September 16, 2019
Dear St. Paul’s Families,
As many of you know, we recently conducted our 2nd annual family survey. We received an outstanding response, with over 60% of our families participating. I would like to thank everyone who took part - in our partnership, your voice matters. The 467 completed surveys generated an extremely robust data set, and school leadership spent much of the summer “mining” this data for themes and patterns. We were very gratified with the overall positivity of the survey: St. Paul’s received 4.65/5 stars, and 97% of St. Paul’s families said they would refer a friend to the school. Directionals are positive as well, as our ratings ticked up in every category rated. We most enjoyed the 71 printed pages of individual faculty/staff kudos - we read nearly a thousand of them! Your feedback confirms that the faculty and staff are St. Paul’s greatest resource. At an institutional level, we rate a solid “A” from some pretty high standard evaluators. However, we will never rest on our laurels and are firmly committed to continuous improvement as a school. Your children deserve no less.
For clarity and ease of review, we’ve broken the survey results into major thematic areas. Under each, I’ll briefly relate the feedback themes and the areas on which we will “focus forward” over the next several school years. I’m confident that many of our efforts will be of direct interest to your family. I invite you to review the functional areas below and see which relates to your hopes and desires for your child. You may be surprised!
The love and excitement that I feel about St. Paul’s – and the open partnership which we all deserve – leads me to want to share with you the long forward strides we are making as an institution. While these plans, which will unfold over the next several years, are ambitious, the leadership of the school was unanimous in their belief that we have the vision, the talent, and the drive to make them a reality. After all, they are being undertaken for the benefit of our true customers – our students – and the brighter future they will in turn help bring. On behalf of the board of trustees and the entire faculty and staff, I thank you for trusting St. Paul’s as partners in the education of your children. You could pay us no greater compliment.
N. Blair Fisher
Head of School