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OUR MISSON St. Paul’s High School is missioned by the Canadian Jesuits to educate students as whole persons to become Men for Others and so assist the Church in building the Realm of God.

OUR VISION A St. Paul’s education is based upon Ignatian pedagogy derived from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. 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 who dedicate their lives to leadership through service and cooperation with others in order to praise, reverence, and serve God. Our education forms graduates to become lifelong learners who are open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. As a Jesuit Catholic school, St. Paul’s aims at academic excellence and the growth of the whole person in its work of preparing young men for university and subsequent leadership in the community. In an atmosphere of Ignatian care and concern for each person, the school challenges students with a well-rounded academic program and a wide variety of extra- and co-curricular activities designed to facilitate healthy spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. Following Jesus Christ, the Man for Others, our learning community is committed to love, faith, peace, and justice in the world. St. Paul’s has an active pastoral program that includes liturgies, retreats, service experiences, Christian Life Communities, and spiritual counselling. St. Paul’s is committed to fostering personal responsibility and social justice. To that end, the school strives to ensure that all qualified applicants who are accepted can attend regardless of their ability to pay tuition. This is made possible through the generous contributions of alumni and friends who allow the school to continue to build its bursary program. The commitment of St. Paul’s to social justice is also reflected in its practice of welcoming diversity, respecting the religious and cultural backgrounds of all, and its cooperation with the broader Manitoba community through service and charitable outreach programs.

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THE LIFE OF ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA FOUNDER OF THE JESUITS (1491-1556) Ignatius was born Iñigo de Loyola y Onaz in 1491 in Northern Spain to a noble family of the region. He was the youngest of several children. Since he would inherit nothing of the family fortune, he was hired out to the court of Navarre to serve the king as a soldier and courtier. Hence he was trained in the art of war and in courtly chivalry. In 1521, the forces of France crossed into Spain. While he was fighting in the king’s forces defending the citadel at Pamplona, Iñigo’s leg was smashed by a cannonball. First attempts to set the

leg were clumsy and inefficient. Iñigo, motivated by vanity, chose to have the leg re-broken and set again twice. But even then he continued to walk with a pronounced limp his whole life. During a long convalescence, he had little to distract him other than a few romantic novels and two religious books, The Imitation of Christ, and The Golden Legend of the Saints. Iñigo

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observed an interesting difference in his interior state as he read these various books. While reading the romantic tales of chivalry and courtly life, he was filled with excitement. But afterwards he found no lasting satisfaction or interest. On the other hand, when he read the religious books, not only did he find himself charged with energy while considering the exploits of the saints, but afterwards he realized that the feeling persisted for long periods. Having recovered from his injury, Iñigo set out on a pilgrimage to the monastery at Montserrat. During his stay at the monastery he gave himself to prayer and fasting and other works of piety. Finally, he made up his mind to pursue a new life of service to God, which he symbolized by placing his sword at the feet of the famous statue of Our Lady of Montserrat. From here, Iñigo moved up the road to Manresa, where he lived in a cave by the river for two years, praying and begging for alms. During this time he experienced many spiritual movements and received extra-ordinary insights into the nature of God. He recorded these experieces and shaped them in such a way that others could share in them. This collection of spiritual activities became known as the Spiritual Exercises.

It was at this time that Iñigo changed his name to Ignatius. This group decided to go to Rome to place themselves at the disposal of Pope Paul III. Paul received this young group of companions who became known as the Companions of Jesus (Societas Jesu - Society of Jesus). Paul confirmed the Society as a religious order of the Catholic Church in 1540. After that, Ignatius spent his time directing the work of the Society, composing the Constitutions that would govern the life of the fledgling order, and putting the finishing touches on the Spiritual Exercises. At the time of his death in 1556, the Society of Jesus had grown to over 1,000 members, operating in 20 different countries in the Old and New Worlds. St. Ignatius Loyola first expressed the aim of Jesuit education when he wrote the Constitutions for the Society of Jesus in 1540: “The masters should make it their special aim, both in their lectures when occasion is offered and outside of them too, to inspire the students to the love and service of God our Lord, and to a love of the virtues by which they please Him. They should urge the students to direct all their studies to this end.”

