At a Glance

St. Paul's Episcopal School is an independent, church related, coeducational college preparatory school open to students of all races and creeds. Students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve are served by more than 200 faculty members and staff; more than 60% of administration and faculty hold master or doctorate degrees. The school was founded in 1947 and offers a rigorous academic program of two semesters supplemented by summer offerings and by extensive athletic, artistic, forensic, and service activities.

St. Paul's admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Accreditation

St. Paul's is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. It maintains affiliations with AAIS, ERB, NASSP, NACAC (and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice), SACAC, and the College Board. It belongs to the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Libraries

There are three libraries serving students and faculty at St. Paul's, one each for the Lower School, the Intermediate School, and the Middle/Upper School for Grades PreK – 2, Grades 3 - 5, and Grades 6 - 12. The program at each library is designed to support the curriculum, teach information literacy, encourage pleasure reading, and add enrichment to the educational experience. Collections offer a mix of print materials, such as books and magazines, and a variety of electronic and online resources. By going to the St. Paul's web site, students may access all library catalogs and online resources from any computer on campus as well as from home.

Technology

St. Paul's is a leader in the adoption of technology to enhance the learning environment in the classroom. From its start in the early eighties with a ten-station lab, the St. Paul's technology department has developed a campus-wide network connecting all classrooms. More than 750 laptops connect to the network via wireless access points installed throughout the main campus and more than two hundred workstations are connected by Ethernet.

Beginning in the academic year 2004-2005, the laptop program expanded to include students in grades 7-8. Currently, all students in grades 9-12 are required to have laptops. A technology skills lab, a writing lab and two laptop carts are available for students in grades 5-8. All classrooms are equipped with projectors or other presentation devices.

The school has a computer lab containing 25 laptops for grades 3-4 where they learn typing skills and Microsoft Office programs. There are also Neo-2 and AlphaSmart keyboards in each third and fourth grade classroom. In addition, each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and document camera. Pk-2 classrooms have interactive whiteboards or ceiling mounted projectors, and document cameras.

St. Paul's continually works with teachers to develop new lessons and instructional strategies which take advantage of the technology and provide learning experiences not available in the traditional classroom.

Physical Plant

The school is situated in the Spring Hill residential area of Mobile, Alabama a city whose metropolitan population exceeds 400,000. The school's fully modern facilities are located on a 32-acre wireless campus and feature 85 classrooms, a cafeteria, a 500-seat auditorium, three libraries, three computer labs, science labs, and three gymnasiums. The Fine and Performing Arts Center includes two chorus rooms, band room, strings instruction rooms, soundproof piano practice studios, a photography lab, two art studios, and an art gallery.

St. Paul's outdoor athletic complex includes a football/soccer stadium, baseball and softball fields, a 400-meter track, track and field house, baseball and football field houses, and a weight room.

Middle Range of Standardized Test Scores

SAT/ACT - CLASS OF 2014

Mid 50% of SAT Critical Reading 590-700
Mid 50% of SAT Math 590-700
Mid 50% of SAT Writing 610-670
Mid 50% of ACT COMP 24-30

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