Founded in 1856, St. Paul's School is a highly academic, 100-percent boarding school located 68 miles from Boston, on a historic campus of 2,000 wooded acres in New Hampshire.
The school's 530 students benefit from wonderful facilities including the Lindsay Center for Mathematics and Science, Friedman Community Center, a newly renovated Fine Arts Building, a 95,000-square-foot Athletic & Fitness Center, and dual ice rinks.
SPS awarded more than $11.2 million in financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year alone. We are committed to making our school an affordable option for families.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
St. Paul's School Reviews
If you are considering going, know that you'll make really good friends and be expected to work hard. The all-residential aspect is distinctive, as is morning chapel. The sports requirement was an unexpectedly fun and rewarding area for me to grow and challenge myself.
My time there was influential in my development both in the sense that I became more confident, diligent, and analytical and in that I formed strong friendships with those around me. There were elements of the school culture that felt insular and sometimes stifling, but going to St. Paul's was the best option for me at the time and I am grateful for the experience on the whole.
There are, however, some things about the student body that could be changed.
I happen to be one of the few students on a full scholarship to have attended this school. I was unfortunately faced with issues that stemmed from my culture, gender, and financial background. As with many other private institutions, poor students of color will often find themselves ostracized from the student body. This can be witnessed at many school events at St. Paul's. In the future, I hope to continue seeing more faculty and students dedicate themselves to changing the culture that has allowed this to happen.