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St. Paul's School

School Name: St. Paul's School
Location: 325 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Founded Year: 1856
Religion: Episcopal
Motto: Ea discamus in terris quorum scientia perseveret in coelis (Let us learn those things on Earth the knowledge of which continues in Heaven)
Type: Co-ed
Boarding Age: 14-18
Year Group: Grade 9 - Grade 12
No. of Students: 536
No. of Boarders: 536
Average Class: 11 students
School Facilities:
Average SAT: 687 verbal, 693 math., 669 writing (2006)
Entry Requirement:
Extracurricular Activities:

17 interscholastic, 8 clubs

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Scott P. Bohan
325 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire, USA
+1 (603) 229 4700

The School

  • The school is one of only six remaining 100% residential boarding schools.
  • Classes are held in fi ve buildings: language and humanities classes meet in the Schoolhouse; math and science classes in the Lindsay Family Center for Mathematics and Science; visual arts in Hargate (planned to be moved to Moore); music and ballet classes in the Oates Performing Arts Center; and theater classes, in the New Space black box theater.
  • St. Paul's operates on a six-day school week, Monday through Saturday. Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, are half-days, with athletic games or practices in the afternoons. The school has four grades, known at St. Paul's as "forms": "Third Form", which corresponds to ninth grade, up through "Sixth Form", which corresponds to twelfth grade.
  • St. Paul's conducts most of its classes using the Harkness method, which encourages discussion between students and the teacher, and between students.


  • Part I of the application is the Candidate Profi le, which is accepted by other schools.
  • Part II of the application is the Candidate and Parent Statements, which consists of schoolspeci  c essays for candidate and candidate's parent(s) to complete.

Boarding Houses

  • There are 18 dorms, nine boys' and nine girls', which each house between 20 and 40 students and are vertically integrated: every dorm has members of all four classes.

2012/13 US High School Boarding Fees# (USD$) Per Year

7th Grade (12/13 Years Old)8th Grade (13/14 Years Old)9th Grade Freshman Year (14/15 Years Old)10th Grade Sophomore Year (15-16 Years Old)11th Grade Junior Year (16-17 Years Old)12th Grade Senior Year (17-18 Years Old)

Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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