 miles
    1900 Harrison
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • Oakland
    Grand Lake Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 170 students
    0.6 miles
    466 Chetwood St
    Oakland, CA 94610
  • Oakland
    Bayhill High School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 80 students
    0.7 miles
    521 Boden Way
    Oakland, CA 94610
  • Oakland
    Grades: PK-KG | 100 students
    0.7 miles
    246 14th St
    Oakland, CA 94612

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