St. Paul's School

Concord, New Hampshire, USA view map
Co-Ed, Episcopal

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Set on 2,000 wooded acres in New Hampshire's capital city, St. Paul's is one of a few U.S. schools that remains fully boarding, both for students and faculty. SPS is committed to the three essential elements of adolescent development – mind, body, and spirit. Students encounter rigorous academics and the highest levels of college preparation, with a new mathematics and science building opening in 2011. An expansive athletic center, two climbing walls, two indoor hockey rinks, two boathouses, and a 2,000-meter rowing course speak to the School’s emphasis on sports and fitness. The Episcopal tradition supports students of every faith, encouraging open discussion of spirituality in the modern world. Close adult-student relationships are at the core of SPS community life, with its emphasis on personal responsibility and service. Over $7.6 million in financial aid is awarded annually to support 37% of students.

325 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire, USA 03301

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Director of Admission: Scott Bohan
Admissions Phone:603-229-4700Toll-Free Admissions:888-644-9611Fax:603-229-4771
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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  • Founded: 1856
  • Campus Size: 2000 acres
  • Grades Offered:
  • Accredited by: AISNE, NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     270 0 270
Boys     275 0 275
Total     545 0 545

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $48,250
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: N/A
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 35.00%
  • Average Awarded: $44,275
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $433,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: Concentrated academic work done in collaboration by the students and faculty at St. Paul's School is the hallmark of our academic program. Through the School's rigorous academic standards, we encourage our students to attain the highest level of scholarship and intellectual growth and development. The School boasts a uniquely challenging science curriculum, in which students apply the scientific process and content learned from their initial course in physics to the following study of chemistry and then biology. Science students next have the opportunity to study each of these foundation courses at the advanced level as well as unique opportunities in astronomy, ecology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Students encounter a carefully designed mathematics curriculum that allows them to progress through comprehensive content and trains them as keen analytical thinkers. In our integrated, interdisciplinary humanities courses, students learn to think critically in a unique curriculum that connects important elements of literature, history, philosophy, and religious studies. St. Paul's School goes beyond the traditional language learning structure and offers courses in seven languages providing our students a global education. The School recognizes that intense and regular involvement in the arts is fundamental to creating a well-educated person. We pride ourselves on a performance-based arts program in which students at all levels in music, dance, theatre, and the fine arts can develop and grow. The School's Advanced Studies and Independent Study Program provide additional opportunities for our students to dive more deeply into already intensely-studied subject matter. Because St. Paul's School is fully residential, learning is not confined to classroom hours. With devoted faculty members and talented peers permanently in our students' midst, the quest for knowledge does not cease at the end of scheduled class time.

Department Director: Lawrence Smith

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 98

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 75.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 9

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Integrated / Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Integrated / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Integrated / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Robotics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Precalculus
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Composition
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Voice
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Public Speaking
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Studio Art

Department Director: Thomas Bazos

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 18

Average Students Per Dorm: 30

No. of Girls Dorms: 9

No. of Boys Dorms: 9

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Squash Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Classics Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Free Tibet
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honor Council
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Sexualities Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

Arts Department Director: Nicholas White

Athletics Department Director: Scott Heitmiller

  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Fine Arts
Interscholastic Sports
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Crew
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Department Director: Timothy Pratt

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Georgetown University 27 graduates
Harvard University 23 graduates
Columiba University 19 graduates
Dartmouth College 18 graduates
Brown University 16 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

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