Inquiring Families - St. Paul Parochial School

P.O. Box 188/20327 Christie Street
St. Paul, OR 97137
503.633.4622 503.633.4624 Fax
We are thrilled that you are considering enrolling your children at Saint Paul Parochial
School. Our Parish and Parochial School were the first Catholic Parish and School in
Oregon, and we are proud of the 171 years of Catholic education the school has provided to
St. Paul and its surrounding communities. We continue to educate the whole person and
guide them in their Christian formation within a Catholic environment, as we work
diligently to fulfill our mission:
“Developing a strong educational foundation rooted in God and our Catholic faith and
nourished by lifelong learning skills.”
The curriculum at St. Paul combines the best of traditional studies with innovative
educational methods. Our daily religious instruction, updated and integrated technology,
and dedicated staff provide the essential elements that make for an outstanding school.
Our hearty volunteer base, school-home-Church partnership, and strong sense of
community combine to serve as the heart and spirit of Saint Paul Parochial School.
In the tradition of Catholic education, we offer a safe and nurturing environment that
allows students to excel while providing a solid foundation for life-long learning. Our small
class sizes allow teachers and staff to work closely with students to help them maximize
their spiritual, academic, physical, and social development.
We happily invite you to be a part of the Saint Paul Parochial School community. If there is
any additional information we can provide, please contact us.
We look forward to serving you and your child/ren in the future.
Amanda Merrill
Quick Facts about St. Paul Parochial School
We are a member of the Archdiocese of Portland Catholic Schools. St. Paul Parochial School
is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and the Western
Catholic Education Association. We are also registered with the State of Oregon
Department of Education.
Student Enrollment & Classroom Size
Current enrollment: 62 students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade
21 students enrolled in pre-school program
Approximately 90% of the student population is Catholic
Children and families of all faiths are welcome
Average class size is 12 students
St. Paul Faculty
All K-8 teachers are certified by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices
Commission, holding advance degrees and special endorsements
St. Paul employs specialists in the following areas: Reading, Music, Physical
Education, Spanish and Technology
Daily Operations
School hours: 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday
After school care is available on-site through our Homework Club
A variety of hot lunch choices are available daily
SPPS Bus transportation from Newberg is available before and after school
St. Paul Dress Code
St. Paul Parochial School’s dress code is an extension of the mission of the school. It
is driven by the belief that a student’s personal appearance has an impact on his/her
attitude as well as behavior, and therefore, the learning process. Students are
expected to wear school attire that is clean, neat, and modest at all times. The St.
Paul Parochial School Advisory Council encourages active and positive parental
support. Dress Code requirements can be found online in the Student/Parent
Tuition Schedule for 2015-2016
Saint Paul Parochial School established the following tuition schedule for the 2015-2016
school year:
Annual Registration Fee (non-refundable)
$120 for 1st child, $50 each additional child
$60 for 1st child (if you have a student in K-8, $50)
1st student
2nd student
3rd student
*Parish-subsidized students
Non Parish students
Preschool (see attached flyer)
Subsidy not available for Preschool
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, bi-yearly (August & January),
or 10 monthly payments (August through May).
*To qualify for parish subsidy:
Families who are registered, participating members of Catholic parishes, including St. Paul
Parish, must submit a Pastor Agreement Form to their church office. The pastor will either
return it to the family or send it to St. Paul Parochial School for completion of tuition
Admissions Procedures
All prospective students are required to submit an application for admission to St. Paul
Parochial School. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Since St. Paul Parochial School is a parish school, priority in admission is given to
registered and fully participating members of St. Paul Parish. Siblings of current students
and Catholic children from other parishes would follow this first group, with all other
applicants being next.
Living Our Faith
St. Paul Parochial School, as a mission of St. Paul Catholic Church, strives to help students
live their lives in the spirit of the Gospel. An important element involved in this effort is
service to others, not only at school but also in the greater community. During the course
of the year, our students participate in a variety of activities to learn and enrich their faith.
Daily religious education and classroom prayer
Weekly all-school Mass
Retreat program for eighth grade students
St. Paul Parochial School participates in several school-wide service projects including, but
not limited to: Collecting canned food for Newberg FISH, sorting canned food and toys for
Love Santa Inc., taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, singing and visiting residents
of care facilities, participating in the Candy Buy-Back for the Armed Forces, writing letters
and sending gifts to Operation Christmas Child, creating Valentine Cards for children at
Doernbecher Hospital, and donating goods to the Giving Tree at Christmas.
A Christian education in the Catholic tradition is best realized by programs which seek to
create the widest opportunities for students to receive systematic catechesis, to experience
daily living in the Christian community, and to develop commitment and skill in serving
St. Paul Parochial School maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and
encourages family involvement in the educational process. St. Paul offers a challenging,
traditional academic program which emphasizes the mastery of basic skills and the
extension of those skills toward independent learning and decision-making. The goal is to
develop life-long learning in each student.
Religion, language arts, math, social studies, science, and health are the core curriculum. In
addition, we offer Spanish, Physical Education, Technology, Music, Library, and Art
Literacy. Field trips are planned to enhance and support our academic program. Middle
School students have the opportunity to participate in additional programs such as Band
and Agriculture.
Our curriculum is established by the Archdiocese of Portland. Each year, an in-depth study
of core subject material is completed at the Archdiocesan level and local level, ensuring
that we stay current with national and state standards. Textbook adoption coincides with
in-depth studies and Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools approval.
St. Paul Parochial School participates in the Archdiocesan testing programs and our
students consistently score higher than the national averages in the areas of Language Arts
and Mathematics.
Saint Paul Parochial School
2015-2016 Preschool Programs
St. Paul Parochial School is excited to offer a Catholic faith-based program for children ages
three and four in our community. We offer a child-centered environment encouraging
children to explore and discover the gifts within themselves, which allow them to grow in
knowledge, attitudes and values. Fundamental reading writing and Mathematics skills are
introduced through play and small group activities. The preschool program provides a
wonderful opportunity for children to begin interacting with peers and initiate the natural
development of the child’s academic talents.
3 year old Preschool Program
In order to participate in our preschool program, children must be three years old by
September 1, 2015, potty trained and able to use the facilities by themselves, unless there
is a medical plan in place.
Offered 3 days a week with the option of attending 2 or 3 days/week from 8:00-11:00.
2 day option (Tuesday & Thursday)
3 day option (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
4 year old Preschool Program
In order to participate in our preschool program, children must be four years old by
September 1, 2015, potty trained and able to use the facilities by themselves, unless there
is a medical plan in place.
Offered 5 days a week with the option of attending 3, 4, or 5 days/week from 8:00-11:00.
3 day option (any 3 days, Monday-Friday)
4 day option (any 4 days, Monday-Friday)
5 day option (Monday-Friday)
Tuition Rates
10-month annual program with the following cost option for either program:
*5 days per week tuition: $279.60/month
*4 days per week tuition: $223.70/month
*3 days per week tuition: $167.80/month
*2 days per week tuition: $154.40/month
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, bi-yearly (August & January),
or monthly.
Annual Registration fee, $60 (if you have a student in K-8, Preschool Registration, $50)
A copy of the child’s State Issued Birth Certificate and State Immunization Card must be
submitted to the school office by the first day of school.