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Engaging heart, mind & spirit. Saints know what matters.

You can know everything in the world, but if you don’t know what matters, then nothing does. At St. Paul’s Episcopal School, we know what matters. We remain true to our pillars. You will find exceptional intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and athletic opportunities. We provide a rich educational experience within a warm and diverse community dedicated to the values we teach: character, scholarship, creativity, and above all, love. At St. Paul’s, children participate in a vibrant program where they reach new academic heights, make lifelong friendships, and discover new things about themselves and the world around them. St. Paul’s is not just an education; it is an engaging, close-knit community that becomes a part of your family and your life.

We invite you to learn more about what matters to us.


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | PURPOSE

What it means to be a Saint. More Than a Mission St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama is committed to providing the highest quality college preparatory education in a Christian environment. Through a variety of experiences and activities, we encourage individual growth and achievement. By example, the St. Paul’s community fosters respect, integrity, responsibility, service, tolerance, and the highest moral standards to prepare the whole person for a changing and challenging future. School Prayer Heavenly Father, Help us in St. Paul’s School to live together in love and peace, patient with each other’s faults, mindful of each other’s needs, gentle in words and helpful in deeds. And may this school be as a field which Thou hast blessed so that all that is true, pure, lovely, and of good report may grow here, filling our hearts with joy, and our hands with usefulness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Our purpose is twofold: education of the mind and education of the heart.” - TYLER KERNS, Dean of Students

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St. Paul’s Episcopal School | ACADEMICS

“At St. Paul’s I’ve been surrounded by teachers and friends who, over the years, have encouraged me to push myself and do my very best. Without the support of the St. Paul’s family, I would never have become the person I am today.” - BEA T., Alumna


Our Saints apply learning to life.

Academics

And we know that life offers a lot to learn. At St. Paul’s we have high expectations for our Saints’ academic performance. But academic development is not enough. Our intimate atmosphere and interdisciplinary study allow for rich and diverse interactions among students and teachers, assuring that students grow intellectually, socially, and creatively too. We utilize many active learning methods: simulations, experimentation, oral presentations, and travel to assure that all students have ample opportunities to excel. Students move from grade to grade, prepared and excited to graduate as competent and confident individuals. When exchanging ideas and making new discoveries, our students and teachers create moments filled with excitement and intrigue. Classes at St. Paul’s bring students and teachers together to create influential encounters that provide lasting memories for students. Students will be asked to contribute and will be challenged to articulate their opinions, beliefs, and passions. A seriousness of purpose guides our work in the classroom . . . a seriousness that makes learning a joy.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal School | ARTS

Arts

Saints are created through their confident actions. Creativity matters at St. Paul’s.  Artistic expression is a hallmark of a St. Paul’s education. Our students act in exquisite productions, produce beautiful sculptures and paintings, and create remarkable photographs. A tremendous body of research stands in support of the benefits of a superb arts education for our students. By focusing on intention and purpose, our students demonstrate improved academic performance, true leadership and social skills, advanced creative problem solving, and an overall enhanced ability to compete in a 21st century workforce.

An arts based education also creates an increase in school attendance, student motivation, and a child’s sense of belonging. Boasting the national, state, and local honors to prove it, the arts program inspires students to achieve at a level rarely found among young people. This is just part of the end result of a purposeful arts education curriculum. Our art students create magnificent sculptures, perform classical pieces on their strings, and capture magical moments in their photographs. Our Saints know what matters, and a classical arts education enables them to display this valuable knowledge to the rest of the world.


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | SPIRITUALITY

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The world could use a few more Saints.

Teaching your child what really matters, all in an atmosphere of love. Love God and love one another. At St. Paul’s Episcopal School, love is at the center of everything we do. Spirituality is a cornerstone of a St. Paul’s education, and love is the centerpiece of our spirituality. We know that a St. Paul’s education does not stop at the threshold of our doors. Our students carry forth their life-long learning and their love for God and one another as they travel through their days. True to our Episcopal tradition, St. Paul’s is grounded in Christian beliefs, yet welcomes students of all faith backgrounds. Students and teachers

gather weekly to attend chapel and monthly for church services. These moments provide a shelter from the whirlwind of daily life, offering time to look inward and to focus on what we have done and left undone. They encourage us to think of loved ones and those in need. Treating fellow students with dignity and respect is not merely talked about but is lived and taught through the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program implemented throughout grades 3 to 8. Through this program our students are taught skills which enable them to handle a multitude of situations that may arise. At all times St. Paul’s Episcopal School seeks to embody authentic Christian qualities of concern for and acceptance of others, with compassion, generosity of spirit, and empathy. Our community service program stems from this world view. In all we do, we instill in our students sympathy for others and a citizen’s personal responsibility so that they use their talents to serve others and the world at large.