In his desire to serve God, Iñigo realized that he needed more education. Eventually, he reached the University of Paris, where he made friends with other students with whom he shared the Spiritual Exercises. Several students decided to join Iñigo in the formation of a band of priests dedicated to the service of the Church.

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PROFILE OF A GRADUATE The St. Paul’s graduate is the product of an education which combines academic, spiritual and social aspects. He learns that this process is lifelong, and that, as a result of his education, the friendships that he has made, the faith that he has developed, and the challenges he has risen to, he will continue to accept the responsibility to be a “Man for Others” throughout his life. St Paul’s encourages individual responsibility and a commitment to help others, as well as the individual goal of excellence in the path the graduate follows in life. The school places great importance on the fostering of the ties to former students, who are welcome at various alumni events where acquaintances are renewed, and the bonds of friendship reaffirmed. The following represent the main characteristics of a Jesuit education. Although these five characteristics can be separated for the purposes of description, they are interrelated and represent a unified, mutually dependent process.

Open to Growth


The graduate has begun to assume responsibility for his growth and take an active role in his own development. The graduate is learning how to learn; he perceives learning as a life-long process involving the imagination, emotions, conscience and intellect. The graduate has begun to place great value on integrity, excellence and pursuing truth. He has begun to explore and use his talents and creativity, deal with his limitations and feelings while learning to accept and respect the creativity, talents, limitations and feelings of others. He is developing compassion for others, respects diversity, and values cooperation with others in the community. Within his religious values framework, he is developing a habit of reflection on experience and is willing to risk new experiences, recognizing them as opportunities for growth.

The graduate has begun to accept and love himself and others. He is well on the way to establishing his own identity. His relationships are deepening as he tries to move beyond self-interest, risking self-disclosure while accepting the mystery of other persons and cherishing those persons. The graduate may not yet reflect the confidence and freedom of a mature person in his attempts at loving, but he is beginning to integrate his interest, concerns, feelings and sexuality into his whole personality. He values self-sacrifice as life-giving, respects and values women, and has begun to commit himself to the service of others and stewardship for creation out of an understanding that all Christian action is rooted and grounded in love.

Intellectually Competent

Committed to Doing Justice

The graduate is encouraged to exhibit competence in academic skills for advanced education. He is trained in basic study, research, logical and critical thinking skills so that he is prepared for life-long creative learning. Most importantly, he has been encouraged to strive for excellence according to his capacity. The graduate is developing intellectual integrity and honesty, and a critical conscience which enables him to analyse, question and confront the moral issues facing our society within their historical context. He is learning that there are alternate approaches to truth and various learning styles.

Justice, in Scripture, means “doing God’s will.” God’s will has been revealed historically in the liberation of his chosen people, and especially in Jesus who showed a preferential option for the poor and oppressed. The graduate will have begun to acquire the understanding, skills and motivation necessary to live as a person for others, recognizing that his task is to assist in building community among God’s people. The graduate will have gained considerable knowledge of the many needs of local and wider communities and is becoming aware of his participation in bringing God’s realm to reality as a competent, concerned and responsible member of the human community. This means he is developing a strong sense of the dignity and equality of all persons. He has a basic understanding of solidarity with all humanity, especially the poor, and recognizes his obligation to participate in the building of a more humane community given that Christian faith implies a commitment to justice in society. Moreover, he is beginning to understand individual and structural injustices and recognizes that he is called to challenge injustice and promote change.

Religious The graduate has grown in his fundamental orientation toward God and the Christian community. He is familiar with Scripture, the heritage and teachings of the Catholic Church and is growing in respect for other religious traditions. He realizes that commitment to Christ and others should be based on his faith and an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ in his life. Through reflection, prayer and service to others, especially the marginalised, the graduate is growing in personal faith and has an emerging conviction that so great a gift must be shared.

