If you think character is more
important than charisma,
you might just be a Saint.

At St. Paul’s, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Sure, we’ve graduated our fair share of National Merit Scholars and major-league athletes (more than most schools in Mobile, in fact), but we’re more proud of what’s harder to measure: character.

Every week, you’ll find our students out in their communities, distributing food, volunteering at shelters, and just in general lending a hand – wherever one is needed. And on campus? Treating one another with tolerance, compassion, and respect.


is a cornerstone of a St. Paul’s education and love is the centerpiece of our spirituality. We know that a St. Paul’s education does not stop at the threshold of our doors. Our students carry forth their life-long learning and their love for God and one another as they travel throughout their days. True to our Episcopal tradition, St. Paul’s is grounded in Christian beliefs yet welcomes students of all faith backgrounds. Students and teachers gather weekly to attend chapel, and monthly for church services. These moments provide welcome shelter from the whirlwind of daily life, offering time to look inward and to focus on what we have done and left undone. They encourage us to think of loved ones and those in need. At St. Paul’s treating fellow students with dignity and respect is not merely talked about but is lived and taught through the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program implemented throughout grades 3 to 8. Through this program our students are taught skills enabling them to handle a multitude of situations that may arise. At all times St. Paul’s Episcopal School seeks to embody authentic Christian qualities of concern for and acceptance of others, compassion, generosity of spirit, and empathy. Our community service program rises from this world view. In all we do, we instill in our students a reverence for humanity and a sense of personal responsibility, that they use their talents now and throughout their lives to serve others and the world in which we live.

Monthly Devotions by St. Paul's Students and Faculty

Monthly Devotions – St. Paul's Episcopal School
Back to School Devotion
The 2020-2021 school year is certain to be one that we will never forget. In such an uncertain time I am so grateful that all are able to begin this year together. None of us know what the future holds, but one thing is certain, that God will be with us every step of the […]
Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:28:56 AM

Monthly Devotion – March
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the […]
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:36:06 PM

Monthly Devotion – February 2020
We are a nation that loves to celebrate greatness. Not a month goes by that you don’t hear about another Award Show, Hall of Fame Induction, sport crowning a new champion, or a best of feature in a magazine. It’s hard not to fall in the trap ourselves. How do I stack up at work? […]
Friday, February 14, 2020 3:48:13 PM

Monthly Devotion – January 2020
“Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 —  The prospect of a New Year always brings a wide range of emotions. Many are excited to start fresh and reboot while others may have anxiety for what is ahead. It’s during these times that I […]
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:02:42 PM

Monthly Devotion: A Heart of Thankfulness
We are coming up on one of my favorite weeks of the year, Thanksgiving Break. For starters, it’s been a few months since our last day off from school and many of our students and faculty members are excited for some time off with loved ones. Another reason is the focus of the holiday. I […]
Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:25:52 PM

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Grade Level Opportunities

This I Know - PreK-2

This I Know is a weekly, Tuesday morning, bible story time for students in Grades PreK-2. It meets in the church undercroft on the lower school campus.

GEMS - Girls Enrichment Ministry - Grades 3-8

St. Paul’s Episcopal School is honored to offer GEMs, Girls' Enrichment Ministry, to third through eighth grade girls. It is a mom-led, non-denominational optional Bible study. GEMs is offered once a month during your daughter's lunch period. Our mission is to share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to equip our girls to become women of God. We hope your daughter will join us as we study God's word each month. "Let sisterly love continue" Hebrews 13:1

DABS: Donuts and Bible Stories - 3-4
BUCS: Boys United in Christ - 3-8

BUCs, or Boys United in Christ, is a non-denominational optional Bible study for boys in grades 3-8 led by St. Paul's fathers during lunch. It is held twice a month in the cafeteria extension. Our mission is to share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to equip our boys to become men of God. We hope your son will join us as we study God's word each month.