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Athlet ics

“Through competition, our athletes learn important life lessons that build their character: how to deal with success, handle failure and contribute as part of a team with a common goal.� - STEVE MASK, Athletic Director

TEAMS Baseball Basketball Cross Country Cheerleading Diving Football Golf Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Volleyball


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | ATHLETICS

Winning championships doesn’t make us Saints.

Caring about the character of every single player? That just might. St. Paul’s athletics are not a frivolous distraction. Sport is an equal opportunity teacher. It is a nonpartisan event. Universal in its application, athletic endeavors are unrelenting in their ability to exact a measure of commitment from all. Through hard work and continual effort, our student athletes increase in self-esteem as they push their bodies and minds beyond what they previously believed possible. It is fundamentally American to rely on one’s individual skills to achieve desired goals. However, we combine individual effort and achievement with superb intrapersonal and team building skills to create championship teams. At St. Paul’s Episcopal School we believe that our sports teach lessons in ethics, morality and fairness. The sense of community connected with St. Paul’s athletics transcends wins or

losses. Our Saints know that each time they take the field, approach the track, or sprint onto the diamond they are doing so with the support of their parents, coaches, teachers, classmates, and alumni. At St. Paul’s, winning is important, but it is character, sportsmanship, and fairness that matters most.

SAINT STATS State Record: 188 State Championships Over 70% of upper school students participate on athletic teams The football team won the state championship back to back in 2014 and 2015 Girls Indoor Track & Field leads the state record with 22 championships Boys and Girls Swimming swept both state championship titles in 2015 More than 27 student athletes signed scholarships to participate in intercollegiate athletics in the past 2 years


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | GRADES PREK - 4

Our littlest learners.

Saints love learning and learn to love.

Our little Saints start their first year the same way they end their Senior year, with a song on the “red steps” of St. Paul’s Church. At St. Paul’s, starting the learning process is the most important part of the education equation.


“We want a school that is as dynamic as our child. We want a school that recognizes her potential just as we do. St. Paul’s truly knows my child and we can’t imagine attending anywhere else.” - SCOTT T., Parent

Engaging Activities. Keeping wonder and curiosity in learning is fundamental at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Ample opportunities abound for our younger students to interact with objects and artifacts, engaging the senses through touch, sight, hearing, and movement with the intention of cultivating their love of learning. We seek to guide students’ learning, but also to enlarge their hearts. We aim to educate our students toward a higher call, nurturing their spiritual life while building their character and integrity. In addition to giving our students a strong academic foundation, we teach the importance of friendship by leading students to understand the ideas of dignity, respect, and kindness. Offering a helping hand, speaking encouraging words, and resolving conflict peacefully are active ways for us all to love the Lord with all our heart, all our understanding, and all our strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

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Great technology. is no substitute. for great teaching.

But having both provides worlds of opportunities. At St. Paul’s Episcopal School we believe that creativity is thinking new things and doing new things. Technology allows our students and teachers to do both; that is why we issue tablets to fifth and sixth grade students. Doing so allows students access to advanced technology which assures that our teachers are no longer bound by a fixed curriculum found in a single textbook. Using new and improved materials, via the device, encourages an innovative and creative environment for both teachers and students.


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | GRADES 5 - 8

Because students in fifth through eighth grade face times of tremendous growth, our teachers at St. Paul’s create a curriculum that challenges, interests, motivates, and engages this delicate age-group. You will find that our students are rarely passive in their learning; they are students who learn by “doing,” both in and outside of the classroom. This means that our students are artists, writers, scientists, athletes, and mathematicians who seriously enjoy using their emerging skills to solve, create, compute, and compete to be the best they can be. They do all this in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and loving. Fifth through eighth grade is an essential, transitional component of St. Paul’s college preparatory mission. At this stage, students learn to meet the accelerating demands of the academic curriculum in an environment that is, first and foremost, student-centered.

