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St. Paul’s High School

Educating Men for Others Since 1926 Catholic | Jesuit | University Preparatory

" Ite, inflammate omnia.


~St. Ignatius of Loyola

forming men for others Through the commitment and efforts of all members of the learning community – students, parents, staff, alumni, friends, and board members – our students develop into competent, conscientious, and compassionate men for others prepared for post-secondary education and subsequent leadership in the community. A St. Paul’s High School education is based on the tenets of Cura Personalis, translated to “care of the entire person” which is designed to form whole persons, through the enriched and challenging academic program, the engaging and intensive spiritual and religious formation, and the great variety of athletic, cultural, artistic and intellectual activities. This commitment to total formation of the mind, body and spirit is a trademark of Jesuit education. Not just head but heart, not just body but soul – the overall well-being of the whole person.

when You walk across the stage to receive your diploma, you will be: Committed to Justice



Intellectually Competent

a “Graduate at Grad”.

Open to Growth


The measure of a Jesuit education is not what our students do, but who they become.


~Vwey Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

What Makes a Jesuit Education Different A Jesuit education seeks to transform how youth look at themselves and other human beings, social systems, societal structures, and the global community of humankind. It recognizes the developmental stages of intellectual, affective and spiritual growth and helps each student mature gradually in all these areas. Thus, the curriculum is centred on the person rather than the material. within which students can grow into young adulthood with an increased sense of self-awareness and how they can impact the world around them positively and effectively. This intensive formation teaches students to reason reflectively, logically, and critically via the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, an inquiry-based, holistic approach to learning and teaching derived from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This framework of experience, reflection and action, is used to challenge students and their worldviews to allow them to become effective leaders in their communities.

Teachers in a Jesuit School At St. Paul’s High School, faculty and staff are more than academic guides. They help with the moral and spiritual development of every student, helping each one to develop a sense of self-worth and to become responsible individuals within the community. In order to best serve the needs of our students in an ever-changing world, faculty and staff participate in frequent and comprehensive professional development, both locally and with our brother and sister Jesuit schools across North America. Staff collaborate and continually develop enhanced teaching methods, techniques and best practices to address the needs of a contemporary education.



average class size

Central to the mission of St. Paul’s High School is the preparation of young men for post-secondary studies and subsequent leadership in the community. As a Jesuit, Catholic school our curriculum has been developed in a way that stimulates our students’ imagination and desire to learn, encourages them to make positive and meaningful decisions, and provides the groundwork that promotes lifelong learning. St. Paul’s High School exceeds the requirements of the Manitoba Provincial High School curriculum. With the many elective courses available, students have the flexibility and opportunity to explore subjects that interest them and prepare them for the next step in their education. Every student is partnered with a guidance counsellor for the duration of their time at St. Paul’s so that students can achieve their highest potential and make informed decisions. Students receive individualized care in order to develop positive study habits, select appropriate courses, examine future career opportunities and select the right university, college or post-secondary institution.


Teacher to student ratio

Social Justice, History of Philosophy, Theology in Film, Ethics, American History, Classics, Psychology, Law, Economics, World of Religions, Understanding Mass Media, Film Studies, English Literary Focus, Advanced French, French Language & Culture, Advanced Calculus, Computer Science, AP Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Digital Film Making & Web Design, History of Western Civilization, Current Topics in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies, Global Issues, Choral Music, Jazz Band, Visual Arts, Concert Band, Vocal Jazz and MORE

60 +



of grads go onto post-secondary studies

Graduates attend top universities:

Acadia University, University of Alberta, Bishop’s University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of California Berkeley, Canadian Mennonite University, Carleton University, Cornell University, Jamestown College, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Loyola Marymount University, University of Manitoba, McGill University, Georgetown University, Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts, University of Minnesota, Mississippi Southern University, University of New Brunswick, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota Providence College, Wharton School (U of Penn), Queen’s University, Red River College, St. Cloud State University, St. Mary’s University, Vancouver Island University, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, University Of Western Ontario, University of Winnipeg, University of Southern California and the University of Texas, and MORE

advanced placement The Advanced Placement (AP) program underscores our philosophical belief that young-men should be encouraged to take self-directed academic risks that challenge their intellect and foster their growth as lifelong learners. Students may take AP courses and examinations in order to earn credit placement at the university level. Students can choose from Advanced Placement courses in Mathematics, Language Arts, French and Physics. AP courses are designed for students who are ready to learn and achieve at the highest level. In addition to experiencing the challenges of a college-level curriculum, AP inspires confidence, a sense of personal responsibility and self-reliance, and provides an academic bridge to ease the transition from high-school to university.


awarded in post-secondary scholarships in 2020

co-curriculars St. Paul’s offers a great variety of co-curricular activities to complement students’ academic endeavours. Students have the freedom to pursue their passions, while imagining, designing, creating and promoting their work. Recognizing that creativity and innovation are the cornerstone of many different fields, we encourage students to try new activities and form meaningful friendships with their peers and teachers.

Book Club, Card & Table Top Games Club, Chamber Ensemble, Chess Club, choir, Choral Music, Christian Service Program, Debate, Dramatic Society, Human Rights Initiative, Kairos, Jazz Band, Maker Space, Maroon & White Society, photography, Reach for the Top, Retreats, Robotics, Stage Crew, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Tech Cru, Travel Opportunities, Yearbook, Youth in Philanthropy, and MORE

Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Country, Curling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Soccer, Track & Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling, and

Cross Rugby, Field, More


provincial Championship wins over the last 5 years

Athletics Athletics at St. Paul’s allows students to challenge themselves thereby gaining self-knowledge and confidence. Participation in athletics at St. Paul’s develops talent, maximizes potential, engages students fully in mind, body, and spirit and allows students to build lasting friendships by the sharing of effort and experience.