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RELIGION The Religion Department of St. Paul’s High School seeks to assist each young man in the development of his spiritual and intellectual life. Students are asked to encounter the deepest questions about God, themselves and Creation, taking courses in Catholic history and practice, Scripture, Social Justice, and World Religions, as well as a number of senior level options that range from the Spiritual Exercises, Theology & Film, and History of Philosophy, to Stewardship and The Mystery of Evil. Rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, the department strives to cultivate a climate in which personal faith can grow through investigation and conversation. Students of any and all faith backgrounds are welcome at St. Paul’s. We believe the diversity of the student body enriches both our shared journeys and our personal stories. The Religion curriculum is designed to heighten the student’s awareness of the primacy of his relationship with God. Ignatian in character, the classes offered by the department seek to inculcate a habit of finding God in all things and living a life of commitment to faith, while seeking to foster global awareness regarding issues of justice. The work of each class is to stretch the minds and hearts of our students and in doing so challenge them to live at that junction of faith and understanding that undergirds the tradition of the Church. Christian Service Program Christian Service is a volunteer program that operates as a component of our religion courses at the grade 10 and grade 11 levels. One of the goals of St. Paul’s is to encourage the value of service by our students in the greater community. Our ideal graduate will see volunteer service as an important part of his life after graduation. The school also encourages students to apply Christian values of service in the real world and to reflect on this service.

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(R) Required Course

(E) Elective Course

Grade 9:

Religious Studies 11S (R)

Grade 10:

Religion 21S (R)

Grade 11:

Religion 31S (R)

Grade 12:

Religion 41S (R)

Retreat Programs Students in each grade have the opportunity to participate in a variety of retreat programs. Below are two notable retreats that students will encounter over their time at St. Paul’s. Freshman Retreat: Developed at St. Paul’s High School in 2002, this retreat is based on a program that has been used in Jesuit schools across the United States for decades. It is designed to give grade 9 students an opportunity to grow more comfortable as members of the high school community, to make new friends, and to develop a sense of their importance as Crusaders. The retreat is planned and led by senior students. Kairos: In their senior year, students have the opportunity to participate in the Kairos retreat program. It is a four-day experience of community where the student learns more about himself, about others and about God. Kairos is a significant and sometimes life-changing experience for most of the participants, often proving to be the climax of their spiritual and social development at St. Paul’s.

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MATHEMATICS The Mathematics Department at St. Paul’s is designed to provide a wide range of program opportunities in Mathematics. The goal is to fulfill the needs of students of varying mathematical abilities. We challenge the students with a demanding, rewarding and relevant mathematical education. Overall, there are six programs that exist: 1. The Grade 9 Program 2. The Grade 10 Program (PCAM) 3. The Applied Program 4. The Essentials Program 5. The Pre-Calculus Program 6. The Advanced Mathematics Program The grade 9 year is seen as a year of formation with specialization starting in grade 10 through grade 12. The formational grade 9 year provides the opportunity to solidify students’ understanding and skills and prepare them for their next three years of Mathematics. This process assists in providing guidance for students’ future involvement in programs geared towards their mathematical ability and aptitude. Through our curriculum, we aim to develop an understanding and appreciation of the importance of Mathematics in our daily lives. We want to create confident, effective and creative problem solvers. We expect our students to be proficient in the mathematical skills required for post-secondary studies. The implementation of the graphing calculators at the grade 10 level will enhance their abilities to meet the demands in our current society and enhance their effectiveness and abilities to adapt to the increasing demands of the workplace.

(R) Required Course

(E) Elective Course

Grade 9:

Mathematics 10F (R)

Grade 10:

Mathematics 20S (R) Introduction to Applied & Pre-Calculus Mathematics Essential Mathematics

Grade 11:

Mathematics 30S (R) Pre-Calculus Mathematics Applied Mathematics Essential Mathematics AP Calculus 32S* (E)

Grade 12:

Mathematics 40S (R) Pre-Calculus Mathematics Applied Mathematics Essential Mathematics AP Calculus 42S* (E)

