Our mission is to provide a high quality education for the families of our congregation and community. St. Paul's became accredited as a first step in meeting this objective. Accreditation is a disignation awarded to private schools upon completing a set of standards during a thorough review by a body of its peers. Our school underwent a comprehensive self-study that touched on standards including admission, development, communications, academics, athletics, and student life. A review committee evaluated our work to determine whether or not these standards were met. When St. Paul's achieved accredited status in July of 2015, more than 93% of all the standards were fully met. A School Improvement Plan was created to address the remaining objectives, which is reviewed annually by our accrediting agency.
In addition to accrediation, we have also developed a 10-year vision for the future of our school. This document was given the title, “Light the Way”, in reference to the passage from Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” We envision students from St. Paul’s to be lights in our community through both their academic gifts and their spiritual foundation. By sharing their faith in both words and actions, it is our prayer that our students may lead others to the same sure hope that all Christians possess – that of eternal life which has been won for us through Jesus. To learn more about our school vision, click on the links below.
* Overview of St. Paul's Vision, "Light the Way"
* 1-2 Year Vision Objectives
* 6-10 Year Vision Objectives
We are also blessed to have highly qualified instructors at our school. Qualified, Christian teachers see their students as blessings from the Lord and their time in the classroom as an opportunity to serve their Savior while serving their students. Throughout the day, students see faith in action as it is displayed by their teacher's words, actions, attitudes, and even discipline. Small class sizes allow teachers to give individual attention to students and develop a relationship with students and parents. Teachers also make summer home visits to develop that personal contact with each family for the purpose of working together in Christian education.
Upper grade teachers are using the specific abilities the Lord has given to each in a semi-departmentalized (middle school) system. Each teacher teaches a subject in which they are especially qualified. Students then move to that classroom for that teacher's particular subject.