6th Grade Religion Course

St. Paul’s has such a unique opportunity to offer a religion course to our sixth graders through their history class. Because we are an Episcopal school, religion classes emphasize the core beliefs and elements experienced in the Episcopal Church, however, we honor diversity and recognize that many of our students come from various traditions. We hope to focus on what we have in common rather than the differences.

The curriculum challenges students in a loving, accepting, Christian environment to discover what they believe for themselves.  We focus on many of the Bible stories that shape the Christian community of faith despite denomination.

During their sixth grade year, students will learn the basics of the Bible, fully understand the Episcopal worship service, and be prepared to receive communion.  While all students must take religion, we feel you will find this opportunity addresses the spiritual needs of every student.

6th Grade Class Trip to Kanuga

The 6th grade class trip to the Mountain Trail Outdoor School at Kanuga Episcopal Camp and Conference Center each October is viewed as one of the most important trips at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. It is a perfect opportunity for students to grow together as a class and develop a lifelong bond.

The trip offers educational components that focus on spirituality, character building, wildlife ecology, plant ecology, outdoor living, and self-confidence. The students go to daily chapel services to experience God’s grace in the beautiful and picturesque Appalachian Mountains.

The spiritual component of the trip is highlighted by the students first Communion as a St. Paul’s Episcopal student. Students are also encouraged to journal during five days of their trip as a way to record their thoughts and strengthen the spiritual truths they are learning. This trip is just one of the many ways St. Paul's Episcopal School demonstrates its desire to nurture the spiritual and character development of every student.

Morning Campaigners - Grades 9-12

Campaigners is a weekly meeting for students who wish to learn more or grow in their faith through bible study. It's a place where we take on life's tough questions with a group of friends and leaders you can trust. We have a high school campaigner group for every grade and every gender that meets in a local home one morning a week. These groups are in partnership with the local ministry Young Life.

Growth and Community


Chapel services are the heart of our Episcopal and Christian identity.  All students in PreK through 12th grade gather regularly for prayer, song, Scripture reading, and opportunity for reflection.  These chapel services are rooted in the Anglican tradition in both structure and approach.  Once a month, students in grades 5–12 also experience worship in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where the complete Episcopal liturgy and Eucharist are celebrated.
Student leadership is an integral part of every worship opportunity.  In grades preK-2 each week a different class closes worship with a group song on the red carpeted steps leading up to the altar. Singing on the “Red Steps” has become a St. Paul’s family tradition that students and parents cherish.  In grades 3-12 students serve as acolytes, cross bearers, Scripture readers and prayer leaders. The student chorus and strings ensemble also contribute to church services for grades 9-12. Parents are welcome to join us for worship anytime.

Community Service

There is no doubt that there is a spiritual component to all of our acts of service. In Matthew 10:8, Jesus exhorted the disciples, “Freely you have received; freely give.” We want students to understand that our community service program affords them many opportunities to freely give and in doing so they may change a life or even a corner of the world. For more information, please see our Community Service page or contact Leslie Lerner at llerner@stpaulsmobile.net.

What does it mean to be an Episcopal School?

Episcopal schools are created to be communities that honor, celebrate, and worship God as the center of life.  Episcopal school worship embodies the conviction that Christian life is lived out and practiced in community; through corporate prayer and thanksgiving we are reconciled and renewed to “go in peace to love and serve the Lord.”  Episcopal schools are worshipping communities that gather regularly for prayer, reflection and celebration.

St. Paul’s has been established, however, not solely as a community for Christians but as an institution of educational and human formation for people of all faiths and backgrounds.  Episcopal school worship embraces the full breadth of the human family just as Christ did when he spoke to those who crowded around him during his earthly ministry.

St. Paul’s is called to fulfill two simultaneous commitments: to provide students an authentic experience of Christian worship; and to welcome, affirm, and support the spiritual development of students of all faiths or no faith at all.

Taken from the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

For more information on Episcopal schools, please see www.episcopalschools.org.


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