* requires co/pre-requisite

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LANGUAGES St. Paul’s High School prepares students to live in an increasingly global and multicultural world by offering culturally enriching programs in English Language Arts and French with both regular and Advanced Placement levels. Designed to prepare them for post-secondary education and the years beyond, students follow a four-year English Language Arts program that emphasizes reading, writing, speech, debate and critical thinking. A wide variety of literature will be explored, including Canadian Literature, British Literature, American Literature and International Literature. The study of poetry, novels, dramas and non-fiction will help students enhance their intellectual, emotional and spiritual development. Writing with clarity, precision and passion is a major goal of the program. Research skills are taught along with writing skills and the mechanics of language. The English department is committed to excellence, understanding, social justice and personal growth. The French Department prepares students to live in a bilingual Canada, as well as a global, multilingual world by offering an academically rigorous and culturally enriching French program in both regular and Advanced Placement. The faculty teaches to all four fundamental communication skills: reading, writing, listening, and most importantly, speaking, using a variety of sources and forms of comprehensible input in the French language. In the first two years of study, students acquire a broad range of practical vocabulary, knowledge of basic grammar structures and an introduction to the French culture. In the upper level courses, practical daily vocabulary is strengthened, idiomatic structures are introduced, advanced grammar is covered in depth and the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking are emphasized.

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(R) Required Course

Grade 9:

(E) Elective Course

Language Arts 10F / 11G (R) French 10G (E) Advanced French 10G (E)

Grade 10:

Language Arts 20F / 21G (R) Understanding Mass Media 21G (E) French 20G (E) Advanced French 20G (E)

Grade 11:

English 30S (R) Film Studies 31G (E)

Grade 12:

Literary Focus 40S (R) AP English 42S (E) Comprehensive Focus 40S (E) Language and Transactional Forms 40S (E) Language and Literary Forms 40S (E)

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SCIENCES The Science Department at St. Paul’s offers a variety of courses in both pure and applied science. The department’s goal is to prepare our students with a solid background in scientific literacy that will help them to be informed global citizens in their future and to have a strong core knowledge base and the skills that are necessary to be successful in a university setting. All students are required to take a general science course at both the grade 9 and grade 10 levels. Each course is composed of four units, one from each of the four major scientific disciplines – chemistry, biology, physics and earth/space science. Emphasis is placed on the history and development of scientific thought so that students will be able to apply what they learn to analyze issues they will encounter in the world outside the classroom. The computer courses in these grades teaches students a wide variety of computer based skills that will allow them to both ethically and creatively integrate technology use in all aspects of their school life. Grades 11 and 12 offer students the opportunity to specialize in the study of chemistry, biology and/or physics, building on the foundations learned in earlier grades. Each course also offers several hands-on scientific experiences with emphasis being placed on designing, conducting and analyzing the results of laboratory activities. Also offered are Computer Science courses which provide an in-depth analysis of computer hardware and programming skills. Students are challenged to go above and beyond what is mandated by the Manitoba curriculum in each of their senior science courses.

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(R) Required Course

Grade 9:

(E) Elective Course

Science 10F (R) Applying Information & Communication Technology 15F (R)

Grade 10:

Science 20F (R) Digital Filmmaking 25S/Web Design 35S (E)

Grade 11:

Biology 30S (E) Chemistry 30S (E) Physics 30S (E) AP Physics 32S* (E) Computer Science 30S* (E)

Grade 12:

Biology 40S (E) Chemistry 40S* (E) Physics 40S* (E) AP Physics 42S* (E) Computer Science 40S* (E)

* requires co/pre-requisite

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SOCIAL STUDIES At St. Paul’s High School, a school in the Jesuit tradition, the holistic education offered includes a Social Studies curriculum with core courses investigating Canadian and world history and as well many opportunities to explore contemporary issues. These courses will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens of Canada and the world.

The primary purpose of Social Studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an inter-dependent world. People are the domain of social studies, people as nearby as family and as far away as those who live in the most distant nations, people living now, those who lived long ago, and those who will live in the future. Social Studies creates active citizens, as our students use the knowledge they have acquired and the processes they have mastered to make communities, the nation, and the world better places for the people around them. Courses in Social Studies will also help students improve their reading, writing, speaking and researching skills to enable greater success in their university studies. Each Social Studies course will challenge students with a variety of group and individual work, research projects, along with opportunities for both group and individual presentations. Social Studies at St. Paul’s High School promotes reading at the evaluation, synthesis, analysis and interpretation levels, and critical thinking skills through writing and analysis.

