St. Paul The Apostle School

St. Paul the Apostle School is located in southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has served students in grades preschool through eighth for almost 60 years.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Paul The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy bottoms and polo shirts or plaid skirts/jumpers)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,400
Tuition NotesMany discounts and scholarships available.


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • St. Paul the Apostle School is located in southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has served students in grades preschool through eighth for forty years. The mission of St. Paul's is to provide a high quality Catholic education to students and guide each child to reach his or her full potential. 
  • The mission of St. Paul's is to provide a high quality Catholic education to students and guide each child to reach his or her full potential.
  • We continually respond, adapt and innovate to best serve our community and students.
  • Our community is an extension of family, we support, encourage each other and have lots of fun together. Here at St. Paul the Apostle we believe everyone belongs and our many programs, activities and community events support our cause. Our families always have a home at St. Paul the Apostle!

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Love, love, love St. Paul the Apostle School! I have three children there, and we are very proud to be a part of this great community. The teachers and staff are awesome! They go above and beyond to ensure safety, happiness and a quality education for my children.
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We couldn`t ask for a better school for our children! The principal and her leadership sets a tone of respect, high moral principals, fantastic academics and a loving environment that focuses on educating the whole person. We are so grateful for the committed teachers who truly care about the students and are dedicated in every way. We highly recommend St. Paul`s to anyone who is looking to belong to a wonderful community of families who are committed to the success of the overall mission. With five children spanning the ages of 3-13, we have seen all areas of the school and are very happy. We also love that the junior high students are involved in faith families and book buddies and other programs where the little ones look up to the older students as they cooperate in these mixed class learning opportunities. We can`t say enough great things about this school and community!
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A wonderful place to send your child. Such a welcoming community that makes you feel right at home. Kids will be taught curriculum at all schools; however, character is something St. Paul's will cultivate, guiding students throughout their lives. This is such a special place to belong and we are thankful for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School.
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The average private school tuition in Grand Rapids, MI is $4,451 for elementary schools and $9,215 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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