“I am so thankful for the teachers in the classroom, the equipment and technology in the labs, the comradery of friendships, and weekly church services.....St. Paul’s is truly committed to nurturing the whole child.” - MAE W., Parent 13


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | GRADES 9 - 12

At St. Paul’s we make more than ordinary Saints.

With us, you have the opportunity to explore many paths to be remarkable, and to live remarkably. Upper School marks the culmination of the St. Paul’s experience. As students move from childhood into young adulthood, they gain access to a tapestry of challenging academic courses, clubs, activities, sports, performances, student leadership and service opportunities, extra curricular travel, and social activities. Combining these elements creates a unified and fulfilling educational experience that expands intellectual boundaries, builds confidence, and ultimately prepares students for college and life. In a culture of intellectual and creative ambition, we expect our students to achieve great things . . . and they do.


“I know no other school in this area that articulates its mission as an act of love and builds upon caring relationships. Words cannot express how grateful we are as we look back over the decision to send our children to St. Paul’s. - ED W., Parent

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Course Summary

ENGLISH English 9, 10, 11, 12 AP English 11, 12 Composition 9 Speech I Mass Communications MATHEMATICS Algebra I Geometry, Honors Geometry Applied Mathematics Algebra II Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry Algebra III/Trigonometry Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus Calculus, AP Calculus - AB SOCIAL STUDIES World History I, II U.S. History, AP U.S. History AP European History Government/Economics, AP Principles of Law SCIENCE & LABS Biology 9 AP Biology Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Human Anatomy & Physiology Marine Biology AP Environmental Science Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics I WORLD LANGUAGE French I, II, III, AP Honors French IV Spanish I, II, III, AP Honors Spanish IV Latin II FINE ARTS Art I, II, III Art 3D Design Advanced 2D Design AP Art 2D Design AP Art 3D Design Foundations in Art Mixed Media Photography I, II, III AP Art - 2D Photography Men’s Chorus Chamber Choir Show Choir Advanced Band Chamber Strings Theatre Performance ADDITIONAL COURSES Journalism I, II, III Yearbook I, II Physical Education/Weight Room Service Leadership Driver Education Directed Study


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | FACULTY & STAFF

Changing the world. One Saint at a time.

The St. Paul’s Episcopal School faculty is a collegial group. They come together to decide desirable strategies to help students, roll up their sleeves to help each other, and make sure their work meets the needs of the St. Paul’s community. Their goal is to create an unmatched learning environment for our students, educators, and families. They work with and for St. Paul’s families from that first visit to the poignant moment when graduates head off to their next adventure - fueled with confidence, optimism and an understanding of what it is to be a fully developed member of our community. The faculty and staff are an invaluable piece of the St. Paul’s community. 17


St. Paul’s Episcopal School | KNOW WHAT MATTERS.

Being a Saint does. not stop in the.classroom. Our community life at St. Paul’s Episcopal School is defined by a common purpose: to know ourselves, to share our gifts, and to lead by example. Times have changed since St. Paul’s opened in 1947, but the spirit of our school has only grown stronger. Current students and alumni share in the rich history that fills our halls, and they carry it with them throughout their lives. Come experience how the “sainthood” extends beyond the bounds of our St. Paul’s campus through the lives of our students, faculty, and parents alike.


Ready for the Sainthood? St. Paul’s is ready for you. At St. Paul’s we believe school is much more than a place to learn the fundamentals. Our school will ignite your child’s natural curiosity and will make learning an exciting journey of discovery. Our teachers connect to each student and work to develop all students to their full potential. Our culture of high expectations will continually challenge your child to strive for his/her best, not only as a student but also as a neighbor, citizen, mentor, and friend.

Want to know more? We could tell you so many great facts about St. Paul’s Episcopal School, but the best way to get to know who we are is through first hand experience so come and see us. When you visit St. Paul’s you will have opportunities to meet our faculty, tour the campus, get to know some of our students, and see for yourself if St. Paul’s Episcopal School is right for your child and your family.

Ready to Apply? You will find information provided with this viewbook and step-by step instructions at stpaulsmobile.net/apply. Have questions? For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the St. Paul’s Admissions Office at admissions@stpaulsmobile.net or 251.461.2131.

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Know What Matters

161 Dogwood Lane Mobile, Alabama 36608 251-342-6700 stpaulsmobile.net St. Paul’s Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance or other school administered programs.

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