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(R) Required Course

Grade 9:

(E) Elective Course

Social Studies 10F (R) Classical Studies 11G (E)

Grade 10:

Geography 20F (R) American History 20G (E)

Grade 11:

Canadian History 30S (R) History 40S (Western Civilization) (E) Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies 40S (E) Law 40S (E)

Grade 12:

Career Development 40S (E) History 40S (Western Civilization) (E) Geography 40S (E) Global Issues 40S (E) Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies 40S (E) Psychology 40S (E) Law 40S (E) Economics 40S (E)

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ARTS VISUAL & PERFORMING Since founding their first school in Messina in 1548, Jesuit schools have been known for their Visual and Performing Arts Program. It has always been a belief of the Jesuits that it was important to educate the whole person.

The St. Paul’s Visual Art Program offers a unique hands-on studio experience in which students are presented with projects that are designed to allow them to be expressive. Rather than working towards a common right answer, students are encouraged to explore many options, and think critically to find a personal solution. Students are challenged to explore and develop competence using different forms of media, to develop skills in problem solving and to gain a greater appreciation of art. For students that wish to pursue additional studies in an art related career they will be provided with guidance in developing a portfolio. Visual Art students will gain a greater understanding about themselves and their world, and in the process, develop skills, techniques, and an appreciation of art that they will apply throughout their lives. The Choral and Instrumental Music Programs endeavour to assist each student to develop their God-given musical ability to his greater glory in an environment that is both encouraging and challenging. These programs endeavour to develop an appreciation, understanding and love of music in each student that will continue beyond St. Paul’s High School. These programs are performance focused and seek to develop each student’s technical, musical and ensemble skills.

(R) Required Course

Grade 9:

(E) Elective Course

Visual Arts 10F (E) Introductory Band 10G (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Concert Band 10G (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Junior Jazz Ensemble 15G (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Choral Music 15G (E)

Grade 10:

Visual Arts 20F (E) Concert Band 20G (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Junior Jazz Ensemble 25G* (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Senior Jazz Ensemble 25G* (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Music Choral 25G (E)

Grade 11:

Visual Arts 30S (E) Concert Band 30S (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Junior Jazz Ensemble 35S* (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Senior Jazz Ensemble 35S (E)

Extra Credit Course:

Vocal Jazz 35S* (E)

Grade 12:

Visual Arts 40S (E) Concert Band 40S (E)

Extra Credit Course: Extra Credit Course: Extra Credit Course:

Junior Jazz Ensemble 45S* (E) Senior Jazz Ensemble 45S* (E) Vocal Jazz 45S (E)

* requires co/pre-requisite

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St. Paul’s High School’s Physical Education Department is based on the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, the care and concern for the individual. The Physical Education curriculum provides a wide range of courses and activities to promote wellness of the mind and body so that all students may find an activity that interests them. The goal of our Physical Education classes is to improve levels of fitness by incorporating the components of fitness including cardio-respiratory health, muscular strength and endurance, as well as flexibility and nutrition. All Physical Education courses educate students about health related fitness as it pertains to life-long fitness. We incorporate community/team building, building confidence and proper safety techniques in all our programs. Our classes offer a wide variety of activities to keep all students active. The Health curriculum focuses on the physical, social, and mental/emotional areas of health. Four physical education credits are required for graduation.

