Since our founding in 1971, St. Paul has shaped students through three core principles: academic excellence, passion for Christ, and leadership development.
Ahead of our 50th anniversary in the fall of 2021, we launched a five-year master plan as part of a long-term vision for St. Paul and our campus. For the past 18 months, we have collaborated with countless members of our community and discussed what they value in their child's education. The leadership team, along with the board of trustees, and faculty worked together to help this vision become possible.
Through the intentional planning and confidence gained through the success of our 50th Initiatives, we refined our vision and are now engaging in the first significant capital improvements to our campus since 2011. Our plans center around ways to honor and grow the academic, spiritual, and leadership legacies of the school in every aspect.
How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation.
For more than 50 years, the Dining Hall has stood on St. Paul's campus. As this space has grown to accommodate performing arts programs, camps, and community events, it became necessary to transform this cornerstone of our campus. An enhanced stage, improved acoustics, A/V equipment, and flexible, retractable seating now complement the high caliber performing arts productions. A dedicated dance studio provides improved rehearsal and performance space, allowing programmatic expansion. Finally, an updated dining room impacts every student, every day. This project was completed in August 2023 on time and under budget.
Since our founding in 1971, students have walked the halls of McGuffey. A new welcome area will create a first impression that reflects St. Paul as a leader of early childhood education. A build out of additional classrooms will allow the Lower School and Upper School to be united in their respective campus locations. Creation of a Lower School common room will provide an ideal venue for multi-grade meetings and parent and school events, while offering lower school students a place to explore and be immersed in numerous learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Through good stewardship of resources and the generosity of our community, St. Paul plans to grow the endowment to $5 million within the next five years. This investment will provide greater longterm financial stability and will almost fully fund financial aid, including the Shepherd's Fund and Cheeseman Fund. Given the strategic importance of a healthy endowment, a portion of the Advancing the Pillars Campaign will be committed to this effort.
If you would like to learn more about the Advancing the Pillars campaign or if you would like to set up a one-on-one meeting, please contact Ashley Larmer, Director of Development, or a member of the Advancing the Pillars Campaign Committee:
Will Norton, Head of School
Ashley Larmer, Director of Development