THE ST. PAUL DIFFERENCE
 
What Makes St. Paul Different?
  • St. Paul administers the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills in grades Kindergarten-8th. Our students score in the top 10% nationally when compared to the other schools taking the same test.
  • The 2017-2018 school year will be our 20th year in operation.
  • St. Paul is nationally accredited through National Lutheran School Accreditation, which is recognized by regional school accreditation agencies – SACS and North Central Accreditation.
 
  • St. Paul is also accredited by Georgia Accrediting Commissions, Inc.
  • Our Preschool is licensed by “Bright from the Start” through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
  • Approximately 25% of our enrollment is Lutheran; 25% is Catholic; 50% is from other denominations.
  • St. Paul graduates perform well in high school and many are placed in advanced placement classes. Students have shared they feel well prepared for the challenges of high school.
 
  • Maximum class size:  MMO = 12, PK2 = 15, PK3 = 18, PK4 = 20, K – 3rd = 20, 4th & 5th = 22, 6th – 8th = 24
  • St. Paul uses Harcourt Math for Kindergarten, Saxon Math for Grades 1-6 and Holt McDougal Larson’s Pre-Algebra program for 7th grade and Algebra 1 program for 8th grade.
  • Spanish and music classes are taught in grades K – 8th.
 
  • Our science curriculum for Kindergarten is a hands on science program called Discovery Works. Grades 2 – 5 use the hands-on, technology supported National Geographic program, while Grades 6 – 8 use a high school preparatory textbook science program called I Science (by Holt). 
  • Our Language Arts curriculum for grades 1 – 8th is the phonics based program, Shurley English. Kindergarten uses the Rowland Reading Program’s SuperKids series.
  • Grades K – 8th attend computer lab classes weekly.  Curriculum begins with age appropriate software. By 8th grade the students have learned word processing, spreadsheets, power point, and introductory programming.
  • Grades K – 5th have physical education 2 times a week; Grades 6 – 8th have gym 3 times per week.
  • Our 4 year old Preschool program uses a Houghton-Mifflin reading and math series.
 
  • The Bible is taught in every grade level. Christian principles are incorporated into every subject and we pray at every meal.
  • Chapel is held every Wednesday at 8:30 for Grades K – 8th, while Chapel for our Preschool classes happens every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Each class has the opportunity to lead chapel throughout the year and parents are always welcome!
  • Hot lunches are cooked onsite daily by a professional chef.
  • Before and After School Care is offered for students in PreK 4 through 8th grade.
  • Extra curricular activities include:  band, athletics (middle school) such as soccer, basketball, girls’ volleyball, track & field and Chess Club,
  • St. Paul has an active Parent Teacher League that offers many opportunities to become involved.
  • Our students wear uniforms. We have a “Used Uniform Closet” which offers gently worn uniforms.
  • Our library contains 6000+ volumes. Students have a library period once per week, however they can make use of the library at any time.
 
  • Because we are a Christian school: teachers pray with their students and the students memorize Bible passages as a part of the weekly curriculum.
  • Our teachers CARE!