(R) Required Course

(E) Elective Course

Grade 9:

Physical Education 10F


Grade 10:

Physical Education 20F


Grade 11:

Physical & Health Education 30F (R)

Grade 12:

Physical & Health Education 40F (R)

Athletic programs offered at St. Paul’s High School: Badminton Basketball - Grade 9 Basketball - Grade 9 JV Basketball - JV Basketball - Varsity Basketball Cross Country

Rugby - JV Rugby - Varsity Rugby Soccer Track and Field Ultimate Frisbee

Football - AA Football - AAA Football - JV Football

Volleyball - Beach Volleyball - Grade 9 Volleyball - Grade 9 JV Volleyball - JV Volleyball - Varsity Volleyball




Hockey - Hockey A Team - Hockey B Team

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EXTRA CURRICULAR St. Paul’s High School offers a number of different clubs whose purpose is to appeal to the varied interests of the student body. The clubs and activities allow students to complement their academic endeavors with extra-curricular programs that suit their interests. Book Club Card Club Chess Club Choir Christian Life Communities Creative Writing Debating Dramatic Society Duke of Edinburgh El Salvador Service Trip Junior Debate Maroon and White Society

Mass Choir Newspaper Peace and Social Justice Reach for the Top Retreat Leaders Senior Debate Service Trips Stage Crew Student Council Student Newspaper Yearbook Youth in Philanthropy

SPOTLIGHT The St. Paul’s Dramatic Society has been producing plays since the 1930’s. Since that time St. Paul’s students have attempted to interpret the works of Shakespeare, Molière, Neil Simon and others. All of these productions strive to build on the tradition of excellence that was inspired by Fr. J.J. Murray, S.J. One of the main goals of the productions is to include as many students as possible so that more can appreciate this medium. Most productions involve 50-100 students in all aspects of the play. From actors to stage crew, from Drama Band to art production, each play is a beehive of student activity. Currently the Dramatic Society produces two productions each school year with one taking place in the fall and another in the spring. The fall offering has traditionally been a full length play whereas the spring production is usually a dinner theatre. The Dramatic Society is the only activity at St. Paul’s where our students work side by side with girls as equal partners, both on and off the stage.

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THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS By receiving this information package you have already taken the first step in the admission process. The next step involves the completion and assembly of the documents required to submit the application. Admissions Documents The following required documents must be submitted in their entirety by the closing date for applications. (Unless otherwise indicated): • Application Form (4 pages) • Clergy Recommendation Form • Teacher Recommendation Form • First Term Report Card • Second Term Report Card St. Paul’s recognizes that not all schools will have completed a second term prior to your family’s interview. For those schools that have completed a second term, the submission of the second term report card is required.

The following optional supporting documents must be submitted in their entirety by the closing date for applications. (unless otherwise indicated): • Letters of Recommendation: are accepted as part of an application but are not required. The number of letters and whom they come from are completely at the discretion of the applicant. To be considered, Letters of Reccomendation must be submitted prior to an interview. • Report cards from the previous academic years: applicants may wish to submit not only the required current year report cards, but also the previous year report cards. The submission of previous report cards is at the discretion of the applicant. Application Fee The non-refundable application fee is $100. Cheques can be made to St. Paul’s High School and should be submitted with the Application Form. If the application fee is prohibitive, please contact the Director of Admissions.

Entrance Test All students applying for grade 9 and grade 10 must write an entrance test. The entrance test is a four-hour, primarily multiple-choice test that is designed to assess the ability of students in English, Mathematics, and general reasoning. Applicants are offered a choice of two possible dates for writing the test. To register for one of the entrance tests, simply indicate your preference in the designated area on the first page of the Application Form.

The Interview All applicants will be granted interviews and will be contacted by email during the months of February and March (or by phone if an email address has not been provided) to schedule the interview. Interviews will take place starting the first week of February until the end of March . Most interviews will be scheduled Monday through Thursday between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. It does take some time to schedule the large number of interviews that occur. The school asks your patience as we move through the interview stage. An Important Note: The Admissions Committee will not schedule an interview until the file is complete. It is the responsibility of the applicant’s family to ensure that all required documents have been sent to the Admissions Office in a timely manner.

