St. Paul's School

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 548 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1856
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
548 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Paul's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
111 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Chinese, Advanced French, Advanced German, Advanced Japane
Average SAT score
1430
Average ACT score
32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
$5,200
% on Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$57,000
Acceptance Rate
16%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dana Anselmi
Admissions Associate
Tim Caryl-Klika
Endowment Size
$673 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Angler’s Society, Asian Society, Chess Club, Chinese Society, Classics Society, Debate, Deli Line, Eco Action, Engineering and Robotics Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Funkdefied, GAINS, GSA, Horae Scholasticae, Indian Society, International Society, Japanese Society, Justice and Social Equity for Asians and Asian Americans, LatinX, Model UN, Onyx, Physics & Astronomy Club, The Pelican, The Voyager, Tides, Transitions, Women of Color, 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 $65,410 for private students and $5,200 for summer 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.
Does St. Paul's School offer a summer program?
Yes, St. Paul's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 548 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,410
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Merrimack County, NH is $33,472 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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