Saint Paul Catholic Classical School has served the Dallas community for multiple generations.
Why Choose a Catholic Classical Curriculum?Jesus Christ is truth personified. Encouraging children to seek truth, goodness and beauty in all things will ultimately lead them to walk with Christ. At Saint Paul Catholic Classical School, our fundamental tenets are faith, wisdom and virtue; the development of these tenets in our students helps build a foundation in Christ while providing them an enriching education. As you walk through our halls and visit our classrooms, you will see beautiful works of art on the walls, the great books on our shelves, and thriving gardens outside our windows. The Catholic Classical student is curious, asks questions, and approaches the exciting journey of learning with a sense of wonder.
In addition to the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty, a classical curriculum includes the liberal arts: grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy, and Latin. The focus is less on learning facts and memorizing information for the purpose of achieving acceptable grades on standardized tests, but more on learning how to learn, how to think deeply, and how to seek out solutions to problems. Critical thinking and curiosity is encouraged. The "great books" are celebrated and devoured. The study of Latin isn't just about learning the language, it's about learning its connection to the Church and to other languages. School subjects are integrated in a holistic way.
A true Catholic education does not present facts AT students; it encourages students' curiosity. It helps students build habits of inquiry regarding the most fundamental questions in life, therefore, the idea of Catholic classical education follows a different path. It is not linear.
You learn because the more you know about God`s created world, the more you know who God is, and the more you know yourself as a child of God.
It takes the secular model of education and completely reorients it back to what education is really supposed to be about in the first place. Discovery. All students should spend their lives inspired to seek the good, the true, and the beautiful. Students are freed for the joyful pursuit of faith, wisdom, and virtue,
Students are engaged at every level of their humanity: spiritual, intellectual, moral, psychological, emotional and physical
The result is not the goal; the journey to the result is the goal
Students are put in touch with the whole of reality in its truth, goodness and beauty
Classical education is integrative; it unites students and teachers in their shared humanness, enabling them to engage the wholeness of human experience and, therefore, to become more whole themselves
Technology is a tool used for learning, not a tool that must be learned
Students are taught to fearlessly search for truth in all theories, subjects, and concepts
Students are called to something greater than passing standardized tests 

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 172 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,732
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 10 / rolling

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Saint Paul Catholic Classical School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Texas for:

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Attribute
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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild to Moderate Learning Differences and Dyslexia services
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
172 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Saint Paul Catholic Classical School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounts for multiple children, differentiated rates for Catholic parishioners, financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Leslie Hever

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Green Team (Environmental Club), National Junior Honor Society, Student Council (Middle School)

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, dance and theatre club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
YMCA Sports Partnership (all grades)
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
St. Paul is an inclusive community that cares about everyone despite race, color or background. It is an environment that fosters parents involvement in their children's education. Well educated teachers and great student to teacher ratios allow for constant interaction and learning for each student. After 4 years, we love St. Paul and are excited about the well rounded educations our boys are receiving.
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5  
Great school. Low ratios, excellent teachers and staff. Very friendly.
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5  
Thanks for inviting me and my family out to the football field on Sunday, we had an amazing time.
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5  
St. Paul was such a wonderful experience for me. They emphasize family involvement, which has led to a great community overall. Great education at a reasonable price. What more could you want?
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TX School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 172 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,732
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 10 / rolling

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