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ADMISSIONS CRITERIA The goal of a St. Paul’s education is to form graduates to become life-long learners who are open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. St Paul’s challenges students to pursue excellence in all aspects of their education, providing a balanced approach which includes academic, extra-curricular and spiritual programs. Accordingly, the admissions criteria represent a balance between academic, spiritual and social considerations. While consideration is given to all of the criteria listed below, please know that it is a competitive process and that no one of the following criteria outweighs the overall assessment of an applicant. ACADEMIC CONSIDERATIONS • Report Cards: If a candidate is consistently an A-B student, then he will be given favorable consideration for admission. Conduct and effort marks are also given consideration. • Entrance Test Scores: The composite national percentile that students achieve is a gauge of academic ability and possible future success. Results are used as a comparison tool with other candidates. • Teacher Recommendation Form: Teacher recommendation forms are an important part of the admissions process. These recommendations are confidential. SPIRITUAL/RELIGOUS CONSIDERATIONS • School: If a candidate attends a Catholic school, he will be given favorable consideration for admission. Last year about 40% of accepted students came from Catholic schools, and more than approximately 90% of applicants from Catholic schools were accepted. • Faith: If a candidate is an active member of a Catholic parish he will be given favourable consideration for admission. Students who are not Catholic but actively practice their faith are also given favourable consideration for admission to St. Paul’s High School. • Clergy Recommendation Form: Clergy recommendation forms are an important part of the admissions process. These recommendations are confidential. SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS • Extra-curricular Involvement: Additional consideration will be given to students who are actively involved in activities both inside and outside their school community. These activities could include involvement in music, theatre, or dance, individual or team athletics, cultural activities, and volunteer or service activities. OTHER • Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation for a candidate are accepted, but not required. Letters must be received before the interview is conducted. • Diversity: The St. Paul’s community is enhanced by and benefits from a diverse population that includes students from many different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. St. Paul’s understands that families with lower incomes may have difficulty affording tuition and is proud to offer an extensive bursary program that assists qualified applicants to attend regardless of their ability to pay the full tuition. • Legacy: Students who have a brother or father who has attended St. Paul’s High School will be given additional consideration.

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TUITION & FINANCIAL AID No student who is successful in the admissions process will be refused entry due to an inability to pay tuition as determined through the bursary application process. The cost of educating a student at St. Paul’s High School is in excess of $15,000 per year. This cost is provided for by a combination of tuition, a per student government grant and various fundraising efforts. Tuition for the current academic year is approximately $8,250. The tuition fee for the upcoming school year will depend on the amount of the government grant and the success of various fundraising efforts. Tuition is set, traditionally, in mid-March by our Board of Directors. International students are charged the full cost of educating a student at St. Paul’s High School. There are three payment options for tuition: • Prompt Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with the balance due on September 1st of each year) • Deferred Payment ($1,000 tuition deposit with balance due in monthly installments between September 1st and April 1st), • Financial Aid/Bursary Assistance Full and partial bursaries are available to any student, based on financial need, as determined by our Bursary Committee. The bursary application process begins after the school has accepted a student. St. Paul’s does not offer entrance scholarships; bursaries exist only to meet the needs of families who demonstrate a financial need. Our Bursary Committee reviews all bursary applications and all information provided to St. Paul’s High School is kept in the strictest confidence. For additional information, contact the Business Manager, Mr. Richard Pelda ’69, at (204) 831-2333. Bursary Endowment Fund Bursary assistance distributed since 2005 $500,000.00 $450,000.00 $400,000.00 $350,000.00 $300,000.00


Total number of bursaries awarded in 2014/15


Average bursary awarded to applicants in 2014/15

1 IN 7

Students receives a form of financial aid


Total amount of bursary assistance funds dispersed in 2014/15

$250,000.00 $200,000.00 $150,000.00 $100,000.00 $50,000.00 $05-06










FUNDRAISING Fundraising plays an important role in the financial well-being of St. Paul’s High School. Our Annual Giving Program is our primary fundraiser, during which we ask our parents, alumni and friends to donate to the school. Your gift can be unrestricted or be directed to either our Bursary Fund or other pre-defined priority projects. After acceptance, all parents are encouraged to contribute to the needs of the school. Income tax receipts are issued for all donations. The success of the school’s effort to advance its mission and vision depends on the generosity of all community members including current parents. Our expectation is that all parents will participate in these fundraising ventures with the gift of both their time and financial resources, in every respect according to their means.