Sports teams


Conference championship wins over the last 5 years

Spiritual growth & faith development St. Paul’s High School offers worship, prayer, liturgies, retreats, and development in faith, spirituality, and value education. The Maroon and White Society, the Christian Service Program, and Retreat Program provide opportunities for spiritual growth, faith and social development. All students, regardless of faith background, are encouraged to participate in faith-formation activities throughout the school year. The goal of the Society of Jesus is to ensure every student comes to recognize the importance of spiritual development as a means of becoming a man of integrity, compassion, and service.

Men for Others St. Paul’s High School encourages students to serve in the greater community. In Grade 10 & 11, volunteer activities are formalized through our religious education program. Our ideal graduate will see volunteer service as an important part of his life after graduation.


Hours of community service contributed annually

Daily Mass, All-School Masses, Liturgical Choir, Retreat Programs, Weekly Examen, Sacraments, Christian Service, Reflection, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Theology and Film, kairos, Social Justice, Maroon & White Society, Chaplain, Ad majorem dei gloriam, Jesuit Scholastic in Regency, Ignatian, Jesuit, Magis, Go and Set the World on Fire, Cura Personalis, Ignatian Indifference and Discernment, Sicut Miles Christi, and More



acre campus


Sq. Ft of Classroom Space


sq. ft music room & art studio


regulation size basketball court

1 5



Acres of field space





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middle schools


The best thing about St. Paul’s is being part of a


Michael Catanese ’13

12,000 + alumni network

ALUMNI St. Paul’s High School has a rich mosaic of alumni that have become community leaders, successful business owners, volunteers, priests, and professionals around the world. No matter the graduating year, St. Paul’s High School alumni share a common bond and experience that connects them and builds lasting friendships. Alumni continue to support the school in countless ways.

parents Parents are involved in every aspect of our students’ education, but also the institution by donation of their skills, talents, time, and resources to organize a wide range of social and fundraising events, as well as service-oriented activities.

42 Teachers, 4 Administrators 15 Master’s Degrees, 2 PH.D.’s 4 Counsellors, 2 Library technicians 2 Jesuits

Faculty & Staff St. Paul’s High School faculty and staff are dedicated, competent women and men who have the success of our students at the forefront. Jesuit priests and scholastics serve the school as teachers, coaches, club moderators and mentors committed to the vision of St. Ignatius.

investment The cost of educating a student at St. Paul’s High School is $15,800 per year. As a funded independent Catholic school, tuition is subsidized by a government grant and various fundraising efforts. Tuition is set annually by the Board of Directors in mid-March. International students are not eligible for the subsidized funding.


Canadian/ Permanent Residents

International Students

$8, 700

$15, 800

There are three payment options for tuition: • Full Payment • Monthly Payment • Financial Aid/ Bursary Assistance

financial aid Bursaries are available to any student, based on financial need, as determined by our Bursary Committee. St. Paul’s does not offer entrance and/or athletic scholarships. The bursary fund ensures all qualified applicants can receive the support they need. The bursary application process begins after the student has been accepted into the school.

1 in 5

students Receive a form of financial aid


Financial aid granted in 2019


average financial allottment

Admissions Criteria St Paul’s challenges students to pursue excellence in all aspects of their education; this includes participation in academic, athletic, co-curricular and spiritual programs. Accordingly, the admissions criteria represents a balance between academic, spiritual and social considerations. While consideration is given to all of the criteria listed below, no one criteria outweighs the overall assessment of an applicant.

Academic considerations Report Cards St. Paul’s reviews all teacher remarks and grades across all subjects. Mathematics and English scores are reviewed closely. Entrance Test Scores Entrance test scoring helps gauge academic ability and is scored against a national percentile. Students are scored on mathematical ability, reading comprehension and written composition. Teacher Recommendation Form Recommendations are confidential. Students are scored on academic, behavioural, and social considerations.

spiritual/ religious considerations Faith St. Paul’s High School is a Catholic, Jesuit school that welcomes students from all religions and faiths. The admissions process considers the student’s involvement in their faith community. School Additional consideration is given to students of Catholic schools. Clergy/Faith Based Recommendation Form Recommendations are confidential and focus on your involvement in your faith community. Families unable to supply a recommendation from a clergyperson/faith-community leader, may provide a written statement of explanation.

Social considerations Leadership Potential Additional consideration is given to students who are actively involved in activities inside or outside their school community; such as music, theatre, dance, athletics, cultural activities, volunteering or service activities.

Other considerations Letters of Recommendation While not required, additional recommendation letters are accepted. Diversity The St. Paul’s community is enhanced by and benefits from a diverse population that includes students from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Your journey starts here.

start the process Admissions Office 2200 Grant Avenue 204-831-2327

See for yourself Personal Campus Tour Open House Virtual Tour Online Social Media

Apply: as Easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Online Application 2. Entrance Test 3. Family Interview

2200 Grant Avenue | Winnipeg, MB R3P 0P8 | 204.831.2300 | STPAULS.MB.CA





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