St. Paul`s School is a co-educational, fully residential high school founded in 1856.
We are an Episcopal school, welcoming of all faiths, made up of approximately 540 students from all over the world.
We are a community of students and teachers and families, who live and learn together.
We try to live by our School Prayer, which urges kindness and an eagerness to "bear the burdens of others." St. Paul`s is academically rigorous, but staffed with teachers who take the time to know the whole student, whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, on the athletic fields, or along one of the many paths that wind through the 2,000 acre campus.
At the heart of our academic program is a commitment to learner-centered instruction in which students make discoveries for themselves with guidance from and in partnership with their teachers.
In the St. Paul`s classrooms, you will be surrounded by other students and teachers who share your passion for learning. You will be challenged by a curriculum that offers unsurpassed opportunities.
You will build the knowledge and skills that will carry you with confidence to college and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1856

Student Body

Total Students
530 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
St. Paul's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Chinese, Advanced French, Advanced German, Advanced Japane
Average SAT score
1403
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$55,869
Acceptance Rate
16%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dana Anselmi
Endowment Size
$673 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
63 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
@SPSVogue, 13 Blues and Islands Caribbean Affinity Group, American Sign Language Club, Angler’s Society, Asian Society, Braille Club, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Classical Film Society, Classics Society, Common Ground, Cooking Cultures Club, Criminal Justice Reform Group, Dairy Appreciation Society, Debate, Deli Line, Eco Action, Engineering and Robotics Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Fly Tying Club, Funkdefied, GAINS, GSA, Horae Scholasticae, Humans of SPS, iLaf, Indian Society, International Society, Investing Club, Japanese Society, Justice and Social Equity for Asians and Asian Americans, Kitchen Society, LatinX, LettuceHeads, Mock Trial, Model UN, Onyx, Physics & Astronomy Club, Plant Appreciation Society, Ski Club, Sports Appreciation and Debate, SPS Boxing Club, SPS Tech, Student Cultural Alliance, Surf Club, Tea and Coffee Club, The Biology Society, The Minecraft Society, The Pelican, The Testostertones, The UNICEF Club, The Voyager, Tides, Transitions, Ultimate Frisbee Spikeball Champions League Society Club Team, Vibes, Women of Color, WSPS, Yoga Club, Young Democrats, Young Independents, Young Republicans, Young Women’s Club

School Notes

  • St. Paul`s School is a co-educational, fully residential high school founded in 1856.
  • We are an Episcopal school, welcoming of all faiths, made up of approximately 540 students from all over the world.
  • We are a community of students and teachers and families, who live and learn together.
  • We try to live by our School Prayer, which urges kindness and an eagerness to "bear the burdens of others." St. Paul`s is academically rigorous, but staffed with teachers who take the time to know the whole student, whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, on the athletic fields, or along one of the many paths that wind through the 2,000 acre campus.
  • At the heart of our academic program is a commitment to learner-centered instruction in which students make discoveries for themselves with guidance from and in partnership with their teachers.
  • In the St. Paul`s classrooms, you will be surrounded by other students and teachers who share your passion for learning. You will be challenged by a curriculum that offers unsurpassed opportunities.
  • You will build the knowledge and skills that will carry you with confidence to college and beyond.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Kerry - U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
    • Garry Trudeau - Cartoonist, Doonesbury
    • Robert Mueller - Director, FBI
    • Lorene Cary - Author/Speaker
    • Jeff Halpern - NHL All-Star
    • Hobey Baker - Renowned hockey star and World War I war hero
    • Edward Harkness - Philanthropist
    • William Randolph Hearst - Newspaper publisher
    • Nick Stoller - Filmmaker and Producer
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Paul's School cost?

St. Paul's School's tuition is approximately $62,000 for private students.

What schools are St. Paul's School often compared to?

St. Paul's Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Phillips Exeter Academy by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Paul's School?

The acceptance rate of St. Paul's School is 16%, which is lower than the national average of 74%. St. Paul's School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Hampshire with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from St. Paul's School?

St. Paul's School famous alumni include: John Kerry, Garry Trudeau, Robert Mueller, Lorene Cary, Jeff Halpern, Hobey Baker, Edward Harkness, William Randolph Hearst and Nick Stoller.

What sports does St. Paul's School offer?

St. Paul's School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. St. Paul's School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for most sports offered.

What is St. Paul's School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Paul's School?

The application deadline for St. Paul's School is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Merrimack County, NH is $32,690 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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