St. Paul's Episcopal School

  • 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.
  • St. Paul`s is a leader in providing students with the experiences and skills they need to thrive in today`s world an excellent academic foundation, facility in confronting complex problems, and an appreciation of the richness of difference. Through instruction from our dedicated teachers, our students gain skill, purpose, and empathy.
  • St. Paul's students are sought by the top tier of high schools.  Thank you for getting to know us.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1975

Student Body

Total Students392 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
64%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeSt. Paul's Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / Jan. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,750
Tuition NotesTuition for K - 5th grade is $28,750; for 6th-8th grade it is $32,750. About 50% of our families receive tuition assistance.
% on Financial Aid
51%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,322
Admissions DirectorNicole Start
Admissions AssociateSimrita Dhanjal

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Advanced Math

Club or Organization:
Spanish Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama

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. 
  • Our successful approach is based on three principles: 
  • 1. Supporting students as fearless learners is the best path to academic rigor.Through thoughtful cultivation of the social-emotional growth of our students, we create a supportive community where students approach academic, intellectual, and personal challenges with confidence and courage. 2. We make service and learning interdependent.Our students engage in long-term service projects every year they are here. We help them understand the importance of serving their community and caring for the planet. Their projects reinforce lessons from the classroom, which helps them see first-hand why what they`re learning is important. 3. Deeper learning can be achieved by harnessing the power of diversity.St. Paul`s is one of the most racially and socio-economically diverse independent schools in the nation, and we nurture open and empathetic exploration of cultural, spiritual, and individual differences. Research has shown that a diverse student population fuels critical thinking and results in academic excellence. 
  • 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: https://www.spes.org/Admissions/Overview. We look forward to getting to know your family; please come for a tour of our school to learn more about us!

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