Middle School Readiness

Parents considering St. Paul are weighing not only what St. Paul offers their children directly, but also what opportunities their students are likely to have for secondary education.

St. Paul students are highly sought after by the leading college-preparatory secondary schools in Nashville. More than 95% are accepted to their first-choice school.

Schools receiving the greatest numbers of St. Paul graduates over the past 10 years are Montgomery Bell Academy, Harpeth Hall, and Brentwood Academy. Additionally, our students have gained acceptance to Christ Presbyterian Academy, The Ensworth School, Franklin Road Academy, Harding Academy, Lipscomb Academy, and University School of Nashville.

Though they leave St. Paul, our alumni continue to integrate academic excellence with a passion for Christ as they lead and shape the communities to which they belong. In the last five years, our graduates have been high school valedictorians, All-State athletes, leads in theatre productions, National Merit Scholars, and recognized in countless other ways.

We are proud of how prepared our students are for the application and interview process as well as the academic challenges of whatever school they choose to attend.

7th Grade Placement
School 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
MBA/HH 38% 47% 47.2% 27.8% 41.5% 47.4% 56.8% 63.8%
BA 29% 39% 35.9% 44.4% 34% 29.8% 27% 23.4%
CPA 0% 3% 0% 9.3% 3.8% 12.3% 5.4% 6.4%
Ensworth 12% 3% 3.8% 1.9% 0% 3.5% 0% 0%
Public 7% 8% 0% 5.6% 5.7% 0% 0% 0%
FRA 10% 0% 1.8% 1.9% 1.9% 0% 5.4% 4.3%
Lipscomb 2% 0% 0% 3.7% 7.4% 3.5% 2.7% 2.1%
Other 2% 3% 11.3% 5.6% 5.7% 3.5% 2.7% 2.1%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

7th Grade Placement | PDF