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Main Entrance 1 Monaghan Wing 2 Murray Hall 3 4 Angus Reid Arts & Multimedia Centre 5 Eddie Cass Gym 6 Paul Albrechtsen MultiPlex & Richardson Gym 7 Connolly Field 8 Student Parking and Entrance Since 1926, St. Paul’s High School has constantly evolved to meet the needs of its students and families both for current, and where possible, for future generations while honouring its alumni and traditions. As times change and cultural norms become expectations, so must the school change if it is to continue to capture the imagination of middle school boys and provide for them a Jesuit education. It is, therefore, not only our goal but also our responsibility to respond directly to those changes in a discerned and reflective way. The goal of any learning institution is to provide its people with what is true as well as what is current. The Jesuit term for continually improving upon discerned choices is magis—a Latin term literally meaning “the more.” Each of the major projects taken on by St. Paul’s in the past has moved those attending and staffing the school by responding to a reading of the signs of the times. In 1963, after two previous locations on Ellice Ave and Selkirk Ave respectively, St. Paul’s High School opened its current facility at 2200 Grant Ave in the emerging Tuxedo neighbourhood. Since then, the school has undergone several capital improvments, both in the form of upgrading existing space as well as expanding the facility to meet the needs of stakeholders. The current campus has over 33,000 sq. ft. of classroom space, a chapel, multi-purpose space known as Murray Hall as well as four computer labs - one that uses iMacs exclusivley. The Fr. Holland S.J. Learning Centre, at the centre of the campus, houses a computer lab, a study hall and a library. Our library contains over 13,000 book and video titles, over 15,000 e-books, 45 periodical subscriptions as well as Apple iPads and Amazon Kindles for student use. The Angus Reid Arts & Multimedia Centre, constructed in 2000, boasts an 1,800 sq. ft. music room, art studio, additional classrooms, cafeteria, Crusader Shoppe and Crusader locker room. The school is proud to offer extensive athletic and weight training space in both the Eddie Cass and Richardson Gymnasia. Opened in the fall of 2013, the Paul Albrechtsen MultiPlex offers a regulation basketball/volleyball court that can be divided into two smaller courts, seating for 900 as well as a state-of-the-art fitness and weight training facility and athletic therapy centre. The south campus (pictured below) has over five acres of field space, including Connelly and Alumni Fields, which are dedicated to various school athletics and physical education classes. A virtual campus tour is available online through Google Maps by searching “St. Paul’s High School Winnipeg, MB” and by clicking “See Inside”.

View from the south campus with the recently opened Paul Albrechtsen MultiPlex (right)

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ALUMNI St. Paul’s High School has a rich mosaic of over 9,000 alumni that have become community leaders, successful business owners 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. Our flourishing alumni community is evident by the number of alumni who support alumni events and who support the school in its mission and vision through their financial contributions. The objectives of the St. Paul’s High School Alumni Association are as follows: •

To encourage the fellowship of former students of St. Paul’s High School through social, educational, cultural, and professional means;

To disseminate information among former students relating to the development of St. Paul’s High School;

To establish and maintain through appropriate resourcefulness a continuous, uninterrupted long term link with all alumni as well as with St. Paul’s High School and the community at large; and

To promote the school through continued alumni interest and to share their knowledge and experience, both academic and otherwise, with current students of St. Paul’s.

Alumni participate in various throughout the year that include: • • • • • •




Ignatian Challenge Award Tribute Dinner Maroon & White Alumni Golf Tournament Homecoming Alumni Business Mentorship Program Alumni Christian Service Program Reunions and Chapter Meetings

St. Paul’s relies upon the generous support of alumni to allow the school to grow and maintain enrollment, expand and initiate academic, spiritual and athletic programs, and maintain and grow our physical facilities. We are grateful to our alumni, their Jesuit brothers and to all faculty and staff who have come and gone before us. The tradition of excellence that they nurtured and promoted at the school is a living legacy for the faculty, staff and for all current and future Crusaders.

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academic excellence and

growth of the whole person

97% 75%

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of students participate in extra-curricular activities


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St. Paul’s High School 2200 Grant Ave Winnipeg, MB R3P 0P8

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