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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$62,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,000
Received Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid
$55,335
From St. Paul's School

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, a 95,000 square-foot Athletic & Fitness Center, indoor rowing tanks, the Crumpacker Boathouse, dual ice rinks, indoor squash and tennis courts, nine athletic fields, a lighted artificial-turf field, the Friedman Community Center, Visual Arts Building, and Crumpacker Gallery.

SPS awarded more than $12.1 million in financial aid during the 2019-20 academic year alone. We are committed to making our school an affordable option for families.

St. Paul's School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1410
147 responses
Average ACT
32
64 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • I love the Cricket holiday in Falll Term.
    34%
  • Fiske Cup is one of my favorite school events!
    16%
  • I really enjoy the Night Games in each term.
    16%
  • Mish
    16%
  • Nash Bash in the first week
    13%
  • Boar’s Head Feast
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    100%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students
    15%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    544
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses

    St. Paul's School Reviews

    80 reviews
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    This year was my first at St. Paul’s School, and so far I have only good things to say about my experience. Overall, SPS has given me the opportunity to expand my horizons into different activities, subjects, and ideas which have, in my opinion, helped me grow as a person. Due to its selective nature, the school is made up entirely of students who want to be there and this affects classes and everyday life for the better. Because it’s relatively small, I find that it’s really easy to make friends and the student body feels more like a family than anything else. There are still a lot of things that the school needs to work on, such as greater diversity and art culture, but the administration is very receptive to the feelings of our students and has addressed them constructively. I would recommend SPS to anyone!
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    SPS offers endless opportunities to its students, who all live on campus (100% residential, no day students). The school is academically very rigorous and has an amazing curriculum. College placement rivals any other school in the world. The sports teams are usually very competitive and tightly knit, and it is generally a pretty friendly and welcoming community, no matter your interests and personal preferences. The student body is incredibly diverse and super talented.
    Three years ago, I had no idea that choosing St. Paul's (over two similarly prestigious institutions) was the best decision of my life. This is due to a variety of factors. First, the school's academic stature is matched by very few high schools across the nation. The campus is one of the most beautiful I have seen, even when compared to universities. However, what makes St. Paul's such a special place is the community, and the fact that SPS is fully residential. My teachers, advisors, and coaches never failed to provide their utmost support and care in all aspects of my life at St. Paul's. I found the majority of my peers to be very engaged, hardworking, and friendly individuals who only furthered my learning in and out of the classroom. Thank you, St. Paul's.